Nova Scotia Community Hospital Programs

Convenient learning opportunities                               

 The Nova Scotia Community Hospital (CHP) programs give you the opportunity for professional development at a hospital near you, limiting disruption to your practice or your personal commitments. Discussing local cultures and challenges for change with colleagues provides a unique learning opportunity.

In consultation with Dalhousie Continuing Professional Development (CPD), local practitioners develop the content, objectives, and deliver education in formats that are most likely to enhance your practice. And since we offer programs in 14 Nova Scotia hospitals, there will be a program nearby that interests you. This program is supported financially by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.  It is occasionally enhanced with pharmaceutical industry sponsorship by means of educational grants.   

We're gearing up for the 2020-21 Academic Year starting in September. Keep posted for new programs as they are booked, in all 14 of our Nova Scotia hospital communities.

PLEASE NOTE: Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, virtual CHP will be provided instead of in-person sessions.  

Remember that all physicians are welcomed to attend any accredited program; you are not restricted to attending only the programs in the hospital you have privileges in.

The weekly Tuesday "Current Events" email blast is back as of August 20th. If you are a physician and wish to start receiving weekly reminders of all our accredited events, please fill in this form and get your name on our blast-list!

Please note:  Given the uncertainity around COVID-19, virtual CHP will be provided instead of in-person sessions.

To access the webinar:

- Enter your name (Firstname Lastname) in the Guest box
- No registration required 

To attend the online presentation you will need:
-   A computer with internet access, high-speed preferred, but not required.
-   Computer speakers or headset – (required to hear the presentation)

If this is your first time attending one of our webinars please join 10 minutes early in case you get asked to download the Adobe Connect app. 

Jan 19@7-8pm Fishing for Liver Disease Dr. Magnus McLeod
Jan 26@7-9pm Precocious and Delayed Puberty  Dr. Elizabeth Cummings
Feb 2@7-8pm Skin Cancer: Diagnosis and Prevention Dr. Kerri Purdy
Feb 11@7-8:30pm Hot Topics in General Pediatrics Dr. Drew Yamada
Feb 24@7-8pm Myasthenia Gravis Dr. Ian Grant
Mar 2@7-9pm Work up and Management of Congestive Heart Failure Dr. Robert Stewart
Mar 11@7-8pm Major Depression (Family Doctor Perspective)  Dr. Joseph Sadek
Mar 31@12-1pm Procedural Sedation Dr. Karim Mukhida
Apr 8@7-8 pm Potpourri of Common Neurological Problems for FP  Dr. Natalie Parks
Apr 13@7-8pm Urticaria and Angioedema Dr. Mary McHenry
Apr 20@7-8pm Type II Diabetes in Children & Adolescents Dr. Teresa Pinto
May 6@7-8pm Medical Abortion Dr. Lauren Brodie
May 13@7-8pm Benzodiazepines Dr. Osama Loubani
May 19@7-8pm Transgender Health Dr. Sue Atkinson
Jun 1@7-8pm Dementia Prevention Dr. Mandat Maharaj 
Jun 10@7-8pm Kidney Stones Dr. Andrea Lantz Powers
Jun 16@7-8pm Common Hand Problems for the Primary Care Physicians Dr. Justin Paletz

Handouts from previous presentations

Jan 12 Screening Cerebral Aneurysms with Dr. Gwynedd Pickett | Video Link

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Find out more

If you’d like more information on specific programs, or to discuss program opportunities? Contact Mary Ann Robinson at 902-494-1459 or 

Thank you to our physician-coordinators

Without our physician-coordinators, these programs would not be possible.

Thank you to:

  Dr. Kelly Morris
  Dr. Karen MacDonald
  Dr. Jules d'Entremont Bridgewater    
  Dr. Kenneth Cameron Dartmouth    
  Dr. Lisa MacIntyre
  Dr. Rhea MacDonald Inverness    
  Dr. Chris Bauer Kentville    
  Dr. Norah Mogan
  Dr. Irene Moore
  Dr. Simran Ohson New Glasgow    
  Dr. Alexander Wawer
North Sydney
  Dr. Farokh Buhariwalla Sydney    
  Dr. Andria MacAualay Truro    
  Dr. Islam Eissa