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 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 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.   

Stay Informed

Please see below for Community Hospital Programs booked for the Academic Year starting in September. Keep posted for new programs as they are booked in all 14 of our Nova Scotia hospital communities.

CHP has adopted a blended module. Some sessions will be delivered virtually, while some will be in-person sessions. All physicians are welcome to attend any accredited program; you are not restricted to attend only the programs in the hospital you have privileges in.

If you would like to receive weekly reminders for our accredited events for physicians, or have your attendance at our events tracked, please complete and submit the Contact Data Form. Be sure to check “Yes” to “I agree to receive email announcements” to get your name on our e-blast list!

Receiving Credits

To receive Mainpro+ Credits, which you can then claim from the CFPC, you must complete the survey distributed at each CHP session. The survey will be open for one week after the session. 

CPDME-accredited Activity Reports are produced based on request. To request a record of your credits, please email, and give us the period for which you would like this information.

To access the Microsoft Teams Webinar

Join on your computer or mobile app using the link in the table below (No registration required)

To attend the online presentation, you will need:

  • Computer with internet access, high-speed preferred, but not required
  • Computer speakers or headset – required to hear the presentation
  • Microsoft Teams app - Download Microsoft Teams

Have questions about Microsoft Teams? Join Dalhousie MedIT for a weekly drop-in session on Thursdays from 12-1 pm. Join the orientation.


To access the Zoom Webinar

Register on your computer or mobile app using the link in the table below

To attend the online presentation, you will need:

  • Computer with internet access, high-speed preferred, but not required
  • Computer speakers or headset – required to hear the presentation
  • Zoom app - Download Zoom

Pour accéder aux séances zoom :

Veuillez utiliser le lien pour Zoom fourni sous chacune des séances de la liste qui suit. Si vous n’avez pas encore installé Zoom sur votre appareil mobile, votre tablette ou votre ordinateur, nous vous recommandons fortement d’en faire l’installation à l’avance, depuis la boutique d’applications de votre appareil. Vous pouvez aussi cliquer ici pour accéder au site Web de Zoom.

  • Entrez votre prénom, votre nom et votre adresse courriel.
  • Cliquez sur S’inscrire.   
  • Une fois inscrit, vous recevrez un lien et pourrez ajouter l’activité à votre calendrier.

Upcoming Community Hospital Programs

Date/Time    Topic Speaker
Jun 6
7-8 pm
Allergy Dx and Rx: Evolution of Food Allergy and Management (Virtual)
Zoom: Click here to Register
*This session is held via zoom instead of our regular webinar platform. Simultaneous interpretation in english and french.
Dr. Mary McHenry
Jun 13
7-8 pm
Assessing Frailty and Clinical Frailty Scores (Virtual) 
Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the Webinar
Dr. Melissa Andrew
Jun 20
7-8 pm
Women’s Health Update Continued: Vulvar Issues (Virtual) 
Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the Webinar
Dr. Heather Cockwell
Jun 26
12-1 pm
Outpatient Management Post MI (in-person in Inverness) Dr. Robbie Stewart

Handouts from previous presentations

May 10 Pearls and Pitfalls in the Care: Patients with Progressive Neuromuscular Disorders with Dr. Suzanne Salsman | English Recording | French Recording 

May 4 Type 2 Diabetes: The Next Step after Metformin with Dr. Michael Mindrum | Handout | Prescribing Considerations | Evidence Review | Drug Table | Video Link

Apr 27 Mastoiditis with Dr. Magdalena Kujath | Handout | Video Link

Apr 26 Long Haul Covid - Managing Long Covid in Family Medicine with Dr. Lisa Barrett | Handout | English Recording | French Recording

Apr 13 Chest Tubes with Dr. Daniel French | Handout

Apr 12 Managing Aggression in Dementia with Dr. Maggie Lovett | Handout

Recordings are posted for two months. Please contact if you are seeking a recording link that is not listed.


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. Murray McCrossin Amherst                                                                
  Dr. Karen MacDonald
  Dr. Keith Singh Dartmouth    
  Dr. Lisa MacIntyre
  Dr. Rhea MacDonald Inverness    
  Dr. Chris Bauer Kentville    
  Dr. Norah Mogan
  Dr. Bradley MacDougall New Glasgow    
  Dr. Alexander Wawer
North Sydney
  Dr. Farokh Buhariwalla Sydney    
  Dr. Andria MacAulay Truro    
  Deanna Jacquard Yarmouth