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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 occasionally enhanced with pharmaceutical industry sponsorship by means of educational grants.

We're gearing up for the 2018 Academic Year starting in September. Keep posted for new programs as they are booked, in all 14 of our Nova Scotia hospital communities. 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 priviledges in.

The weekly Tuesday "Current Events" email blast is back as of September 4th. 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!



Date Topic Speaker Community
    Fall 2018    
AUG 31 Dizziness and Vertigo Dr. Blair Williams Inverness
SEP 04 Chronic Kidney Disease Dr. Penelope Poyah Yarmouth
  11 Management of Post-Orthoplasty Patient for GPs Dr. Michael Gross  Middleton 
  12 Vertigo and Dizziness Dr. Blair Williams Sydney
  20 Medical Marijuana Dr. Maureen Allen  New Glasgow 
  25 Medical Abortion Dr. Lianne Yoshida Halifax
  27 Work up and Management of Heart Failure Dr. Robbie Stewart Middleton
OCT 02 Registration and Licensing Dr. Gus Grant Truro
  04 Party & Street Drugs: Preparing for Fentanyl ODs Dr. Nancy Murphy Antigonish
  09 Headache Dr. Laine Green  Yarmouth 
  10 Fatigue and Other Non-Specific Symptoms Dr. Stephen Workman Sydney
  10 Dalhousie Longitudinal Residency Program  Dr. Karlyne Dufour New Glasgow
  11 Sarcoidosis Dr. Stephen Workman Antigonish
  11 Assessing Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults Dr. Daniel Carver Bridgewater
  11 Common Hand Injuries Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel New Glasgow
  17 Concussions Dr. Christina Atkinson Middleton
  24 Antibiotic Resistance Dr. Paul Bonnar & Jason Reynolds New Glasgow
  25 Update in Diabetes Agents Dr. Ferhan Siddiqi  Bridgewater
  25 New Immune Therapies in Oncology: Everything you need to know about Checkpoint Inhibitors  Dr. Lori Wood Liverpool
  26 Update on Seizures Dr. Mark Sadler Dartmouth
  26 Concussion Guidelines Dr. Andrew Holmes Inverness
  29 Spine Degeneration  Dr. Kevin Orrell North Sydney
NOV 06 ADHD Dr. Risk Kronfli Kentville
  06 Living with Heart Disease: A Common Sense Approach  Dr. Howard Wightman Middleton
  07 Prostate Cancer Screening Dr. Ross Mason New Glasgow
  09 Common Hand Problems for the Primary Care Physician Dr. Justin Paletz Truro
  14 Toxicology Session Dr. Jong Sung Kim Sydney
  21 Ovarian Cancer Dr. James Bentley Yarmouth
  22 Fever of Unknown Origin Dr. Brian Moses  Liverpool 
  22 Airway Management in the ED Dr. Stuart Wright Inverness
  23 Uncontrolled Asthma  Dr. Daniel Hughes Dartmouth
  28 Screening Cerebral Aneurysms  Dr. Gwynedd Pickett Yarmouth
  29 Acute Knee Injuries Dr. Horacio Yepes Inverness
  29 New Immune Therapies in Oncology: Everything you need to know about 
Checkpoint Inhibitors
Dr. Lori Wood Truro
  29 New Immune Therapies in Oncology: Everything you need to know about 
Checkpoint Inhibitors 
Dr. Lori Wood Antigonish
  29 New Immune Therapies in Oncology: Everything you need to know about 
Checkpoint Inhibitors 
Dr. Lori Wood New Glasgow
DEC 06 Plastic Techniques for the Family Doctor/ER Doctor  Dr. Lisa Dickson Liverpool
  20 Dermatological Manifestations of Infectious Diseases in Children Dr. Scott Halperin Antigonish
    Winter 2019    
JAN  08 An Approach to a First Seizure Dr. Stephanie Woodroffe Halifax
  10 Update on Dementia Dr. Diyana Docheva  Liverpool 
  18 Appropriate Lab Testing Dr. Manal Elnenaei Bridgewater
  18 Rosacea and Acne Dr. Kerri Purdy Truro
  23 Radiation Oncology Basics Dr. Murali Rajaraman Yarmouth
FEB 28 Infectious Diseases Dr. Scott Halperin North Sydney
MAR  01 Oncology Emergencies  Dr. Wanda Hasegawa Bridgewater
  06 Cannabinoids for Pain Management  Dr. John Fraser Middleton
  07 Delirium   Dr. Diyana Docheva  New Glasgow 
APR 04 Fibromyalgia Fact or Fiction: An evidence-based approach to Management Dr. Karim Mukhida Liverpool
  11 Assessing Early to Delayed Puberty - When to Worry Dr. Beth Cummings Liverpool
  24 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Update Dr. Steven Gruchy Halifax
  25 Osteoporosis Review Dr. Stephanie Kaiser New Glasgow
MAY 02 Safe & Effective Transfer of Care Dr. Janet Ruth, CMPA Antigonish
  02 Symptom Management in Palliative Care Dr. David Dupere Liverpool
  07 Pediatric Orthopedics  Dr. Karl Logan Halifax
  15 Cannabinoids for Pain Management  Dr. John Fraser Sydney
JUN 25 Acute Visual Loss Dr. Constance LeBlanc Yarmouth 

Handouts for upcoming presentations 


Handouts from previous presentations

(posted for one month)

Medical Abortion with Dr. Lianne Yoshida 

Fatigue and Other Non-Specific Symptoms with Dr. Stephen Workman

Assessing Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults with Dr. Daniel Carver 

Sarcoidosis with Dr. Stephen Workman 


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 cpd@dal.ca 

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. Bradley MacDougall New Glasgow    
  Dr. John Kirkpatrick
North Sydney
  Dr. Farokh Buhariwalla Sydney    
  Dr. Andria MacAualay Truro    
  Dr. Christopher Randell Yarmouth