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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 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 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
FEB 21 Dermatological Manifestations of Infectious Diseases in Children Dr. Scott Halperin Antigonish
  28 Infectious Diseases Dr. Scott Halperin North Sydney
  28 Abnormal Liver Tests  Dr. Magnus McLeod New Glasgow
  28 Hot Topics in General Pediatrics Dr. Drew Yamada Liverpool
MAR 01 Hematologic Malignancies Dr. Wanda Hasegawa Bridgewater
  06 Cannabinoids for Pain Management  Dr. John Fraser Middleton
  11 Osteoporosis Dr. Maia von Maltzahn Bridgewater
  13 Thyroid Nodules and Investigations Dr. Blair Williams Sydney
  14 Delirium   Dr. Diyana Docheva  New Glasgow 
  26 The Pelvic Floor: From Incontinence to Prolapse Dr. Jerzy B. Gajewski Halifax
  28 Plastic Techniques for the Family Doctor/ER Doctor Dr. Lisa Dickson Liverpool
  29 Breast Cancer Screening Dr. Sian Iles Truro
APR 05 When NOT to give TPA Dr. Stephen Phillips Truro
  10 Cutaneous Manifestations of Disease Dr. Kerri Purdy Middleton
  11 Assessing Early to Delayed Puberty - When to Worry Dr. Beth Cummings Liverpool
  11 Surgical Spine Dr. Andrew Glennie North Sydney
  16 Clinical Presentations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children Dr. Mohsin Rashid Inverness
  17 Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children: Understanding Gut Feelings Dr. Mohsin Rashid Sydney
  18 Toxicology Dr. Jong Sung Kim Antigonish
  18 Oncologic Emergencies Dr. Mahmoud Elsawy Amherst
  24 Hematology Pearls Dr. Mahmoud Elsawy Yarmouth
  24 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Update Dr. Steven Gruchy Halifax
  25 Osteoporosis Review Dr. Stephanie Kaiser New Glasgow
  25 Urine Drug Testing - Common Pitfalls Dr. Lori Beach Antigonish
  25 MS Update Dr. Roger McKelvey Bridgewater
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
  08 Appropriate Drugs for the Frail Elderly Dr. Nabha Shetty Middleton
  15 Cannabinoids for Pain Management  Dr. John Fraser Sydney
  15 Common Hand Problems for the Primary Care Physicians Dr. Justin L. Paletz North Sydney
  16 Anxiety in Children and Adolescents Dr. Daniel Chorney Truro
  22 Common Hand Problems for the Primary Care Physicians Dr. Justin L. Paletz Liverpool
  22 Paediatric Ortho Emergencies Dr. Karl Logan Yarmouth
  24 An Approach to a First Seizure Dr. Stephanie Woodroffe Truro
  24 Thyroid Nodules and Investigations Dr. Blair Williams Inverness
  28 Aging and Cognition Dr. Gail Eskes Yarmouth
  28 Parkinson's Disease Dr. Heather Rigby Halifax
JUN 04 MS: New Therapies Dr. Roger McKelvey Middleton
  05 Common Neurological Problems that GPs Should Know Dr. Roger McKelvey Yarmouth
  06 Headaches: Practical Solutions Dr. Laine Green Truro
  11 Common Problems in Pediatric Cardiology  Dr. Andrew Warren New Glasgow
  12 Common Problems in Pediatric Cardiology  Dr. Andrew Warren North Sydney
  12 Prescribing & De-Prescribing for the Elderly Dr. Andrew Xiao Sydney
  25 Acute Visual Loss Dr. Constance LeBlanc Yarmouth 
  26 Fibromyalgia Fact or Fiction: An evidence-based approach to Management Dr. Karim Mukhida Liverpool

Handouts for upcoming presentations 


Handouts from previous presentations

(posted for one month)

Fibromyalgia with Dr. Karim Mukhida | Handout

Physician Resiliency with Dr. John Chiasson | Handout

Radiation Oncology Basics with Dr. Murali Rajaraman | Handout

Concussions with Dr. Christina Atkinson | Handout


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