Karen Mann Lecture & MERIS

Dr. Karen Mann Lectureship in Medical Education

The Karen Mann Lectureship in Medical Education is named in memory of Dr. Karen Mann, a life-long champion of the role medical education plays in advancing leadership in the field of medicine. Each year we remember our friend and colleague with a prominent lecturer in medical education.

MERIS (Medical Education Research and Innovation Showcase)

MERIS is our annual research showcase that presents innovation and schorlarly work relevant to medical, interprofessional and health professions education. As an attendee, you’ll join other professionals with a common interest in medical and health professions education.

It’s not only a perfect opportunity to meet and share information with faculty, preceptors, residents and students in the medical, dental and health professions community, it’s also a chance to mingle with other members of the greater Dalhousie community.

This offers a forum for faculty, residents and students to present their scholarly/professional working topics such as curriculum, teaching,learning, evaluation and faculty development in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.

Please contact Dr Sarah Burm (Chair) or Shruti Joshi (Event Co-ordinator) for more information.


The 2023 Karen Mann Lecture will kick off the 4th Annual MERIS.

Keynote speaker will be Dr Javeed Sukhera MD PhD, Chair of Psychiatry at the Institute of Living; Chief of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; & Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine.  

The lecture is titled, Stigma in the Mirror, and will take place Thursday, November 9,12-1 pm AST.

Both events will be certified by Continuing Professional Development Accreditation for both the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. All members of the medical education community, as well as members of the Dalhousie University community at large, are invited to attend. 

We welcome abstract submissions that focus on any one of the following topic areas: curriculum design, teaching/learning, assessment and evaluation, faculty development, interprofessional education, simulation, and equity, diversity, and inclusion. Abstract submissions should come under one of the following areas: a) completed research project/evaluation or b) education innovation.

2023 Mann Lecture - MERIS - Schedule


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