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2019 COUPE Best Paper Contest for Medical Students

The COUPE “Best Paper Award for Medical Students” is designed to recognize a student in undergraduate medical training who demonstrates an enhanced level of understanding and interest in mental health. Furthermore, this prize is intended to reward a student who takes the time and effort (during an extremely busy year!) to investigate a specific issue relevant to mental health, either within psychiatry or another area of medicine. Finally, this prize is intended to reward the student who best demonstrates an advanced level of scholarship expected at the senior stages of undergraduate medical education.

Essays will be submitted via email to the chair of the Psychiatry Undergraduate Education Committee Dr. Cheryl Murphy at Submissions will not be accepted after midnight, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Paper submissions will not be accepted)

The Psychiatry Undergraduate Education Committee from each school will be responsible for assessing the submissions and will forward the best two (2) papers to the COUPE Executive for adjudication by April 5, 2019.

Full details [PDF - 196KB]

Trans*Health Symposium   

Title: 'Integrated care for gender dysphoric, gender non-binary and trans* children into adulthood'
: March 28 & 29, 2019
Location: Weather Watch Room (5th Floor, Dixon Building, NSHA QEII HSC-VG Site).
**The symposium is accredited for MOCOMP CPD and WPATH GEI credits.
Contact Ms. Debi Follett (; 902-470-8087) to obtain your registration package.

Registration fees:
Staff physicians $250
Other clinicians $175
Students and residents $150

Registration closes on March 15, 2019.

Symposium program [PDF - 109KB]