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Annual conference

The 2017 conference will be held June 2 & 3 at the World Trade & Convention Centre. 

2017 Annual conference

The annual conference brings together Nova Scotia’s physicians for a business-packed, fun-filled weekend where engaging discussions lead to new ideas and social events lead to lasting connections.
Conference highlights include:
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Business sessions (including CME-accredited panel presentations, keynote, small group discussions)
  • Doctors Nova Scotia Achievement Awards ceremony
  • President’s dinner and dance
  • Opening night party with dinner and entertainment
  • Companion program (i.e. cooking classes, yoga, run/walk event, dance lessons, wine tasting)
  • Virtual attendance – delegates can attend the business sessions and participate and vote at the annual general meeting via webinar

Registration fees

The association is pleased to offer a conference guest package for this year’s annual conference.
Members of Doctors Nova Scotia who register for the event can bring a guest at a reduced price. Physicians can purchase up to two guest packages with each member conference package purchased.

    Member package: $300 + HST
    Senior physician/medical student package: $200 + HST
    Guest package: $225 + HST

All conference packages include the sponsor reception, Friday night opening party, companion program, continental breakfast, refreshment break, keynote and education session with panel discussion and workshop, annual general meeting, awards ceremony and luncheon, and President’s dinner and dance.

When completing the registration form please indicate which events you and your guest(s) will be attending, to ensure we have the appropriate counts.

Registration is now open. 

Register now

Webinar registration

Can’t make it in person? Try attending by webinar, instead. Register to attend the CME-accredited sessions and the annual general meeting via webinar. It’s free!

Friday webinar session registration
Saturday session webinar registration

2017 conference agenda

Friday, June 2

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
12-4 p.m.
Exhibitor set up
12-4:40 p.m.CME-accredited education session – Medical Professionalism: Getting back on track (lunch served 12 p.m.; CME session 1 p.m.)

Where are we and how did we get here? An introduction to the evidence and context followed by a panel presentation featuring physician thought-leaders.
7 p.m.
Sponsor/exhibitor reception (hors d'oeuvres and refreshments)
8 p.m.
Opening night party with dinner and entertainment

Saturday, June 3

7 a.m.-5 p.m.
7-8 a.m.Continental breakfast with sponsors/exhibitors
7-8 a.m.Past Presidents’ breakfast
7-8 a.m.
Section breakfast meeting(s)
8:10-10:25 a.m.Annual General Meeting & members forum
10:35-11:05 a.mRefreshment break with sponsors/exhibitors
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.CME-accredited business session – An introduction to Doctors Nova Scotia’s Strategic Plan
12:40-2:10 p.m. Awards ceremony & luncheon
3-4:30 p.m.
Companion program (walking tour with local history and tastings)
2:20-4:35 p.m.CME-accredited education session – Keynote address by Dr. Jeff Blackmer - Medical Professionalism at a crossroads: What are the opportunities and next steps? 

Followed by small group discussions on the topic - defining the issues and priorities.
6:30-7 p.m.Cocktail reception hosted by your Board of Directors
7 p.m.
President's dinner and dance

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Melissa Murray
Communications coordinator
1-800-563-3427 ext. 4923