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Friday education sessions

Friday's sessions will feature a thought leaders panel.

Friday’s CME-accredited education sessions include a presentation from Dr. André Bernard and a panel discussion featuring five Nova Scotian physicians. Attendees will receive a solid grounding in the concepts and ideas to be discussed further during Saturday’s sessions. 

Medical Professionalism: Where are we and how did we get here?

Dr. André Bernard, Doctors Nova Scotia Board Chair, will present an introduction to the evidence and context for the current situation of medical professionalism in Canada. Dr. Bernard will discuss the trend toward transparency and accountability, which has resulted in greater oversight of the profession. 

Thought-leaders panel

On Friday, June 2, Nova Scotia physicians Drs. Forbes, Gross, Petrie, Smith and Thomson will lead a panel discussion. The five physicians will bring different perspectives on the topic of medical professionalism – from system issues to physician interpersonal issues.

  • Dr. Cindy Forbes is a family physician in Fall River, N.S., and Past-President of both DNS and the CMA.
  • Dr. Mike Gross is a full-time professor of orthopedic surgery at Dalhousie University, and regular contributor to the “Views” section of doctorsNS magazine. 
  • Dr. David Petrie is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at the QEII. He is also the head of Dalhousie University’s Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • Dr. Alyssa Smith is a resident in pediatrics and an executive member of the board of Maritime Resident Doctors.
  • Dr. Carolyn Thomson is a family physician and co-coordinator of the association’s Professional Support Program.

Live graphic recorder

The panel discussion will be attended by a graphic recorder, who will capture ideas, reflections and content in the form of a memorable graphic mural.

*Note: CME credits

Final Dalhousie University CPD accreditation is pending, however, it is anticipated that the full conference will be accredited for up to eight hours of CME credits.

Full conference agenda