Education sessions

Education sessions

Doctors Nova Scotia works to provide educations session that meet members’ needs and are aligned with key strategic priorities for the association.

The Truth About EMRs: Busting Digital Myths with OPOR
Saturday, June 8

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Dr. Ashley Miller, CMIO, will lead a panel presentation on e-health initiatives in Nova Scotia, including the new OPOR-Clinical Information System (CIS). Dr. Miller will be joined by colleagues to share information, bust OPOR and CIS myths, and answer commonly asked questions by physicians. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists at the end of the presentation.

After this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how OPOR integrates with other digital initiatives
  • Navigate the provincial e-health-care system/environment to engage and affect change.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser
Saturday, June 8

An inspirational keynote from Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser, four-time Olympic Gold Medallist and Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dr. Wickenheiser will speak on leadership, performance and teamwork.

Seven world championships, six Olympic appearances, five Olympic medals — Dr. Wickenheiser is a titan of sport and a leader both on and off the ice. 

Dr. Wickenheiser was a first-ballot Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, and her hockey IQ is highly respected by both male and female hockey players. She has played in and coached at four NHL development camps with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 2018, Dr. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as assistant director of player development and was promoted to assistant general manager in 2022. 

Alongside her career in the NHL, Dr. Wickenheiser practises family and emergency medicine in the Toronto area — a pursuit she had dreamt of her whole life and began in 2017 following her retirement from the National Women’s Hockey Team after 23 years. She is also the author of Over the Board: Lessons from the Ice. 

Dr. Wickenheiser is also a member of the Order of Canada, a retired member of the International Olympic Committee’s Athlete’s Commission, member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and founder of The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival.

After this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and achieve individual leadership goals, particularly in the areas of performance and teamwork.
  • Use their knowledge to effectively influence and navigate complex systems.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Dalhousie University Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education for up to 2.25 MAINPRO+ credits.
As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education, designates this continuing professional development activity for up to 2.25 credit hours as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found online at

Educationally approved/co-sponsored by Dalhousie University Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education.

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In keeping with CMA Guidelines, program content and selection of speakers are the responsibility of the planning committee. Support is directed toward the costs of the course and not to individual speakers through an unrestricted educational grant.


Barb Johnson
Senior communications advisor