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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The NOSM CEPD office has a variety of Continuing Medical Education opportunities offered through a variety of methods.  Whether you’re able to attend one of our many conferences, participate in workshops or series hosted in our communities, or access one of our now many virtual events to meet your personal learning needs, there is something for all faculty, in all communities.

Please explore the opportunities and additional resources in our menu options below!

CME Series & Workshops

NOSM U CEPD Palliative Care Education Series & Clinical Rounds

The Palliative Care Committee is proud to offer a variety of topics in the form of our series and clinical rounds to meet your needs!

Please visit the NOSM U CEPD Palliative Care Education website to view upcoming events and to register!


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 the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for up to 2 Mainpro+ credit.

Pan-Northern Clinical Rounds

This program is currently on hold as we are working towards improvements based off of your feedback!


Annual CPD Conferences

Palliative Care Conference – Registration Open! (March 22, 2024)

Palliative Care Conference 2024

Celebrating Northern & Rural Palliative Care

March 22, 2024

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

Welcome to the Northeastern Ontario Palliative Care Conference 2024! This year, we bring you a bigger and better pan-Northern Ontario Conference, as a result of the collaboration between the NOSM University Palliative Care SPC, and NNPCN-PCIEF Nipissing sub-region.

Conference Learning Objectives:

  1. Effectively engage in difficult palliative conversations around discouragement and despair with patients and their families
  2. Enhance collaborative patient care and support by fostering an environment of empathy amongst a diverse clinical care team
  3. Discuss the larger role of community care in palliative care in rural Northern communities

Visit the Palliative Care Conference website for more information or to register!

The EDE Course: Introductory POCUS Course – Registration Open! (May 2, 2024)

The EDE Course: Introductory POCUS

May 2, 2024

Delta Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto

Born in Northern Ontario, The EDE Course is the most popular introductory point-of-care ultrasound course in Canada. EDE has been taught over 1000 times to over 20,000 physicians in English and French since 2001. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to discuss and apply skills related to:

  • Knobology
  • Aortic EDE to rule out an aneurysm
  • Cardiac EDE (subxiphoid view) to assess cardiac activity in cardiac arrest and rule out pericardial effusion
  • Abdominal EDE to rule out ascites and intra-abdominal hemorrhage in trauma
  • Thoracic EDE to rule out pneumothorax and pleural effusion
  • Obstetrical EDE to rule out ectopic pregnancy (by ruling in an intra-uterine pregnancy)

Participants receive two full days of CME points for completing the online modules and the attending the live course.

For more information or to register, please visit The EDE Website.

SCORE: Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies – Registration Open! (May 2, 2024)

SCORE: Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies

May 2, 2024

Delta Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto

Simulating Crises for Optimal Response in Emergencies (SCORE) is a multidisciplinary medical education course, especially designed to meet the unique challenges of rural and community health care providers.  Health care practitioners in Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Anesthesia, Intensive care and other acute care disciplines must all possess the skills necessary to manage unpredictable, high acuity and high stakes clinical situations.

SCORE emphasizes the role of non-technical and human factors in effective team performance for these challenging situations.  Using a combination of high fidelity simulation, in-depth post simulation debriefing and crisis resource management coaching sessions, SCORE provides participants with a chance to develop and practice the types of leadership, communication, teamwork and problem solving skills necessary for effective crisis response.

While most of the content is applicable to all practice environments, a particular emphasis on rural and community hospital resource limitations is embedded in the course content.

Visit the SCORE website for more information or to register!

Northern Health Research Conference – Registration Opening Soon! (June 10-11, 2024)

NOSM University will hold the 19th annual Northern Health Research Conference (NHRC) from Monday June 10 to Tuesday June 11, 2024. The conference will be held in Sudbury, Ontario, and will be available in a hybrid format, with participants having the option to attend in-person or online.

Interested in submitting an Abstract? Visit the NHRC event wesbite!

Northeast Women’s Health Symposium (June 14, 2024)


Additional information will be provided once received.

North of 44 (October 25, 2024)

The next North of 44 Primary Care Conference is booked for October 25, 2024!

The 2023 Conference was held on October 23, 2023 and these were some of the highlights:

As Primary Care Providers in the North, we are a distinct group from our Southern Counterparts. The North of 44 Conference was designed to meet the holistic needs of the “generalist” nature of our practices with a respect for the geographic and various service models that make up our region.

Stay tuned for details of the 2024 conference!

Northern Ontario Women’s Health Conference (October 25th, 2024)

Northern Ontario Women’s Health Conference

Delta Hotel, Thunder Bay

Friday, November 22, 2024

NOSM University and the Lakehead Obstetrics and Gynecology Local Education Group are pleased to invite you to the seventh annual Northern Ontario Women’s Health Conference!  This year we plan to be back in person so we can learn and network with our colleagues who provide care in the region.

Our mission, as always, is to bring together remote, rural, and urban primary care providers to network and share information related to Women’s Health in our region.  This year’s conference will bring together regional expertise, complimented with expertise from our tertiary care referral centres to discuss pertinent topics to our patient population.

Who Should Attend

We invite all family physicians, specialists, midwives, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, allied health professionals, residents and medical learners to attend.  We hope everyone will be eager to collaborate and learn together in person.  See you there!

Visit the Women’s Health Conference website for up-to-date information!

Asynchronous Learning Opportunities

Hearing Our Voices: Indigenous Cultural Safety Online Program

Increase your cultural awareness and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples’ social determinants of health and learn how to incorporate culturally appropriate care into your practice.

This program communicates the experience of Indigenous women in their own voices to residents and other allied health care practitioners who care for Indigenous patients or clients. These online modules aim to improve practitioners’ ability to care for Indigenous people in Canada by increasing cultural awareness and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples’ social determinants of health and by learning how to incorporate culturally appropriate care into practice. The Hearing Our Voices Program incorporates videos, readings, self-reflection exercises, and interactive activities to guide learning.

Learning Objectives:
* Practice cultural humility and engage in critical self-reflection about one’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
* Apply the principles of trauma-informed care and relational practice to foster trust-based relationships with patients or clients.
* Incorporate strategies to support culturally safe and culturally appropriate care for Indigenous Peoples in clinical and/or educational practice.

For more information and to register, please visit the CEPD Learning HUB

Stand Up: Understanding and Combatting microaggressions

Develop a greater understanding of microaggressions, their impact, and how to respond to them in the moment.

This program offers:
* Frameworks to provide effective, collegial feedback to learners in difficulty
* Strategies for collaboratively developing improvement plans for learners
* Approaches for responding to professional lapses and repeated professional lapses
* Information on the hidden curriculum and professional identity formation models
* Guidance on NOSM U’s remediation policies and planning

Learning Objectives:
* Describe microaggressions and examples of microaggressions.
* Explain how microaggressions result in healthcare disparities and unsafe environments for learners, faculty, clinicians, and patients.
* Apply the Triangle Model Framework to respond to microaggressions as the source, bystander, or recipient of a microaggression.

For more information and to register, please visit the CEPD Learning HUB

Setting the Table: An Introduction to teaching and Practicing in Northern Ontario

* Practice evidence-based teaching strategies and prepare for teaching and practicing in Northern Ontario with our online modules!
* Practice your feedback-giving skills through interactive scenarios featuring the Ask-Tell-Ask and One-Minute Preceptor Feedback models.
* Learn key information about NOSM University, Northern Ontario communities, and social determinants of health that impact health care delivery in the North.
* Explore tip sheets and best practice guidelines to support you in the areas of teaching, orienting new learners, and creating safe learning environments.

Learning Objectives

* Establish a safe learning environment when providing feedback to learners in a clinical environment (Scholar).
* Identify characteristics and challenges of the Northern Ontario health care context (Health Advocate).
* Describe NOSM U’s Distributed Medical Education model and the structure of its core programs (Scholar).
* Apply the Ask-Tell-Ask and One-Minute Preceptor Feedback Models when providing feedback to learners in clinical contexts (Scholar).

For more information and to register, please visit the CEPD Learning HUB

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