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Northern Constellations Faculty Development Conference

Date: Friday April 21 2017 to Saturday April 22 2017

Northern Constellations 2017 registration capacity has been reached.

Please email Melissa Brule at to be placed on our conference registration wait list.

We appreciate your interest in attending Northern Constellations 2017 and anticipate that a limited number of registrations will become available which we will offer to individuals on our conference registration wait list.

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Our diverse program is the result of the contributions from our many NOSM faculty and staff presenters, members of our planning committees, and our CEPD/FA administrative team. During plenary sessions, you will explore key concepts relevant to health professional education: Improving our clinical and educational activities through a culture of quality; Providing leadership as we move towards integrating health care with education, research, and scholarly pursuits; along with Professional development of the empathetic self within the context of medical education.

Each of you will have an opportunity to attend a unique set of sessions to meet your learning needs as you rotate through a series of four interactive workshops relevant to your roles and responsibilities in the areas of teaching and preceptoring; research; scholarly activities; leadership; and professional resiliency. Between sessions, you will have opportunities to network with colleagues, educational staff, and learners as well as continuing conversations with conference presenters.

As we strive to expand your educational experience, Northern Constellations 2017 will feature fire side chats providing an opportunity for you to converse informally with each of our plenary speakers. Educational Innovations will feature NOSM faculty, staff, and learners who will be allocated ten minutes to showcase their innovation along with four minutes for peer questions and discussion.

Consider scheduling an optional research or library consultation to support your scholarly interests and activities. Participate in one of our wellness activities and rejuvenate after an afternoon of cognitive work. Join us for the Northern Constellations Friday Dinner where we will recognize outstanding faculty achievements and promotions.

If you have a question or concern, please approach a member of our CEPD staff who will be happy to help out. Enjoy Northern Constellations 2017 and take home several pearls to apply within your clinical or educational setting!

James Goertzen MD, MCISc, CCFP

Assistant Dean, CEPD






At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

• Describe examples of best practices within health care professional education, leadership, and/or scholarship.

• Identify resources to enrich your teaching and learning experiences.

• Develop networks to support your practice as a faculty member, health care professional or learner.


This conference meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified for up to 8.0 Mainpro+ credits as approved by the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

This conference is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for up to 8.0 hours.


NOSM Faculty: No Charge

NOSM Staff: $150.00

Other: $350.00 (Both Days); $175.00 (One Day)


7. EXTRA Dinner Ticket  $50

4. All Others Registration - Full Conference  $350

3. NOSM Staff and SAC Registration - April 22, 2017 Only  $150

2. NOSM Staff and SAC Registration - April 21, 2017 Only  $150

6. All Others Registration - April 22, 2017 Only  $175

5. All Other Registrations - April 21, 2017 Only  $175

1. NOSM Staff and SAC Registration - Full Conference  $150

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