Professional Development (CME)

This section of the website was created to provide easy access to information for physicians who care for adults with developmental disabilities. If you are already computer savvy you may not find this section helpful. If you are new to the computer world this section provides a list of opportunities for searching. These opportunities are available through Doctors Nova Scotia and the College of Family Physicians to which you likely already belong. Doctors Nova Scotia provides access to numerous journals (see online journals) which are specifically related to developmental disabilities. The College of Family Physicians also provides search opportunities through Pubmed and free full text journal articles for members in good standing.

Also in this section you will become aware of many ways you can collect Mainpro points as you provide care for your adults with developmental disabilities. Keeping track of the time you spend on this site is one way to earn Mainpro 1.

Finally a list of Continuing Medical Education-CME sites and opportunities as they relate to this population are included. The conferences and online learning will be visible on this page. You will want to visit this site regularly to keep abreast of learning opportunities.

For easy access, links to Dalhousie , IWK, and Capital Health - QEII Health Sciences Centre, CME will be available by clicking on their name. Also in the links section to your left are links to the University of Western Ontario where there is a special interest in Autism as well as a Canadian Medical School Portal. This will allow you to look for opportunities across the country.

Links to University of California San Francisco and Monash in Australia (who have a special interest in Developmental Disability) are listed for interest and international CME.
Special sites on developmental disability nursing and dentistry are very informative and often have conferences listed.

Dig in, learn lots, most of the information you glean is in someway transferable to the general population.