Community Corner

The PEI History of Medicine Society - POSTPONED Wednesday, October 4, 7:30,Main Building, Room 201, UPEI
The presentation has been postponed. More details about a later date to come.

Noble Goals, Dedicated Doctors: Stories from 150 years of Educating Physicians at Dalhousie Medical School

The stories of medical education at Dalhousie will cover the remarkable beginning of the medical school, the early acceptance of women, some outstanding doctors and some outrageous and criminal characters, the ill-fated separation from the university, the impact of a school teacher’s critical report, the role of medical students in the Halifax Explosion, and how medical education and medical admissions have changed over the years. Dr. Jock Murray is a neurologist, medical historian and former Dean of Medicine. His book on the history of the medical school will appear in the fall in anticipation of the 150th anniversary of the Dalhousie Medical School in 2018.

All are All are welcome! For more information, contact Dr. Shannon Murray,, 902 566 0404.

WCB Clinical Day in Occupational Medicine and Work Disability Prevention - October 26, 2017 
Further event details and registration available from Gayani Gunathilake
Suicide: Facing the Difficult Topic Together - Empowering Physicians, Instilling Hope in Patients
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), mdBriefCase and the Canadian Association for Suicide prevention (CASP) developed an online, suicide prevention module for family physicians. Accredited for 2.0 Mainpro+ Credits with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
To access the module for free please visit:

New Health Information Act - July 2017
The health sector relies on the flow of PHI between health care providers in order to diagnose, treat, and care for Islanders. The Health Information Act is a new law designed to protect your personal health information and ensure that it is shared and managed appropriately. Common questions related to the Health Information Act are answered here.
PEI Advance Care Planning
Please note that our PEI web based interactive workbook is now live and accessible to Islanders. This was made possible through the Canadian Partnership against cancer funding and collaboration with Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.
Please visit or the Health PEI advance care planning site at:
PEI Pharmacare Formulary Updates
What are the special authorization criteria for the latest COPD inhalers? 
Are any of the new oral diabetes drugs covered by PEI Pharmacare?
Physicians/staff can sign up to receive a PEI Pharmacare Bulletin that summarizes formulary changes by contacting Amanda Clair at   Bulletins are emailed once per month. The formulary can be found online at PEI Pharmacare Formulary.
PEI Driver Permit Form Available On-Line
The most recent "Request to Review Driver's License" forms are now available on the PEI Department of Transportation's website for use by the MSPEI membership. Hard copies will no longer be distributed by MSPEI. To download this form, please go to:

Notice for MSPEI Members?
Do you have an education event for physicians? Notice of a new program for physicians? Please send the details to to learn how MSPEI can help.