Join us for Northern Constellations 2020 on May 8 & 9 in Thunder Bay. Our annual faculty development conference is the largest physician attended event and NOSM’s largest faculty gathering in Northern Ontario. The Conference provides a forum to share new ideas in medical education and health care, along with opportunities to network with colleagues.


Conference participants will collaboratively learn and further develop their expertise in the areas of Precepting and Teaching, Scholarship and Research, Indigenous Learning, Leadership Development, and Wellness and Resiliency.


Our three exceptional keynote speakers will share their knowledge and provide a catalyst for your further learning. Dr. Nel Wieman; Canada’s first Indigenous psychiatrist, advocate for health care that integrates cultural safety and cultural humility as core values, and Senior Medical Officer with the First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia. Dr. Jane Philpott; family physician, former Member of Parliament and cabinet minister, committed to the importance of public service, and health advocate who has been influenced by 10 years of practice in Africa. Dr. Ken Milne; rural emergency physician, creator of the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine, passionate about critical thinking and leveraging social media to support evidence based knowledge translation.


Plenary Speakers


 Dr. Cornelia Wieman        Dr. Jane Philpott                Dr. Ken Milne

Dr Wieman - NC2020Dr. Jane Philpott

Dr. Ken Milne











(Please click on plenary speaker photo for Bio)


Registration Fees


Registration Fees* Fee
All NOSM Faculty Registration Fee Waived
NOSM Staff, Including SAC's $175
Non-NOSM Faculty/Staff $385


*Included with Registration:

  • Access to all education sessions
  • Access to wellness activities
  • Nutrition Breaks, breakfast and lunches
  • One ticket to the Faculty Awards Dinner (additional tickets may be purchased)


**To reserve your room at the Valhalla Inn, please contact the Valhalla Inn directly at 1-800-964-1121, or visit the Valhalla Inn Room Reservation site and use the conference group code: 200508NOSM.  


Before Registering, please ensure that you have read the NC2020 Registration Policies






Did you know?  

Conference evaluations are one of the only times your fellow faculty receive peer feedback on their teaching, and on the educational content you are looking for. As you attend the workshops that your colleagues have worked hard to prepare, please take 5 minutes to fill out an evaluation for them.


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May 8-9 2020

Valhalla Inn (Thunder Bay) Thunder Bay, Ontario
Canada, P7E 6J1

February 10, 2020 12:00 EST to May 9, 2020 16:00 EDT
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