NOSM Board Holds First Meeting of 2018

Using a combination of video- and tele-conference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

At the meeting, Dr. Adam Moir, NOSM’s Medical Director of Faculty Development, presented an update on the School’s Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) activities. Moir completed his medical degree and family medicine residency education at NOSM. While practising family medicine in Dryden, Moir is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Sciences Division along with being the Local Education Group (LEG) Lead for the Dryden Medical Educational Group and a board member of the Physician Clinical Teachers’ Association (PCTA).

Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett, NOSM’s Senior Associate Dean and Interim Associate Dean, Community Engagement, provided an update on community engagement at the School, including the upcoming Francophone Symposium being held from April 5-7, 2018 at Laurentian University in Sudbury. The symposium, a collaborative effort between NOSM, ACFAS-Sudbury(anciennement l’Association canadienne française pour l’avancement des sciences), and the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) Laurentian University chapter, will focus on research in the Francophone minority context, with an overarching theme being Research in the Minority Francophone Context: Widening Our Horizons.

Board members were reminded of important upcoming events being hosted by NOSM. Northern Constellations—a conference that brings together NOSM faculty from across Northern Ontario to share experiences, network, and participate in workshops related to educating future health professionals—will take place April 20-21 in Thunder Bay. NOSM’s 13th annual Northern Health Research Conference is being held in Kenora, Ontario on September 21-22, 2018.

The Board approved the Financial Report for the period ending January 31, 2018.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is the annual Board face-to-face meeting, this year scheduled for May 10-11, 2018 in Parry Sound, Ontario.

For a complete list of Board members, please visit our website at

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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research.

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243


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