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Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Laureate Symposium

Posted by Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Office on June 7, 2023 in Job Postings


On Thursday, June 22, 2023, at the Halifax Convention Centre, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) will induct six new Laureates whose leadership, integrity and contributions to medicine and health leadership have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Their exceptional achievements span a wide range of areas, from elevating aviation and aerospace medicine standards and practices to promoting the professionalization of midwifery across Canada, establishing them as pioneers who support Canada's position as a global leader in medicine and health science.

This year, the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie is hosting this inspiring event in partnership with the CMHF. Following the ceremony, on June 23, from 10:30am-1:00pm, you’re invited to the Laureate Symposium, an interactive session where the 2023 inductees will share their remarkable career paths and ground-breaking contributions to health and health sciences.

Moderated by Dr. Stephen Miller, Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education, Dalhousie University, you will hear from CMHF Laureates:

Ms. Elaine Carty 
Helped to promote legalization and professional recognition of midwifery throughout Canada.  

• Dr. Carol Herbert 
Innovative health care educator and mentor promoting equitable and accessible health care for all

• Dr. Jean-Lucien Rouleau 
Renown cardiologist instrumental in developing life-saving medication sacubitril/valsartan for treatment of chronic heart failure.

• Dr. Nahum Sonenberg 
Discoverer of elF4E protein helping to establish the field of translational control and unlocking the potential of genetic research for medical advances.

Pioneers in their respective fields, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are role models and an inspiration to young Canadians to pursue careers in the health sciences. Following the laureate presentations there will be a moderated question-and-answer period where you will have the opportunity to gain further insight into the laureates’ impressive careers. Lunch will follow.  

If you are interested in attending the FREE CMHF Laureate Symposium please register using the link below no later than Wednesday, June 14, 2023.  

Register now