2011 Halifax Conference - September 23 & 24



Diagnosis, Treatment & Management of Marfan Syndrome and Related Connective Tissue & Cardiovascular Disorders

CME for Health Professionals - Fri., Sep 23

Patient & Family Conference - Sat., Sep 24

Satellite CME - Maritime Connective Tissue Clinic - September 22

The New World of Hereditary Aneurysm Syndromes and Connective Tissue Disorders - Click here for more information

We are proud to announce the 15th conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 23 and 24, 2011 marking 25 years of the Canadian Marfan Association.

The Canadian Marfan Association conference is a series of informational sessions and workshops lead by world leading health professionals and researchers to provide critical information to Marfan and related disorder patients, families, general physicians, specialists, nurses and nurse practitioners, and other health professionals with accredited continuing medical education learning hours.

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CME Program 

Satellite CME - The New World of Hereditary Aneurysm Syndromes


September 23, 2011

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Conference Centre
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Registration Fee: $135 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments


Educationally cosponsored by Dalhousie University Continuing Medical Education


As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University, CME designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 6.0 credit hours for MAINPRO M-1 of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  


Who Should attend?

Family Physicians


Specialists, including but not limited to:


Cardiovascular Surgeons




Orthopaedic Surgeons

Molecular and Clinical Researchers

Sleep Specialists

Pain Management Specialists

Emergency Physicians

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Medical Students

Allied Health Professionals, including but not limited to:

Optometrists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Paramedics

Satellite Maritime Connective Tissue Clinic CME Conference

The New and Expanding World of Hereditary Aneurysm Syndromes and Connective Tissue Disorders

CME program brought to you by the Maritime Connective Tissue Clinic and in Association with the Canadian Marfan Association 

Conference Website Coming Soon!  

Thursday, September 22 

Pier 21
Halifax, NS



September 24, 2011

Dalhousie University
McCain Arts Centre
Halifax, NS 

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7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Fee: $50 per participant over 18 years old; children and youth under 18 years are free! (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments)


Patient and Family Day Main Program


Who should attend?

  • Patients diagnosed with Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, Ehlers-Danlos, ACTA2, or a related hereditary connective tissue and/or cardiovascular disorder. 
  • Patients who are awaiting a diagnosis or suspected of having any of the above listed disorders.
  • Families of patients with any of the above listed disorders.
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about Marfan Syndrome and Related Connective Tissue & Cardiovascular Disorders.


Air Canada Promotion

Conference delegates are welcome to use our official airline at a discounted 10% using the promotional code: FNKQB4M1 by booking online www.aircanada.com


The Lord Nelson Hotel & Conference Centre

1515 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2L2

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Rate: Executive Room @ $229.00 + taxes

Conference Booking Page:


Promotion Code (by phone): 23530, Canadian Marfan Association 


Four Points by Sheraton

1496 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3Z1

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Rate: Standard Room @ $165 + taxes

Conference Booking Page:


Promotion Code (by phone): Canadian Marfan Association 


Sponsored by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health


Educationally co-sponsored by Dalhousie University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education

Thank you to our sponsors for believing in our mission and helping us to make a difference in the lives of patients and families affected by Marfan Syndrome and Related Connective Tissue & Cardiovascular Disorders. Your support allows us to educate healthcare professionals, patients and families to effectively diagnose, treat, and manage these disorders and ultimately prevent untimely death. 



The Canadian Marfan Association is looking for individual and corporate sponsors for the upcoming Halifax Conference. If you are interested in supporting this important event, please contact the CMA atinfo@marfan.ca  or toll free at 1 (866) 722-1722. 


Halifax is a beautiful harbour city with many activities and events in September. Come early and stay longer, make it a vacation and enjoy the captivating beauty of Halifax in the Fall! 

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