PEER North Medical Conference

About Us


The goal of PEER North is to provide a culturally relevant northern educational forum, for the purpose of connecting and strengthening relationships amongst Northern healthcare providers around current, evidence-based, primary care topics of interest.

How we started?

After years of communications with Northern health care leaders, the Northwest Territories Medical Association (NWTMA) sensed a need for greater collaboration to share experiences and knowledge unique to Northern practice. With support from Practice NWT, and in partnership with PEER; Patients, Experience, Evidence, Research; an organization free from industry bias; we are enthusiastic about creating a Northern family medicine educational forum.

We are committed to recruiting benevolent healthcare providers interested in supporting our diverse and knowledgable land-loving populations and encourage all interested healthcare providers to attend.


David Pontin, MD, CCFP (EM)

Territorial Clinical Lead of Medical Education
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories 


Emergency Physician
Stanton Territorial Hospital
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories 

Michael R. Kolber, MD, CCFP, MSc

Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, U of A
Associate Director, PEER Team
Peace River, Alberta 

Janie Neudorf, MN, NP, ENC 

Territorial NP Lead for COVID
Immunizations and Rapid Response
GNWT Health and Social Services Authority 

Tanis Arcuri, Physician Recruitment Specialist

Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning
NWT Health and Social Services Authority 

Myste Anderson, BA, BEd
Executive Assistant, NWTMA 

A Vision Coaching & Consulting

Peer North Conference in Yellowknife, NT

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Hotel Information

Chateau Nova, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

You will be sent a code after you register to access conference rates at the Chateau Nova.