PEER North Medical Conference

About Us


To create a culturally relevant educational forum tailored to the Northern healthcare community while fostering meaningful connections and enhancing relationships. This takes place whilst addressing current primary care topics of interest with an evidence-based approach applicable to practice.

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 have created a Northern family medicine educational forum with unique local and Indigenous cultural offerings.

We are committed to recruiting benevolent healthcare providers to support our diverse and knowledgable land-loving population. We hope you will join us and come to love our people and land as much as we do.


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 Manager of Public Health
Nurse Practitioner
Stanton Territorial Special Advisor
Team Mentorship

Tanis Arcuri, NTHSSA
Physician Recruitment Specialist

Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning
NWT Health and Social Services Authority

Myste Anderson
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.