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The Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC) 2020 will take place September 14-18, 2020 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver B.C., on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish: the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. This year’s theme is Connecting to the Spirit of the Land.
Registration is open. Abstracts are currently being reviewed and the full program will be released spring 2020.
Schedule at a Glance
Monday September 14 Welcoming Reception (See below about pre-conference sessions)Tuesday September 15 Opening Ceremony, Academic Programming and BanquetWednesday September 16 Day of Wellness at Whey-ah-Wichen/Cates ParkThursday September 17 Academic Programming and Cultural Sharing NightFriday September 18 Academic Programming and Closing Ceremonies
The third biennial Indigenous Faculty Forum (IFF) is being held in conjunction with PRIDoC 2020 September 14 at the First Nations Longhouse on the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver B.C., Canada.
This Pre-Conference workshop is hosted by the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) and the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence (NNACOE), on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish: the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
The IFF was created in order to foster a supportive space for Indigenous faculty to come together, foster community, and develop skills to successfully navigate an academic career.
You will have the opportunity to register for this pre-conference workshop when registering for PRIDoc 2020.
All registered delegates and registered guests are invited to join us for our PRIDoC 2020 Banquet at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Monday September 14. Let's start the conference with by coming together for dinner followed by live entertainment and dancing. The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is our official conference hotel for accommodation, meals, and academic programming. Book your room at our special conference rate today.
Delegates from throughout the Pacific will share culture through song, dance and performance the evening of Thursday September 17. Your Indigenous physician association will be reaching out to you to prepare for this special tradition.
One of the most important components of each PRIDoC is the mentorship and promotion of Indigenous medical students. The Student Track is developed by Indigenous medical students for Indigenous medical students.
The Student Track will take place September 14-18, 2020. The students will participate in all regular PRIDoC 2020 programming with the addition of student-specific activities during the day on Monday September 14.
To get involved with the PRIDoC 2020 Student Track Sub Committee, please contact studenttrack@PRIDoC2020.com
Looking for financial support to attend PRIDoC 2020? Visit our student page.
The PRIDoC Student Track relies on our generous sponsors and donors. To support our Student Track, please contact fundraising@PRIDoC2020.com
Our PRIDoC 2020 theme is Connecting to the Spirit of the Land. We will be going off-site for a rejuvenating day of nature and wellness at Whey-ah-Wichen/Cates Park in North Vancouver. Delegates will have the opportunity to join in on wellness activities like canoeing, botanical education, beach and forest walks, crafts and other cultural activities with our partner Takaya Tours, owned and operated by the Tsleil-Waututh Naiton. Pronounced “slay-wah-tuth”.
The PRIDoC Council Retreat will take place day Sunday September 13 at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver B.C. This event is for PRIDoC Council members from ‘Ahahui ‘o nā Kauka, Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (TeORA), The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA), The Indigenous Physicians Assocation of Canada (IPAC) and The Medical Association for Indigenous People of Taiwan (MAIPT).