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August 30 to September 03, 2021


False CreekThe Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC) 2020 will take place August 30 - September 3, 2021 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.  


Schedule at a Glance

Monday August 30 Welcoming Reception (See below about pre-conference sessions)
Tuesday August 31 Opening Ceremony, Academic Programming and Banquet
Wednesday September 1 Day of Wellness at Whey-ah-Wichen/Cates Park
Thursday September 2 Academic Programming and Cultural Sharing Night
Friday September 3 Academic Programming and Closing Ceremonies

Register today! 

Indigenous Faculty Forum

Long HouseThe third biennial Indigenous Faculty Forum (IFF) is being held in conjunction with PRIDoC Monday, August 30, 2021 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.


All registered delegates and registered guests are invited to join us for our PRIDoC 2020 Banquet at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Monday August 30, 2021.   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. 

Cultural Sharing Night

Delegates from throughout the Pacific will share culture through song, dance and performance the evening of Thursday September 2, 2021. Your Indigenous physician association will be reaching out to you to prepare for this special tradition. 

Student Track

student track originalOne 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 August 30 - September 3, 2021.  The students will participate in all regular PRIDoC 2020 programming with the addition of student-specific activities during the day on Monday, August 30, 2021. 

To get involved with the PRIDoC 2020 Student Track Sub Committee, please contact

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  

Day of Wellness

Cates Park
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”. 

PRIDoC Council Retreat

Van Dusen


The PRIDoC Council Retreat will take place day Sunday, August 29, 2021 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).