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PRIDoC 2022 will be an in-person event. A hybrid event is not possible due to the varied time zones and the large number of abstracts.

When PRIDoC 2020 was postponed to 2021 and then to 2022, we asked each PRIDoC member organization if they wanted us to put on a series of smaller virtual events or wait until we could gather in-person. Both times the unanimous feedback was to wait until PRIDoC could take place in person. With that in mind, we have spent the last year planning PRIDoC 2022 as an in person event.

The PRIDoC academic program is made up of keynote speakers, panelists, presenters, and posters.

Each PRIDoC member organization will be providing a keynote speaker and a panelist for one of our three panels: COVID-19, Climate Change, and LGBTQ2S+ Health. We have asked for these keynotes to be in-person when possible and offered a pre-recording option only when absolutely necessary. 

Presenters and Posters were accepted based on abstracts submitted by August 31, 2021. Presenters have been notified of their acceptance and asked to submit their presenter form by April 29 , 2022. Those providing posters have been notified as well. Presenters who cannot attend in person have been given the option to submit a poster instead.

In order to accommodate as many presenters as possible, most presentations will take place in groups of four. During these 90-minute breakout sessions, there will be time for each presenter to speak for 15 minutes followed by a 30-minute group Q & A. All breakout sessions are in person only. Please refrain from asking us to make an exception for your abstract.  

All keynotes, panels and breakout sessions will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, located at 1000 Burrard St in Vancouver, BC. Your travel and accommodation must be paid for by you, the individual or your associated organization. Travel and accommodation are not paid for by PRIDoC 2022. The group rate at the Sheraton is highly discounted and we expect the rooms to book up quickly. We recommend booking your room at your earliest convenience.

Please ensure that you use generic names as much as possible as this is an accredited program. Should you need to use brand names, please put them in parentheses after the generic name. Should there be limited evidence for any of the materials or information presented, you must disclose this to the audience. All content in your presentation must be scientifically valid and evidence must exist for all statements made. References must be included in your presentation. All content and materials in your presentation must also meet professional standards and legal requirements, including the protection of privacy, confidentiality, and copyright. Every effort must be made to avoid bias, whether commercial or other. Content and materials provide a balanced view across all relevant options related to the content area (if therapeutic options are being discussed) and reflect the current scientific literature available.

Please monitor your inbox for more updates including presentation dates & times.

Call for Abstracts (NOW CLOSED)

The 10th biennial Congress will be hosted by the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) July 10-15, 2022 in Vancouver B.C. Canada. UPDATE: As of August 31, 2021 the call for abstracts is closed. 

Our theme is Connecting to the Spirit of the Land.

The conference program will consist of oral presentations, workshops and posters. All abstracts will be reviewed by the PRIDoC Council and the PRIDoC 2022 Academic Subcommittee. You may indicate your presentation preference on your submission but final decisions rest with the committee. Specific requirements and instructions will be forwarded to participants upon acceptance of their submitted abstract. Authors are responsible for paying registration fees for the conference. There are no waived registration fees for presenters. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2021.

Based on surveying PRIDoC 2018 delegates, the following are areas of interest:

-Health of the land

-The impact of climate change on health of our people

-Physical, mental, spiritual, social and cultural health of indigenous peoples

-Self-care for indigenous healthcare providers

-Chronic disease management and prevention, including Best Practices

-Research related to Indigenous health

-Perinatal Indigenous health

-LGBTQ Indigenous health

-Medical Education

-Workforce development

-Traditional medicine

-Two-eyed seeing

-Physician as advocate

-Self-determination and well-being

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered our lives and experiences. While not suggested at PRIDoC 2018, we are also interested in hearing from presenters on themes around

-How traditional/ceremonial practices continued during the pandemic

-Indigenous COVID-19 experiences and responses


-Vaccine roll outs

-Vaccine confidence, messaging and strategies

-Pandemic responses in Indigenous communities, clusters & outbreaks

-Indigenous COVID data

-Public health emergencies within public health emergencies

  -Health inequities

  -Mental health

  -Substance use

  -Increased deaths related to the opioid crisis


When submitting your abstract submission form, you will be asked to upload one completed Disclosure of Conflict of Interest Form for each presenter. We recommend completing and compiling these forms before filling out the abstract submission form. You can find this form here 


If you submitted an abstract for PRIDoC 2020, you must submit a new abstract for PRIDoC 2022.  


You will need to complete one Abstract Submission Form per abstract. We recommend reading the form in full before you begin, so that you have everything you need.  The deadline for submission is August 31, 2021. We will be informing all potential presenters on or before October 8, 2021.


1. Complete and save your Disclosure of Conflict of Interest Form(s) to your desktop

2. Submit your Abstract Submission Form and attach your Disclosure of Conflict of Interest Form(s)