The 10th biennial Congress will be hosted by the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) July 10-15, 2022 in Vancouver B.C. Canada.

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)