Frequently Asked Questions


When is the event?

Pre-conference events are scheduled for July 10 & 11, 2022. The conference, from Opening to Closing Ceremony, is scheduled from July 12 to 15, 2022.

What is the exact location?

The host hotel is the Sheraton Wall Vancouver Centre at 1000 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC. Please refer to the Schedule-at-a-Glance on our PRIDoC program page for other locations.

How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

Please refer to the From the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) section of our PRIDoC travel page.

What is the easiest way to travel around Vancouver?

Please refer to the Within Greater Vancouver section of our PRIDoC travel page

If I still wish to rent a vehicle, what are the parking arrangements at the host hotel?

Overnight parking is CA$20/day for registered delegates.

Are there any organized shuttles?

On July 11, 2022, Indigenous medical learners who are registered for the Student and Resident Track will be provided transportation from the hotel to each venue including to the Welcome Reception at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

On July 13, 2022, PRIDoC delegates will be provided transportation from the hotel to Whey-ah-Wichen (Cates) Park where our Day of Wellness is happening. For IPAC members attending the AGM after the Day of Wellness, a bus will be held back to ensure you will be transported back to the hotel.

What is the dress code for the conference?

Indigenous fashion, whether traditional or contemporary, is optional, encouraged, welcomed, and admired throughout the whole conference.

Business/cocktail - Banquet and Cultural Sharing Night

Business casual - Welcome Reception, Opening/Closing CeremonyAcademic Programming, etc.

Casual - Day of Wellness

Will this be a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event?

PRIDoC will remain an in-person event; the only sessions that will be pre-recorded are those keynotes and panelists who, due to global events, could not present in-person. Presenters who find themselves not being able to present in-person, will be given the option to submit a poster.

What is the COVID plan for PRIDoC 2022?

Please visit our COVID page.

Where can I get an official COVID-19 test in Vancouver?

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) website has information regarding COVID-19 testing upon arrival, and, after PRIDoC, information about pre-departure testing. Please note that the COVID-19 testing upon arrival process will be faster if you pre-register for testing through the link provided.

While in Vancouver, the BC Centre for Disease Control has gathered information on some local private clinics that offer testing for a fee.


Who is a Delegate?

A PRIDoC delegate is someone who is registered for the full event; these include the five types of tickets – Indigenous Physician, Indigenous Resident, Indigenous Medical Student, Associates, and Elders. 

Why is the Welcome Reception limited to 300 and how do I know if I have a ticket?

Our original delegate maximum was 300 but we had a demand for 400.  All venues could accomodate 400 except for the Bill Reid Art Gallery.  We contacted the first 300 registered delegates asking them to RSVP to get their ticket and let them know that we would begin inviting delegates from the last 100 by a certain date. If you RSVP'd for this event you will have received a ticket via email.  You will need to show that ticket at the door for entry.  If you did not RSVP by the requested date, you do not have a ticket and we cannot accommodate you at this one event. 

What is included in the cost of my registration?

Academic programming on July 12, 14, and 15

Day of Wellness events on July 13

CPD credits

Registration fees also cover the following meals and events:

July 11 - Evening refreshments provided at Welcome Reception (If you RSVP'd and recevied a ticket via email)

July 12 - Breakfast, lunch, and 'Banquet' dinner

July 13 - Breakfast, lunch

July 14 - Breakfast, lunch, and 'Cultural Sharing Night' dinner

July 15 - Breakfast, lunch

Is there a registration deadline?

PRIDoC 2022 is now full. 

Can I cancel my registration?

Requests for refunds will be honoured, less a 10% processing fee, only if received in writing by June 10, 2022. No refunds will be made after June 10, 2022.

If I cannot attend, can I transfer my registration?

Requests for transfers will be honoured in addition to a 10% administrative fee only if received in writing by June 24, 2022.

How can I register on behalf of someone else?

PRIDoC 2022 is now full. 

Who is a registered guest?

A registered guest is someone with a purchased guest ticket, adult or child, who is accompanying a PRIDoC Delegate. Guests cannot attend any academic sessions; however, guests are welcome at the following events:

July 11 - Welcome Reception (If they RSVP'd and recevied a ticket via email)

July 12 - Breakfast, Opening Ceremony, lunch, and 'Banquet' Dinner

July 13 - Breakfast, lunch, and Day of Wellness

July 14 - Breakfast, lunch, and 'Cultural Sharing Night' Dinner

July 15 - Breakfast, lunch, and Closing Ceremony

Which events can registered guests attend?

Registered guests are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception (If they RSVP'd and received a ticket via email)Opening and Closing CeremoniesBanquet, Day of Wellness, and Cultural Sharing Night. Meals provided include refreshments at the Welcome Reception, breakfast and lunch July 12 through 15, and the dinners provided at the Banquet and Cultural Sharing Night. Please refer to the Schedule-at-a-Glance on our PRIDoC program page for a visual representation.

Is there a discount for registration for families?

The price of each guest ticket covers the cost of the meals and events that the guest would be welcome to attend; therefore, there are no family/group discounts.

What can my registered guest be doing whilst I am in academic sessions?

Please refer to the 'Things to do' section at the bottom of our PRIDoC travel page.

Will there be child-care/minding provided at PRIDoC?

While child-care/minding will not be provided at PRIDoC, delegates are welcome to organize their own child-care that fits their needs. Examples include having a babysitter hired to your hotel suite or sharing babysitters with other families. Helpful links: 


Can I purchase a-la-carte tickets for specific events?

We are not offering a-la-carte tickets for specific events. We hope that Delegates will appreciate the Indigenous-led experience for the entire week.

Can I see what sessions will be presented before I arrive on site? Or when someone is scheduled to present?

Please download the “My Glue” Glue Up app from your mobile device’s app store. Session information can be accessed through this app. Please note, sessions are subject to change due to various global events.

Cover artGoogle Play Store  or the Apple App Store

Will speaker presentations be available after the event?

The keynotes will be recorded and made available after the event. Panels and breakout sessions will not be recorded.


As an ally, how can I prepare for attending PRIDoC?

We recommend reading the following documents to gain a deeper understanding of the current state of healthcare for Indigenous people in Canada before attending PRIDoC:

In Plain Sight Report: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action