Past Events

IPAC Annual Mentorship Gathering and AGM-Planetary Health: Our Land, Our Medicine

IPAC’s Annual Mentorship Gathering and AGM took place July 6th-9th, 2023 in Winnipeg, MB. It was an opportunity for Indigenous Medical Students, Residents, and Physicians, both members and potential members, to come together to share stories of their academic journeys, grow their networks, and enjoy cultural activities. We would like to acknowledge that we gathered on ancestral lands of the Métis people, on Treaty One Territory.

PRIDoC 2022 – Connecting to the Spirit of the Land

July 10-15, 2022

The Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) hosted the 10th Biennial Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (PRIDoC), July 10-15, 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This conference took place on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish: the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. PRIDoC is an Indigenous-led space for Indigenous physicians, residents and medical students, health researchers, health professionals and allies. We gather around shared issues of concern related to the health and wellness of the many Indigenous communities and nations throughout the Pacific Region.

Photos from this event can be found on the PRIDoC 2022 Facebook Page.

Culture is Medicine – A Social and Creative Workshop with Artist Sabian Rawcliffe

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Join Michael “Sabian” Rawcliffe as we create medicine bundles and connect over Zoom. All IPAC members are welcome. Let’s shake off the stress of the pandemic and honour our need for creativity, joy, and wellness. 

Anti-Indigenous Racism in Healthcare – A Canadian Perspective During COVID-19

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Systemic Anti-Indigenous racism, the Opioid Crisis, and COVID-19 have Indigenous doctors in Canada working around the clock. We have seen both tragedy and promise. Join IPAC President, Dr. Nel Wieman; Chair of the National Consortium on Indigenous Medical Education, Dr. Marcia Anderson; and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, Dr. Evan Adams, as they share an overview of what’s been happening in Canada, and how Indigenous physicians and organizations are making positive change. Q & A to follow the panel discussion. Recording available here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

Thursday October 28, 2021

An opportunity for Indigenous people across Canada to ask questions about COVID-19 Vaccines. Invite your friends, family, community members and patients. This is a safe space for vaccine hesitant people to ask questions. Indigenous Doctors on the panel include: Drs Daniele Behn Smith, Lisa Richardson, Marcia Anderson, and Evan Adams.

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Our 2024 Annual Mentorship Gathering and AGM will be taking place July 11-14th in Halifax, NS.

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