top of page

DOCS Annual Meeting

Each year, DOCS' annual meeting is held in conjunction with the national Learn-Serve-Lead annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  The DOCS annual meeting is a vibrant affair with superb attendance by new and old members of DOCS.

annual meeting 2.jpg

DOCS 2023 Annual Meeting

The 2023 DOCS annual meeting will be held on November 3rd, 2023, from 7am to 5pm at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington.  The meeting will include a keynote speaker plenary, DOCS business meeting, workshops, and a poster session.  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will also be provided.  

The 2023 meeting theme will be:  "Addressing the Evolving Social-Emotional Needs of Our Students Through Clinical Skills Education."  Our plenary speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Potter, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, founding director of the Women's Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute—a research facility dedicated to studies focused on optimizing the health of LGBTQ populations.


DOCS Annual Meeting Registration plus DOCS annual membership dues (prior to Oct 21st):  $350

DOCS Annual Meeting Registration plus DOCS annual membership dues (after Oct 21st):  $400

Non-member DOCS Annual Meeting Registration fee (prior to Oct 21st):  $300

Non-member DOCS Annual Meeting Registration fee (after Oct 21st):  $350

Learner/Trainee DOCS Annual Meeting Registration fee:  $50

We very much encourage registration and payment for the meeting using the Whova link/app.  However, if your institution has a different payment requirement, please email DOCS Treasurer, Dr. Laurie Caines.

DOCS Annual Meeting Program:  Click here to see a preview of this year's annual meeting line-up.

Special Interest Group Spotlight:  DOCS Coaching SIG

How does coaching fit in what you do?  Please join us to address coaching concepts and practices in UME and GME.  Whether you have expertise in coaching or are just getting started, all are welcome.  We envision this SIG to become a home for sharing best practices, workshop development, collective scholarship, and linking to national initiatives.  Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming DOCS Annual Meeting in November, OR at our next virtual SIG meeting in January 2024.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions! 

For more information, contact: Delphine Taylor (, Kat Anderson ( or Jean Klig (

Join us for DOCS Happy Hour before the meeting!

Our annual DOCS happy hour will occur on the evening of Thursday, November 2nd, at 1900 Fifth Lounge at the Westin Seattle, WA.  We would love to see you there!

6:30pm - 7:30pm:  DOCS Mentor/Mentee hour

7:30pm - 9pm:  DOCS Happy Hour


Twitter logo.png

DOCS is on Twitter!  Follow us @DOCSEducators.

Past DOCS Annual Meetings


DOCS members can access content from the DOCS 2022 and other past annual meetings here.

bottom of page