Welcome to the

Southern Alberta Primary Care Research Network (SAPCReN)


About Us

The Southern Alberta Primary Care Research Network (SAPCReN) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of primary care health providers and researchers working to rigorously address research questions derived from clinical practice.

SAPCReN supports research relevant to the primary care setting, with a wide range of studies relating to topics such as disease prevention and health promotion, screening and early diagnosis, surveillance, and management of various health conditions.

SAPCReN has been operating in Southern Alberta since 2007 and has grown to include more than 300 members and 377,000 patients. 


Recent News and Upcoming Opportunities


A European study suggests that taking blood pressure pills at bedtime, instead of in the morning, may reduce heart attacks and strokes by more than 50%. The BedMed Study, carried out by Alberta's family physicians, is designed to determine if this is true. For more information about how you could participate go to www.PragmaticTrials.ca, or send an e-mail to BedMed@ualberta.ca.

Registration for the Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference being held from April 27th - May 1st, 2019 in Toronto is now available! Submission for presentations are due September 10th, 2018. For more information about the Call for Presentations, click here

The Accelerating Primary Care Conference (APCC) gathers together the brightest minds and the most passionate hearts to explore their collective knowledge and build a better future for primary care in Alberta. This year the following question is posed: What matters most to patients, providers and the system when it comes to continuity of care? The conference will be held on November 29th-30th at the Westin Edmonton.

Canadian Public Health Association Conference: Public Health 2019 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Three Forums will be held concurrently and the calls for submission are now open:
Cannabis and Public Health Forum 29-30 April 2019
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Forum 30 April-1 May 2019
Healthy Parks, Healthy People Forum 1-2 May 2019


Primary Care Research Networks' Newsletter
March 2018

Website Content

This website provides information on currently active research studies, and previous publications and presentations generated from our research network.

Primary care health professionals from any discipline such as nurses, pharmacists, pediatricians, dentists, and physicians are encouraged to join and participate in this research network, contact us for details.

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