Welcome to the
Southern Alberta Primary Care Research Network (SAPCReN)
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.
The SAPCReN team is currently leading a new project focused on kidney failure and the development of a Chronic Kidney Disease Dashboard and are actively recruiting CPCSSN-participating clinics. If you are interested in joining this project or would like to receive more information, please contact Stephanie Garies, Assistant Director of SAPCReN at email@example.com.
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
The 47th Annual NAPCRG Conference is being hosted in Toronto, Ontario from November 16th through 20th, 2019. NAPCRG’s Annual Meeting is a forum for primary care researchers from across the globe to gather and present their research, collaborate for new research, and foster growth for up-and-coming researchers. By attending the Annual Meeting you can:
earn up to 26.25 continuing education hours
listen to captivating featured speakers
participate in invigorating preconference sessions
experience over 800 research sessions including oral presentations, workshops, forums, posters
network with over 1,000 primary care researchers from around the world
Registration for the 2019 gathering will be open in July 2019. For more information about registration and conference information, please visit the NACPRG website.
Primary Care Research Networks' Newsletter
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.