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!

Call for Participation:  Advancing Clinical Health Research in Alberta Working Groups . The  Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)  is an initiative managed by Alberta innovates with the vision to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research in order to provide Albertans with access to the best and most innovative health care.  Please visit the  website  for more information on the ACRC Working Groups, or contact the ACRC Program Manager directly at  Julianna.Wozniak@albertainnovates.ca  or 780-429-6890. If you are interested in joining one of the working groups, please email your expression of interest by  Friday, March 15th.

Call for Participation: Advancing Clinical Health Research in Alberta Working Groups. The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) is an initiative managed by Alberta innovates with the vision to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research in order to provide Albertans with access to the best and most innovative health care.
Please visit the website for more information on the ACRC Working Groups, or contact the ACRC Program Manager directly at Julianna.Wozniak@albertainnovates.ca or 780-429-6890.
If you are interested in joining one of the working groups, please email your expression of interest by Friday, March 15th.

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 Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit are now accepting applications for  AbSPOR Health Data Analytics Certificate  which will run from  April 18 to June 20, 2019 . This 10-week program, offered by the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit, will take place at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. It is designed to enable health research professionals to use health data analytics effectively and to build capacity in the Alberta research environment for the use of big data. Weekly sessions include presentations and hands-on tutorial work using administrative data. Space is limited!  Please review the  Course Outline  for further details, including the required pre-requisites and course schedule. For more information, contact  amanda.wagner@ucalgary.ca

The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit are now accepting applications for AbSPOR Health Data Analytics Certificate which will run from April 18 to June 20, 2019. This 10-week program, offered by the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit, will take place at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. It is designed to enable health research professionals to use health data analytics effectively and to build capacity in the Alberta research environment for the use of big data. Weekly sessions include presentations and hands-on tutorial work using administrative data. Space is limited!
Please review the Course Outline for further details, including the required pre-requisites and course schedule. For more information, contact amanda.wagner@ucalgary.ca

 
 

Primary Care Research Networks' Newsletter
February 2019

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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