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.

  • Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the 52nd STFM Annual Spring Conference the nation's most energized networking forum for family medicine educators with nearly 400 educational and interactive workshops, seminars, lecture-discussions, papers, hot-topic special sessions, and poster presentations.

    Session topics include health equity, curricular and faculty development innovations, family medicine advocacy/policy, scope of practice, and emerging technologies. Registration for the Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference being held from April 27th - May 1st, 2019 in Toronto is now available!

  • 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 sgaries@ucalgary.ca.

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  • 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.
    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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