CPCSSN Alberta

The Primary care Data Network for Alberta

Recruiting participants for the BedMed Study

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.

SPOR Summer Institute Attendance

Researchers, patients, clinicians, students, and policy makers gathered at the SPOR Summer Institute to share insight, connect with colleagues, and promote patient-oriented research. This year, the conference was hosted in Calgary. 

  • Cliff Lindeman presented his plans to use SAPCReN data to explore exercise recording in the EMR.
  • Anh Pham presented her PhD work, which uses SAPCReN data to analyze risk factors for dementia.
  • SAPCReN’s data manager, Larka Soos, presented a poster on “Incorporating patient and community member input in the project review process”. Click here to view Larka's poster. 

Upcoming Conference

The 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) will be hosted at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta from March 2-4, 2018.

CPCSSN-Alberta is proud to announce that our very own Data Manager, Michael Cummings, has been selected to present a talk titled: "How do you spell arrhythmia? Let me count the ways: The quality of EMR data".

Congratulations Michael!

Featured Research: Using Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Data and Machine Learning to Predict Acute Care Use

Colin Weaver is a Master's student in Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. For his thesis project, Colin is linking primary care (CPCSSN) and acute care data to determine the feasibility and accuracy of machine learning for clinical risk prediction. 

Recently, Colin presented his research proposal (left) at the Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference in Banff and the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Conference in Montreal. 

SPOR PIHCI Network - Comparative Program and Policy Analysis

The Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network is pleased to announce the call for the 2018 Comparative Program and Policy Analysis. This funding opportunity focuses on two areas: 1) Comparative policy analyses across different provincial/territorial health system contexts and related health outcomes and 2) Comparative analysis of programmatic innovations in health care delivery that could scale to a system level. 

Application Deadline: March 6, 2018

Anticipated Notice of Decision: May 31, 2018

Funding Start Date: May 1, 2018

If you are interested in applying, please contact the Alberta network coordinator, Cliff Lindeman (clindema@ualberta.ca or 780-248-2005).

SPOR PIHCI Network - Knowledge Synthesis Grant (2018)

The Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network is pleased to announce the call for the 2018 Knowledge Synthesis Grant. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews, which are the cornerstone of knowledge translation. Research questions should be driven by the needs of policy makers to have evidence-informed decision making. 

Application Deadline: March 6, 2018

Anticipated Notice of Decision: May 31, 2018

Funding Start Date: May 1, 2018

If you are interested in applying, please contact the Alberta network coordinator, Cliff Lindeman (clindema@ualberta.ca or 780-248-2005).

Alberta Primary Care Research Networks Communique

The latest issue of the Alberta Primary Care Research Networks Communique, a biannual newsletter detailing events, opportunities and activities from Albertan community-based primary care research networks, has been released.  In this edition, we are excited to introduce the Pragmatic Trials Collaborative (PTC) as our newest contributors!

The intent of this publication is to engage clinicians, researchers and interested stakeholders in Alberta and to highlight the work that is being done to promote and support primary care research.

We encourage you to share this document with your colleagues.

2017 SPOR PIHCIN Programmatic Grant

The Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations Network is pleased to announce the call for the 2017 Programmatic Grant. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Alberta network coordinator, Cliff Lindeman (clindema@ualberta.ca). 

CIHR hosted a webinar about this funding opportunity on August 2. The slides from the webinar can be accessed by clicking the icon above. The link below will direct you to the Letter of Intent (LOI).