Southern Alberta


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. Since our inception in 2007, SAPCReN has grown to include over 300 members. 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.


Director SAPCReN | Dr. Neil Drummond, PhD

Dr. Drummond is a Professor, epidemiologist, and Chair in Primary Care Research in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is a co-Principal Investigator for CPCSSN and the science lead for the Alberta SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network. His research interests are the care of people with dementia in community settings, primary care surveillance and research, the public health-primary care interface, and health care for vulnerable communities. He also leads a pan-Canadian research collaboration, ‘DementiaNET’, which is focused on analyzing dementia data from CPCSSN.


University of Calgary | Department of Family Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Room G012

3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1

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Assistant Director | Stephanie Garies

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