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May 29, 2019

CIHR wants to hear about your health research priorities!

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is embarking on a new strategic plan and is seeking your guidance in helping identify areas of greatest strategic importance:

  1. How should CIHR spend its budget?

2. How can CIHR help build the capacity of the Canadian health research community?

3. How can CIHR help spread new research knowledge to improve the health of Canadians?

Your answers will help inform the development of a new strategic plan to guide CIHR over the coming years. To share your voice, please visit www.letstalk-cihr.ca and complete the survey, which will be open until June 28th, 2019.

March 4, 2019

CIHR: Annual Recruitment of New IAB Members

The Institute of Health Services and Policy Research is seeking high caliber members of all kinds and all are welcome to apply (researchers at all stages, clinicians, decision-makers, policy makers, patients and citizens). New members will be invited to serve terms of three years beginning September 1, 2019. IABs meet at least twice a year. Members are reimbursed for travel and accommodation.

To become an IAB member, candidates must submit a completed application using the ResearchNet system including a CIHR IAB CV created using the Canadian Common CV system.

The deadline for submission is April 8, 2019. 

Click HERE for more information.

March 1, 2019

Primary Health Care Research Day:

Using what we know: Implementing research into practice and policy

This year's Primary Health Care Research Day is being organized by Building Research for Integrated Primary Healthcare (BRIC NS).  BRIC NS is Nova Scotia’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network. Patients, students, medical residents, health care providers, faculty, researchers, knowledge users and the primary health care (PHC) research community are invited to share their finished, ongoing and upcoming research and quality improvement initiatives.  Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are being accepted.  All abstracts must be focused on primary health care and/or must highlight how the work is integrated with primary health care.  A statement about the implications of the work for policy and/or practice is encouraged.

Abstracts from PIHCI projects are encouraged and will be highlighted during a “lightening round” presentation.

Full requirements and submissions instructions can be found here.


BRIC NS is pleased to be offering our annual award for best student poster.  Full details are available on our website.

Questions can be sent to bricns@dal.ca

January 21, 2019

Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network announces new Executive Director 

Dr. Gillian Bartlett is a tenured Professor as well as the Research and Graduate Programs Director and the Associate Chair in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. She received her PhD in epidemiology from McGill in 2001 and her MSc in 1996. In 2014, she was awarded the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision for McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine Honour List for Educational Excellence. Dr. Bartlett specializes in primary care research and knowledge translation. Her current concentration is on knowledge translation and stakeholder engagement around health care utilization and outcomes for vulnerable populations; implementation of precision medicine using patient-oriented strategies; and the use of education innovations to advance the discipline of family medicine and primary care.

November 26, 2018


Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a key initiative, based in Kingston, Ontario in a research-related discipline who ideally has an understanding of frailty, and Canadian healthcare for older adults.

Please see Canadian Frailty Network for further information.

Submit your resume and cover letter ASAP by email to apply@cfn-nce.ca  indicating POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY in the email subject line.

July 18, 2018

META: A pragmatic workshop series on Moving Evidence To Action to improve patient outcomes

Alberta SPOR Support Unit calls for abstract submission

Abstract Deadline: July 27, 2018, 16:00 MST

For more information and to submit your abstract, go to: http://bit.do/meta-abstract


April 18, 2018

BedMed Study - public media campagn

"Did you know that the time of day when you take your blood pressure medication might be important? The University of Alberta is leading BedMed, a Canada-wide blood pressure study, to answer important questions on treatment for high blood pressure. With your help, we can find out." - BedMed


Further information could be found at BedMed website


March 16, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Griver, Dr. Hudon, Dr. Pinto, and Dr. Ploeg on their success in the 2017 SPOR PIHCIN Programmatic Grant. 

More information on their projects would be found on the CIHR funding announcement.

Or on our website at

March 14th, 2018

Summer Institute 2018 - Keys to Collaboration

May 14-16, 2018 | Calgary, Alberta

Join us for Summer Institute 2018 where researchers, patients, clinicians, students, policy makers and more, gather to share insights, connect with colleagues and promote patient-oriented research.

Keynote Speakers:

Victoria Maxwell, (Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bi-Polar Princess) is the first in Canada & the U.S.A. to use the ‘lived’ experience of mental illness to disseminate scientific research and transfer knowledge into action at the international level through theatre.

Dr. Glenda MacQueen, Vice-Dean - Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Click here for more information.

Alberta Primary Care Research Networks COMMUNIQUÉ