The Steering Committee of the International Federation of Primary Care Research Networks (IFP CRN) was organized with the support of the writing service

Chair of IFPCRN

Christos Lionis
Name Christos Lionis MD, PhD
Country Greece
Investigation lines

Primary health care and family medicine, quality management, quality of care and performance and the management of common disease and conditions in primary care with a specific focus on cardiovascular, gastroenterology and mental health issues. 

Basic personal data

Professor of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Health Sciences, University of Crete. Director of the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, School of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 2208, Zip Code 71003 Heraklion, Crete- Greece
Tel:+30 2810 394621   Fax: +30 2810 394606





Name Victor Inem MD, MBBS, MPH
Country Nigeria
Investigation lines HIV-AIDS, Rural Health Care
Basic personal data

FAMED Network, Executive Director, Institute of Child Health and Primary Care College of Medicine, University of Lagos PMB 12003, Surulere. Lagos, Nigeria. Phone: 234-802-223-5673



Name Cindy L K Lam, MD
Country China
Investigation lines Cross-cultural validation of the SF-36 on the Chinese Population, The effect of health-related quality of life on health service utilization, The impact of chronic diseases on quality of life and service utilization.
Basic personal data Family Medicine Unit, 3rd Floor, Ap Lei Chau Clinic 161 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau
The University of Hong Kong
Fax: 852- 28147475



Name Danica Rotar Pavlic MD MSc
Country Slovenia
Investigation lines Family Medicine Practice, Family Practice Models, Establish of cooperation between IFPCRN and Slovenian Research Network
Basic personal data

Ljubljana Health Centre,
Zdravstvena postaja Vnanje gorice,
Splosna ambulanta, Nova pot 5,
1357 Notranje gorice- Slovenia

Bibliographic references:


The European General Practice Research Network

Middle East South Asia

Name Abdul Razk Abyad MD, PhD,MPH, MBA, AGSF, AFCHSE
Country United Arabian Emirates
Investigation lines Aging and Alzheimer’s desease, geriatrics.

Basic personal data

Team Leader CME/CPD section
Health Authority-Abu Dhabi
Chairman, Middle-East Academy for Medicine of Aging
President, Middle East Association on Age & Alzheimer's
Coordinator, Middle-East Primary Care Research Network
Coordinator, Middle-East Network on Aging
Editor, Middle-East Journal of Family Medicine
Editor, Middle-East Journal of Age & Aging
Editor, Middle-East Journal of Nursing
Editor, Middle East Journal of Business

Abu Dhabi address:
GAHS, P.obox : 5674
Abu Dhabi -UAE
Mobile : 971-050-3846567

Address in Lebanon:
Abyad Medical Center
Azmi Street , Abdo Center, POBox 618
Tel & Fax : 961-6-443684
Mobile : 961-3-201901


South Asia

Name Mamun-Al-Mahtab
Investigation lines Hepatology
Basic personal data Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

Consultant Hepatologist & Interventional Endoscopist

Lab Aid Specialized Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Secretary General, Association for the Study of the Liver, Dhaka, Bangladesh (National Hepatology Association of Bangladesh)

Secretary General, Viral Hepatitis Foundation Bangladesh
Editor, LIVER: A Complete Book on Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Diseases
Senior Editor, Bangladesh Liver Journal
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Clinical and Experimental Medical Journal
Editor, Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, World Journal of Hepatology, Microbiology Research



Name Donna Manca MD,MSc,CCFP
Country Canada
Investigation lines Care of the elderly, asthma, lung disease, prostate screening,rural research priorities, family practice.
Basic personal data Clinical Director AFPRN
Alberta College of Family Physicians
Centre 170,
370, 10403 - 172 Street,
Edmonton, Alberta
T5S 1K9

Alberta Family Practice Research Network (AFPRN)


Founder Chair & Executive Member at large

Counselor of the Steering Committe

Name John W. Beasley, M.D., FAAFP
Country USA
Investigation lines Quality of Work Life, Medical Errors, Complexity of Practice, Primary Care Research Networks.
Basic personal data Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin USA

International Federation of Primary Care Reseach Networks