2014 EDITORIAL CALENDAR
JANUARY: DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 29
Professional Development/Recruitment and Retention/
Health and Safety for health care professionals:
New roles and training for health-care professionals. Human resource programs implemented to manage stress in the workplace and attract and retain health-care staff. Health and safety issues for health care professionals. Quality Work Environment initiatives and outcomes.
+ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPLEMENT
FEBRUARY: DEADLINE – JANUARY 3
Facilities Management and Design/Health Technology/Greening Healthcare:
Innovative and efficient health-care design, the greening of healthcare, and facility management. An update on the impact of information technology on health care delivery including electronic health-care records. Trends, issues and achievements in the field of Clinical Informatics.
MARCH: DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 7
Pain Control/ Rheumatology/Complementary Health/Health Promotion:
Pain management interventions. Developments in the management of rheumatic diseases. Advancements in complementary treatment approaches to various diseases and conditions. Innovative health promotion programs that focus on disease prevention and promote wellness.
APRIL: DEADLINE – MARCH 7
Gerontology/Palliative Care/Home Care/Rural and Remote:
Geriatric medicine and aging-related health issues. Innovative approaches to home care and palliative care delivery. Care in rural and remote settings: enablers, barriers and approaches.
MAY: DEADLINE – APRIL 4
Non-invasive surgery, plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery and new surgical techniques. Organ donation and transplantation procedures. Advances in treatment of renal disease including home peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and renal transplantation. Rehabilitation techniques for a variety of injuries and diseases.
+ NATIONAL NURSING WEEK SUPPLEMENT
JUNE: DEADLINE – MAY 2
Approaches to cancer treatment, diagnosis and prevention. A look at medical imaging techniques for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Pediatric programs and developments in the treatment of pediatric disorders including autism.
JULY: DEADLINE – JUNE 6
Developments in the prevention and treatment of vascular disease including cardiac surgery, diagnostic and interventional procedures. Advances in treatment for various respiratory disorders including asthma, allergies. Prevention, treatment and long term management of diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Advances in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
AUGUST: DEADLINE – JULY 4
Ambulatory Care/Neurology/ Volunteer Programs and Fundraising:
Specialized programs offered on an outpatient basis. Developments in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury and tumours. Innovative approaches to fundraising and the role of volunteers in health care delivery.
SEPTEMBER: DEADLINE – AUGUST 8
Emergency Services/Critical Care/Trauma/Emergency Preparedness:
Innovations in emergency and trauma delivery systems. Emergency preparedness issues facing hospitals and how they are addressing them. Advances in critical care medicine.
OCTOBER: DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 5
Patient Safety/ Mental Health and Addiction/Health Care Transformation
Developments in patient safety practices. Advances in the measurements of patient
outcomes and program metrics. New treatment approaches to mental health and addiction.
Programs and initiatives to provide optimal care within an effective, accountable and
+ HEALTH ACHIEVE ANNUAL CONFERENCE GUIDE SUPPLEMENT
NOVEMBER: DEADLINE – OCTOBER 3
Technology in Healthcare /Patient Experience:
Digital health advancements and new technology in healthcare. Programs and initiatives focused on enhancing the patient experience.
SPECIAL SECTION: INFECTION CONTROL –Programs implemented to reduce hospital acquired infections. Developments in the prevention and treatment of drug-resistant bacteria and control of infectious diseases.
DECEMBER: DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 7
Women’s Health/Men’s Health/Accreditation/Pharmacology:
Issues, trends and treatment of diseases specific to men and women including perinatal care and prostate health. Examining and improving quality of services through accreditation. An examination of safe and effective use of medications in hospitals and clinical pharmacology.