2018 EDITORIAL CALENDAR
JANUARY: DEADLINE – December 1, 2017
Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education (CME)/ Human Resources:
Continuing Medical Education (CME) 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 5, 2018
Facilities Management And Design/Health Technology/Greening Healthcare/Infection Control:
Innovative and efficient health care design, the greening of healthcare and facilities management. An update on the impact of information technology on health care delivery. Advancements in infection control in hospital settings.
+ INFECTION CONTROL SUPPLEMENT
MARCH: DEADLINE – February 6, 2018
Gerontology/Alternate Level of Care/Home Care/Rehab:
Geriatric medicine, aging-related health issues and senior friendly strategies. Best practices in care transitions that improve patient flow through the continuum of care. Programs and advancements designed to keep patients at home. Care in rural and remote settings: enablers, barriers and approaches. Rehabilitation techniques for a variety of injuries and diseases.
APRIL: DEADLINE – March 9, 2018
Health Care Transformation/eHealth/Mobile Health/Medical Imaging:
Programs and initiatives that are transforming care and contributing to an effective, accountable and sustainable system. Innovations in electronic/digital process in healthcare, including mHealth.
+ ANNUAL E-HEALTH SUPPLEMENT
MAY: DEADLINE – April 6, 2018
Surgical Procedures/Pain Management/Palliative Care/Oncology:
Non-invasive surgery, plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery and new surgical techniques including
organ donation and transplantation procedures. New approaches to pain management and
palliative care delivery. Approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment.
+ NATIONAL NURSING WEEK SUPPLEMENT
JUNE: DEADLINE – May 7, 2018
Personalized Medicine/Volunteers and Fundraising/Health Promotion:
Developments in the field of personalized medicine. Innovative approaches to fundraising and the role of volunteers in healthcare. Programs designed to promote wellness and prevent disease including public health initiatives, screening and hospital initiatives.
JULY: DEADLINE – June 8, 2018
Cardiovascular Care/Respirology/Diabetes/Complementary Health:
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 and allergies. Prevention, treatment and long-term management of diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Examination of complementary treatment approaches to various illnesses.
AUGUST: DEADLINE – July 6, 2018
Paediatrics/Ambulatory Care/Neurology/Hospital-based Social Work:
Paediatric programs and developments in the treatment of paediatric disorders including autism.
Specialized programs offered on an outpatient basis. Developments in the treatment of
neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s etc.), traumatic brain injury and tumours.
Social work programs helping patients and families address the impact of illness.
+ ANNUAL PAEDIATRIC SUPPLEMENT
SEPTEMBER: DEADLINE – August 6, 2018
Emergency Services/Critical Care/Trauma/Infection Control:
Innovations in emergency and trauma delivery systems. Emergency preparedness issues facing
hospitals and how they are addressing them. Advances in critical care medicine. Programs
implemented to reduce hospital acquired infections. Developments in the prevention and treatment of drug-resistant bacteria and control of infectious diseases.
+ ONLINE EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT
OCTOBER: DEADLINE – September 7, 2018
Patient Safety/ Mental Health and Addiction/Research:
Developments in patient-safety practices. Advances in the measurements of patient outcomes and program metrics. New treatment approaches to mental health and addiction. An overview of
current research initiatives.
+ HEALTH ACHIEVE ANNUAL CONFERENCE GUIDE SUPPLEMENT
NOVEMBER: DEADLINE – Octber 8, 2018
Technology And Innovation In Healthcare /Patient Experience/Pharmacology:
Digital health advancements and new technology in healthcare. Programs and initiatives focused
on enhancing the patient experience and family centred care. An examination of safe and effective use of medications in hospitals and clinical pharmacology.
+ ANNUAL MEDEC SUPPLEMENT (CANADA’S MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES)
DECEMBER: DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 9, 2018
Year In Review/Future Of Healthcare/Accreditation/Hospital Performance Indicators:
Overview of advancements and trends in healthcare in 2018 and a look ahead at trends and
advancements in health care for 2019. An examination of how hospitals are improving the quality
of services through accreditation. Overview of health system performance based on hospitals
performance indicators and successful initiatives hospitals have undertaken to measure and