2015 EDITORIAL CALENDAR
JANUARY: DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 29
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 3
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.
MARCH: DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 7
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 6:
Hospital Funding and Pay-for-Performance Models/Financial Planning for Health Professionals/Volunteers and Fundraising/Health Promotion:
An examination of hospital funding and pay-for-performance models. Financial planning and issuance options for people in the health care industry. Innovative approaches to fundraising and the role of volunteers in health care delivery. Programs designed to promote wellness and prevent disease including public health initiatives, screening.
MAY: DEADLINE – APRIL 4
Surgical Procedures/Pain Management/Palliative Care:
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.
+ NATIONAL NURSING WEEK SUPPLEMENT
JUNE: DEADLINE – MAY 2
Health Care Transformation/eHealth/Mobile Health/Medical Imaging/Oncology:
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 (health applications on mobile devices). A look at medical imaging techniques for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment.
JULY: DEADLINE – JUNE 6
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 4
Pediatrics/Ambulatory Care/Neurology/Hospital-based Social Work:
Pediatric 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.
SEPTEMBER: DEADLINE – AUGUST 8
Emergency Services/Critical Care/Emergency Preparedness/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.
OCTOBER: DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 5
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 – OCTOBER 3
Technology in Healthcare/Patient Experience/Hospital Performance Indicators:
Digital health advancements and new technology in healthcare. Programs and initiatives focused on enhancing the patient experience and family centred care. An examination of health system performance based on hospital performance indicators. Successful initiatives hospitals have undertaken to measure and improve performance.
DECEMBER: DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 7
Year in Review/Future of Healthcare/Accreditation/Pharmacology:
Overview of advancements and trends in healthcare in 2015 and a look ahead at trends and advancements in health care for 2016. An examination of how hospitals are improving the quality of services through accreditation. An examination of safe and effective use of medications in hospitals and clinical pharmacology.