2020 Editorial Calendar

JANUARY: DEADLINE – December 4, 2019
Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education (CME)/ Human Resources: 
Continuing Medical Education (CME) for healthcare professionals. The use of simulation in training.  Human resource programs  implemented to manage stress in the workplace and attract and retain healthcare staff. Health and safety issues for healthcare professionals. Quality work environment initiatives and outcomes.
+ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPLEMENT

FEBRUARY: DEADLINE – January 7, 2020
Gerontology/Alternate Level of Care/Rehab/Wound Care/Procurement:
Geriatric medicine, aging-related health issues and senior friendly strategies. Best practices in care transitions that improve patient flow through the continuum of care. Rehabilitation techniques for a variety of injuries and diseases. Innovation in the treatment and prevention of wounds. 
+ WOUND CARE SUPPLEMENT  

MARCH: DEADLINE – February 6, 2020
Facilities Management and Design/Health Technology/Greening Healthcare/Infection Control:
Innovative and efficient healthcare design, the greening of healthcare and facilities management. An update on the impact of technology , including robotics and artificial intelligence on healthcare delivery. Advancements in infection control in hospital settings. 
+ INFECTION CONTROL SUPPLEMENT + SPECIAL FOCUS: HSCN (National Healthcare Supply Chain) CONFERENCE

APRIL: DEADLINE – March 9, 2020
Healthcare 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. A look at medical imaging techniques for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.   
+ ANNUAL E-HEALTH SUPPLEMENT

MAY: DEADLINE – April 6, 2020
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 11, 2020
Personalized Medicine/Volunteers and Fundraising/Pharmacy:
Developments in the field of personalized medicine. Innovative approaches to fundraising and the role of volunteers in healthcare.  An examination of safe and effective use of medications in hospitals.
+ ANNUAL HOSPITAL PHARMACISTS’ ASSOCIATION SUPPLEMENT + SPECIAL FOCUS: CANNABIS

JULY: DEADLINE – June 8, 2020
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.
+ SPECIAL FOCUS: PATIENT ROOMS

AUGUST: DEADLINE – July 6, 2020
Paediatrics/Ambulatory Care/Neurology/Hospital-based Social Work:
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.

SEPTEMBER: DEADLINE – August 10, 2020
Emergency Services/Critical Care/Trauma/Emergency:
Innovations in emergency and trauma delivery systems. Emergency preparedness issues facing hospitals and how they are addressing them. Advances in critical care medicine. 
+ ONLINE EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT + SPECIAL FOCUS: EMERGENCY ROOM 

OCTOBER: DEADLINE – September 8, 2020
Technology and Innovation in Healthcare /Patient Safety / Infection control:
Digital health advancements and new technology in healthcare practices. Developments in the prevention and treatment of drug-resistant bacteria and control of infectious (rare) diseases. Programs implemented to reduce hospital acquired infections (HAIs). 
+ SPECIAL MEDTECH 2020 SUPPLEMENT +ANNUAL INFECTION CONTROL SUPPLEMENT

NOVEMBER: DEADLINE – October 5, 2020
Mental Health and Addiction/Research /Patient Experience/ Health Promotion:
New treatment approaches to mental health and addiction. An overview of current research initiatives Programs and initiatives focused on enhancing the patient experience and family centred care. Programs designed to promote wellness and prevent disease including public health initiatives, screening and hospital initiatives. 

DECEMBER: DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 9, 2020
Year in Review/Future of Healthcare/Accreditation/Hospital Performance Indicators:
Overview of advancements and trends in healthcare in 2020 and a look ahead at trends and advancements in healthcare for 2020. 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 improve performance. 
+ SPECIAL FOCUS: RADIOLOGY