2019 Editorial Calendar

JANUARY: DEADLINE – December 3, 2018
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 8, 2019
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

MARCH: DEADLINE – February 6, 2019
Gerontology/Alternate Level of Care/Home Care/Rehab/Wound Care:
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  + SPECIAL FOCUS: HSCN (National Healthcare Supply Chain) CONFERENCE

APRIL: DEADLINE – March 8, 2019
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, 2019
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 10, 2019
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.
+ ANNUAL HOSPITAL PHARMACISTS’ ASSOCIATION SUPPLEMENT + SPECIAL FOCUS: CANNABIS

JULY: DEADLINE – June 8, 2019
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 5, 2019
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.

SEPTEMBER: DEADLINE – August 9, 2019
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 6, 2019
Patient Safety/ Mental Health and Addiction/Research/Infection control:
Developments in patient-safety practices. New treatment approaches to mental health and addiction. An overview of current research initiatives. 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 FOCUS: INFECTION CONTROL

NOVEMBER: DEADLINE – October 8, 2019
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 8, 2019
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 
improve performance. 
+ SPECIAL FOCUS: RADIOLOGY