2013 EDITORIAL CALENDAR
JANUARY: Deadline – November 30
Professional Development/Recruitment and Retention/
Health and Safety:
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 4
Facilities Management and Design/Health Technology/Greening
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 1
Pain Control/ Rheumatology/Complementary Health/
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.
APRIL: Deadline – March 8
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 5
Surgical Procedures/Transplants/ Nephrology/Rehabilitation:
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 3
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 7
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 – July5
Emergency Services/Critical Care/Trauma/Emergency Preparedness:
Emergency and trauma delivery systems and emergency preparedness issues facing
hospitals. Advances in critical care medicine.
SEPTEMBER: Deadline – August 2
Patient Safety/Research/Infection Control:
Developments in patient safety practices. An overview of current research initiatives.
Innovations in the prevention and treatment of drug-resistant bacteria and control
of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Advances in the measurement of patient outcomes and program metrics.
OCTOBER: Deadline – September 6
Ambulatory Care/Neurology/Mental Health and Addiction:
Specialized programs offered on an outpatient basis such as Speech-Language Clinic,
Footcare Services, Eye Clinic, Family Practice etc. Developments in the treatment of
neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injur, and new treatment approaches to mental health and addiction.
NOVEMBER: Deadline – October 4
Volunteer Programs and Fundraising/Patient Experience:
The vital role of volunteers in health-care delivery. Innovative approaches to fundraising. Programs and initiatives focused on enhancing the patient experience.
DECEMBER: Deadline – November 1
Accreditation/Year in Review:
The peer review process to assess and improve services hospitals provide to their patients and clients based on standards of excellence .Innovative and unique campaigns hospitals undergo to prepare for Accreditation Week. A retrospective look at advancements and trends in healthcare and delivery in 2013.