Wednesday, May 1, 2013
When the Case Conference blog was first started in 2008, there was always hope to find an editor to oversee it, but early collaborations ultimately did not facilitate stable editorial leadership.
The aim to use cases to illustrate important teaching points in palliative care is still an important one. The University of Pittsburgh Palliative Care Department has graciously allowed us to continue to be a publishing venue for their excellent teaching cases. We are hopeful to see more open access case based publications from fellowships, palliative care departments and hospice organizations. Pallimed is committed to being a quality forum for these cases going forward.
So for ease of publication and the importance of delivering good content on a consistent basis we will be importing the already published cases to the main Pallimed site over the next year. In addition to these historical cases we will be looking for new cases and encourage submissions for potential publication on Pallimed. All cases will be double de-identified (once by the author and once by the Pallimed editorial staff) for protection of the involved parties.
Current Email Subscribers: All current email subscribers to Cases will be imported to the main Pallimed list. I will work at removing any duplicate subscribers, plus the email updates have a very simple unsubscribe option. If you are only interested in Case Conferences we eventually will be moving to a new subscription system in the May 2013 which will allow for you to just choose Cases if those interest you most.
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Pallimed Case Conferences (cases.pallimed.org) will stay online as an archived source, but will no longer be updated. For new cases please search www.pallimed.org
If you are interested in submitting a Case or even potentially becoming a Section Editor for Case Conferences please email firstname.lastname@example.org