Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Many Pallimed readers have noted that Fast Facts and Concepts (commonly know as Fast Facts) is no longer hosted on the Center to Advance Palliative Care website. We reached out to Sean Marks and he wanted to let you all know about this transition. - Ed
We are very enthused about the expanding readership of Fast Facts and Concepts over the last several years. In 2014, the original electronic home for Fast Facts, EPERC, shut down. Thankfully, CAPC agreed to electronically disperse Fast Facts for the year of 2015. Having CAPC disperse Fast Facts for 2015 greatly contributed in us reaching new readers and authors. It also enabled us to keep Fast Facts as a freely available educational resource for our field.
In the middle of 2015, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Fast Facts, David Weissman MD, helped spearhead the first state-wide network for Palliative Care clinicians named the Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin or PCNOW. The weblink for PCNOW is www.mypcnow.org. This website is now the electronic home for the entire library of Fast Facts. Please be patient as we work on kinks with the website, but because we are in direct control of the website, it has been much easier to update previously published Fast Facts and respond to reader feedback.
There are many collaborative partnerships we have in the pike which we are very excited about. Thanks to our volunteer authors, peer review panel, and editors, we are confident that Fast Facts will continue to be a useful “just in time” educational resource for our field.
Sean Marks MD
Editor-in-Chief Fast Facts and Concepts
Medical College of Wisconsin