Submit a Fast Fact
We encourage anyone to write a Fast Fact.
For adult related Fast Fact topics, contact Sean Marks MD at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea prior to writing a draft to ensure that the topic is appropriate for Fast Facts and not already in the pipeline.
For pediatric related topics, contact Julie Childers MD at Julie Childers email@example.com.
What is the Fast Fact format?
Fast Facts are intended to be concise and practical. Generally they are limited to a single page (Arial 10pt type, single spaced), excluding references. This is approximately 550 words, not including references. Content summarized into bullets is encouraged in place of long text-only paragraphs. There are no formal style specifications, but look at some recent Fast Facts for a sense of their style and format.
What is a good topic for a Fast Fact?
Any topic which has to do with the supportive care of children or adults facing life-limiting diseases, or at the end of life. This can include pain and symptom management topics, disease specific topics (e.g. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, congestive heart failure), prognostication, communication, decision-making, cultural and spiritual issues, ethics and public policy, location specific topics (e.g. hospices, nursing homes, intensive care units), as well as how caring for dying patients affects professionals and families.