As we wrap up the year, we are reminded of the
symposium issues we published in 2011: “Health Legacies: Militarization, Health
and Society” guest edited by Susan L. Smith; “Cost and End-of-Life Care” guest
edited by Thaddeus M. Pope, Robert M. Arnold, and Amber E. Barnato; “Public
Health Reform: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Implications for the
Public’s Health” guest edited by Elizabeth Weeks Leonard; and lastly, “Return
of Research Results: How Should Research Results Be Handled?” guest edited by
Bartha Maria Knoppers and Emmanuelle Lévesque. We are indebted to your
readership and support, and could not have done it without you and our wonderful
guest editors and authors. Thank you for another year of relevant and quality
We are currently working on JLME 40.1, a
special issue for us as it marks the 40th volume of JLME and 100th
anniversary of ASLME. This issue also introduces a new symposium guest edited
by Robert M. Sade: “The Graying of America: Challenges and Controversies.” First
presented at the 16th Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship,
the articles address ethical issues in the often overlooked health care of the
elderly population—from end-of-life decision making to inequities in health
care access, among other important topics.
Also in 2012 we will publish a history of ASLME
written by Executive Director and JLME Editor Ted Hutchinson. Included
will be perspectives from former editors and staff members at ASLME. It will
nicely present who we are and what we have been passionately working towards
for the past century.
Until then, Happy Holidays!