Welcome to the first edition of 2022. The last two years have posed innumerable challenges to individuals the world over, with the COVID-19 pandemic overshadowing every aspect of life. Healthcare workers, in particular, have faced the brunt of both professional and personal trials and countless changes to the landscape in which we practise. Over the last two years, our knowledge about the virus has grown exponentially. Although we feel relative “safety” after the peak of the Omicron wave, we are also acutely aware that circumstances may change for the worse. Despite these difficulties, we start this year with renewed optimism and hope for a positive and productive twelve month ahead. The JEMDSA editorial team has high hopes for the journal and plans on providing stimulating content to our readers. Further information on this “re-engineering” of our journal will ensue in the near future.