Lighting the Way in Pennsylvania.

Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition’s mission is to provide resources to families, volunteers and medical professionals caring for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition’s vision is a future where all children diagnosed with life-limiting conditions in Pennsylvania will have access to world-class palliative, hospice and end-of-life care

Our goal is to provide a clearer path for children and their families coping with this difficult, life-altering experience.

Save the Date

April 25, 2018 – Pediatric Palliative Care: A Toolkit for Community Providers  Lincoln Education Center, UPMC Hamot Women’s Hospital, Erie, PA. This conference offers practical tools to help you care for children with competence, confidence and comfort. We invite you to become part of our mission of assuring that every child with a serious or life-limiting illness will receive the personal, individualized care that optimizes their quality of life.  Conference: 10am-3pm; Registration: 9:30 am.

Register now!  PPCC Toolkit flyer

2018 Pediatric Webinar Series

The 2018 Pediatric Webinar Series is presented by the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) in collaboration with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and the Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC).

January 23Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children – with Elisha Waldman, MD.

February 20Decision Making in Pediatric Palliative Care – with Dr. Scott Maurer, MD.

March 20 – Kids Need Care, Too! Developing Collaborations, Competencies and Confidence – with Jody Chrastek, RN and Diane Knust, LCSW.

April 17 Pernatal Palliative Care with David Munson, MD.

May 17 – Concurrent Care: Pediatrics and Complex Care Planswith Shayna Stiles. Register Now!

PEDIATRIC WEBINAR SERIES: Concurrent Care: Pediatrics and complex care plans tickets

June 19 or 20  Pain & Sympton Management in Children – with Audrey Foster-Barber, MD-UCSF. Registration information coming soon.

September 25 Transitioning Adolescents into Adult Care – with Parag Shah, MD and Rebecca Boudos, Lurie Children’s Hospital. Registration information coming soon.

October 18 Medical Marijuana  – with Elissa Miller, MD Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and Billie Winegard, MD Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Registration information coming soon.

November – Bereavement/Parent Perspectives. Registration information coming soon.

Click here for more PPCC information about educational opportunities.

Become a Member

This year we are introducing the opportunity to become a PPCC member. The cost is minimal – $25 – but it will help us continue to further our mission of providing resources such as our Care Plan Book and conferences to families, volunteers and medical professionals caring for children with life-limiting illnesses.

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