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.

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4th Annual Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition Conference
Celebrating the Past and Strengthening the Future of Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care

Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

Featured Keynote Speakers:
Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, FAAP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Carol May, RN, MSN, MBA, CHPPN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

For more information, or to learn about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please contact Betsy Hawley, Executive Director, at 412.963.8243 or

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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 Dr. David Munson, MD.

May 15 –  Concurrent Care: Pediatrics and Complex Care Plans- with Shayna Stiles.

June 21 Approach to Neurologic Symptom Management in Children at the End of Life with  Dr. Audrey Foster-Barber, MD, PhD

Approach to Neurologic Symptom Management in Children at the End of Life– with Dr. Audrey Foster-Barber, MD, PhD



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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