Education / Events

PPCC believes in education that supports the concept and practice of children’s hospice and palliative care by providing seminars and workshops responsive to the educational needs of our community of caregivers, both families and professionals.

Calendar of Events

PPCC Events

NEW! End-of-Life Care Symposiumpresented by Lehigh Valley Health Network in partnership with PPCC. Kalahari Resorts, Pocono Manor, PA: June 18-19, 2018 

SAVE THE DATE  – 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 Hersey 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 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



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.

Pediatric Palliative Care Events

Pediatric End of Life Nursing Consortium – Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA: May 17-19, 2018  ELNEC 2018 flyer

 A Pediatric Palliative Care Training – “Who’s Caring for the Children?” Watsonville, CA: June 1, 2018  Training Information

“Intersections in Pediatric Practice: Ethics, Critical & Palliative Care” presented by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals – PICU, Ethics and Palliative Care Programs. Oakland, CA: June 5, 2018  Conference Agenda  Registration

“Pediatric Palliative Care in a Multicultural Context”, a conference hosted by Seattle Children’s Hospital at Bell Harbor Conference Center.  Seattle, WA: July 19, 2018  Information

“Multidimensional Approaches to Pediatric Palliative Care” – Pedi-Hope 10th Anniversary Conference, League City, TX: July 27-28, 2018  Pedi-Hope Conference

“Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: Advances and Innovations (Pedi-Innovate)”, a summer course presented by AAHPM, Minneapolis, MN: August 9-11, 2018    AAHPM Summer Course

2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium  presented by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Memphis, TN: September 26-28, 2018  Symposium Information