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

Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care: An Introduction for Community Providers. State College, PA – September 5, 2018
Conference Handouts

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. Register Now! 


October 18 Deep in the Weeds: Medical Marijuana and Pediatric Palliative Care – with Elissa Miller, MD Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Register Now!

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

Pediatric Palliative Care Events

NEW! Achieva Family Trust Caregiver Workshop – Cultivate Resilience. Pittsburgh, PA – October 12, 2018  Cultivating Caregiver Resilience

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