Education Opportunities

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.

2018 Pediatric Webinar Series

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

January 23Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Children – with Elisha Waldman, MD. 12:00 PST, 1:00 MST, 2:00 CST, 3:00 EST.

February 20Difficult Conversations with Scott Maurer, MD. Registration information coming soon.

March 20 – Increasing Adult-Trained Nurses’ Confidence and Competencies to Care for Children with Jody Chrastek, RN and Diane Knust, LCSW. Registration information coming soon.

April 17Perinatal Hospice with David Munson, MD. Registration information coming soon.

May 17Concurrent Care by Shayna Stiles. Registration information coming soon.


PPCC Events

Incorporating Creative Therapies in the Home – Pittsburgh, PA: November 2, 2017 Keynote Speaker: Sarah Miedel, MS, CCLS, LBS. The Children’s Institute, Pittsburgh, PA  For more information, click here.

Navigating the Journey Home – Palliative Care, Home Nursing and Hospice – Blairsville, PA: November 8, 2017 Keynote Speaker: Carol May, RN, MSN, MBA, CHPPN  For more information, click here.

Pediatric Palliative Care Events

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt – Treating Chronic, Complex and Complicated Pain in Children – Children’s Hospital of Chicago, IL: November 10, 2017   For more information, click here.

Early Palliative Care – When to Start, 2017 Conference.  East Lansing, MI: November 10, 2017   For more information, click here.



Article – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh doctor shares struggles and privilege of treating dying children – 8/2017

Article – NY Times – For Kids with Cancer, Focusing on Quality of Life – 2017

Brochure – Palliative Care for Children – Support for the Whole Family When Your Child is Living with a Serious Illness

Resource Guide – American Cancer Society – Putting Palliative Care in Prime Time: A Resource Guide for Health Systems

Article – American Cancer Society – Palliative Care and Quality of Life – The New Paradigm in Health Care Delivery

Conversation Starter Kit  – The Pediatric Starter Kit: Having the Conversation with Your Seriously Ill Child offers advice and provides stories from parents and palliative care specialists. The Conversation Project or Conversation Starter