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. Go to the Calendar to find the next event. We invite you to read our Conference Notes.

PPCC Events

3rd Annual Statewide PPCC Conference – Malvern, PA: October 5, 2017 Save the date for the next full day PPCC conference, Navigating Challenges in Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care, featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Chris Feudtner. Complete conference information

Pediatric Palliative Care Events

NEW! 6th Annual Palliative Care Conference – Pittsburgh, PA: September 14, 2017 “Weighing Obligations Against Matters of the Heart.” Presented by The Supportive Care Department of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences. Click here for registration information



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

Article – – How Repealing Obamacare Would Harm Chronically Ill Children 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 who have been there, and offers questions that can help parents navigate the approach to the conversation based on the personality and cognitive level of the child. For more information: The Conversation Project or Conversation Starter_rev7

Pediatric Palliative Care Consultant Guide from HospiScript – HospiScript’s Pediatric Palliative Care Consultant guide is designed to equip all practitioners who care for pediatric patients with chronic life-limiting conditions,whether they have pediatric-specific training, or rarely see a pediatric patient. The Pediatric Palliative Care Consultant is available at or

Article – Dr. Chris Feudtner, PPCC Member – A Commitment to Making the Emerging Field of Pediatric Palliative Care the Very Best It Can Be

Article – American Cancer Society – Easing the Burden of Cancer Through Palliative Care

NIH makes palliative care more attainable for pediatric patients and their families. Conversations Matter Campaign helps ensure children with serious illnesses and their families get supportive care.  For more information: NIH and Pediatric Palliative Care