2015; Volume 16, No 2, February


EPEC-Pediatrics Train-the-Trainer Conference

May 4-5, 2015, Arizona, US – two scholarships for clinicians from low-moderate income countries available!

Interested in teaching advanced pediatric palliative care and pain management? Become an Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) for Pediatrics Trainer.

EPEC – Pediatrics is a comprehensive curriculum designed to address the needs of children, their families, and pediatric oncology providers and other pediatric clinicians. The course is primarily designed for physicians and nurse practitioners taking care of children, but will be open to other clinicians and psycho-social-spiritual staff providing pediatric palliative care. It consists of 23 core and three elective topics in pain and symptom management in palliative care. These topics are taught as a combination of 20 distance learning modules and six in-person conference sessions. This in-person conference is currently offered annually.

Limited number of participants: Only a total of 50 participants will be trained (and we are usually oversubscribed) so register now!

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International Palliative Care Network Conference – Join the 2015 Planning Committee

Deadline for applications extended to 15 February 2015

Palliative Care Network (PCN) is committed to providing you with the best virtual conference experience annually.To help us achieve this goal, we are reaching out to the global palliative care community by asking you to join the 2015 Planning Committee. Individuals from all disciplines of palliative care with an academic background are encouraged to join. Submit your CV by email. Deadline: February 15, 2015.

About Palliative Care Network

PCN aims to alleviate patient suffering by providing open access educational materials for professionals from all disciplines of palliative care on a global scale. Our vision is to provide Palliative Care for Everyone, Everywhere. Visit our website.

Save the date: September 17-18, 2015

Pediatric Palliative Care Conference

This conference will continue the tradition of reaching around the globe to address the issues that challenge all of us caring for children faced with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

Keynote speaker: Brian Carter MD, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, US. Other invited speakers include:

Ann Armstrong Dailey, US; Ann Draper, UK; Issarang Nuchprayoon, Thailand;

Michael Spear US; Joanne Wolfe, US; Chan Mei Yoke, Singapore.

More information available soon…

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