Full day seminar on paediatric palliative care for Berlin congress

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A full day seminar, Global Challenges in Paediatric Palliative Care, will take place on Thursday 23 May as part of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC 2019) Congress happening in Berlin this May.

World class paediatric palliative care experts will be presenting at the paediatric seminar. These include well known names such as:

  • Dr Satbir Jassal (UK)
  • Dr Renee McCullough  (UK)
  • Dr Monika Führer (Germany)
  • Dr Eduard Verhagen (The Netherlands)
  • Dr Boris Zernikow (Germany)
  • Prof Danai Papadatou (Greece)


Registration for the EAPC Congress also entitles you to attend the Paediatric Palliative Care Seminar. There is a daily rate for those who just wish to attend the seminar.

Early Bird registration for EACP Congress closes on 15 February 2018.

Exciting programme 

An exciting and educational programme for the seminar is available online. The seminar starts at 08:00 and ends at 18:30.

The full programme includes the following presentations:

  • Prevalence of life-limiting conditions in paediatric palliative care  Presenters: Lorna Fraser (UK) & Claire Quinn (Ireland)
  • Information and planning in children’s palliative care
    • End of Life Decision Making in the Perinatal Period: a Population Based Study in Fetuses, Neonates and Infants – Kim Beernoert (Belgium)
    • Information and Decisions Regarding Medical Treatment for Severely Ill Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Ulrika Kreicbergs (Sweden)
    • Advance Care Planning in Paediatric Palliative Care –  Monika Führer (Germany)
  • Symptom management in Paediatric Palliative Care 
    • Evidence-Based prescribing in Paediatric Palliative Medicine – Sat Jassal (UK)
    • The Role of Cannabinoids in the are of Children with Life-Limiting Conditions and Life-Threatening Illnesses – Renee McCullough (UK)
    • assessment and management of neuro irritability in pediatric palliative care patients with SPMI –
  • Contemporary Issues in Children’s Palliative care
    • Aprepitant: Our New Friend for an Old Adversary
    • Exploration of the Term ‘Quality of Life” in Consultations of Children with a high risk brain tumour over the course of the illness
    • Adolescent Palliative Care in Uganda: Assessing and Addressing Needs
    • Clonidine for Intractable Irritability in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment – A Case Series
    • Tapentadol for Pain Therapy in Children – An Promising Alternative to Combining Coanalgesics
      with Classical Opioides – A Retrospective Data-analysis
    • The Experience of Having a Second Child with Palliative Care Needs: The Case of Jordanian
  • Challenges in palliative care  Eduard Verhagen (The Netherlands)
    • Assessing Attitudes of Irish Consultant Physicians in Palliative Medicine towards Providing
      Palliative Care for Paediatric Patients – Coman Hennelly  (Ireland)
    • Inequalities in Children’s Place of Death: A Nationwide Registry Study – Sanna Lause Wolff  (Denmark)
    • Challenges of decision-making in paediatric palliative care – Eduard Verhagen (The Netherlands)
    • Accompanying the child at end of life – Danai Papadatou (Greece)

You are now able to access and download the full programme through the EAPC Conference website.


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