2020 Pediatric Palliative Care Webinar Series
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We invite you to join us for a town hall style meeting to discuss issues surrounding COVID-19 and pediatric palliative care.

Due to the pandemic, we have decided to postpone the regularly scheduled April topic, Together in the Sandbox with Dr. Sarah Friebert, to a date to be determined.

The interactive discussion of issues surrounding COVID-19 and pediatric palliative care will take place at the same time and date as the originally scheduled webinar: Tuesday, April 21 from 12-1pm PST/1-2pm MST/2-3pm CST/3-4pm EST.

Dr. Sarah Friebert will moderate an interdisciplinary panel to highlight concerns facing our community during this unprecedented time.  Upon registration, we'll ask for your questions on this topic to ensure that the conversation is directly led by your concerns.

We expect to move forward with the rest of our series as scheduled ( Keep an eye out for other COVID-19 specific webinars in the coming weeks!

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Dr. Sarah Friebert, MD
Director, Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Division,
Akron Children's Hospital 

Professor of Pediatrics,
Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine


Allie Shukraft, MSW, MAT, APHSW-C
Social Worker, Pediatric Advanced Care Team
Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital
SWHPN, Board Chair


Mary Tiso, RN, MS, CNL, CHPPN
Clinical Manager, Gilchrist Kids
Gilchrist Hospice

Kerri Padgett
Community Manager, Courageous Parents Network
Pediatric Massage Therapist

Bereaved Mother of Medically Complex Child

About the 2020 Pediatric Webinar Series

A collaboration between Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services, Pennsylvania's Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC), the 2020 Pediatric Webinar Series was created to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care in the United States and to build clinicians' competencies and confidence in providing care to children.  Stanford Medical School and the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care have joined the 2020 series as accreditation and education partners.

Pediatric Palliative Care Coalitions are dedicated to advancing access to quality pediatric palliative care and bereavement support through education, advocacy, research and support.  Statewide PPCC's represent hospital systems, home health and hospice agencies, community organizations, government leaders and families in a commitment to optimize the quality of life for every child living with a life-threatening illness. 



May 21              Guiding Families to Mindfulness Supports Decision Making for Adults & Children
                           with David Steinhorn and Jana Din

June 16             Ethical Questions in Pediatric Palliative Care with Sabrina Derington 

July 21               Beyond Fairytale Endings: Using Storybooks and other therapeutic tools to Explain Death and
                           Dying to Children
with Lori Wiener and Meaghann Shaw Weaver

August 20          Pediatric Concurrent Care with Lisa Lindley

September 22    Explaining Pain: Pain Education and Mind-Body Tools for Pediatric Chronic Pain
                             with Rachel Zoffness

October 22        Through the Eyes of a Grieving Child with Vicki Jay

November 17     Partnering with Funeral Professionals to Support Families Following the Death of A Child
                            with Kristin James


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