2021 Webinars

About the Pediatric Palliative Care Webinar Series:

There continues to be significant data highlighting the workforce shortage in pediatric palliative care, and, as the as the number of children with chronic, complex and life-limiting illness continues to increase, the training needs of physicians and healthcare teams is burgeoning in pediatrics. Many adult providers, family practitioners and smaller hospice teams have identified training as the leading barrier to their ability to provide end-of-life care to children. Larger systems with new or established pediatric palliative care (PPC) teams often struggle to find time for education or funding to support professional development.

A team from Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC), Pennsylvania’s Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC), Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC) Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, and the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care have collaborated to offer the PPC Webinar Series to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care and to build clinicians’ competencies and confidence in providing care to children. Given the success of the webinars and positive feedback, plans for an engaging 2021 series are underway.

Go to ppcwebinars.org for more information & to register!

January 19 
The Use of Telemedicine in Pediatric Palliative Care with Kim Bower, MD / Debra Lotstein, MD, MPH / Krishelle Aurele, MD

February 16         
Together in the Sandbox: Palliative Care and Complex Care Partnerships in the Medical Neighborhood with Sarah Friebert, MD

March 16
Using POLST/MOLST to Engage in Meaningful Conversations in Pediatric Palliative Care with Christy Torkildson, PhD, RN / Marta Friedman, LCSW, JD

April 20
Big Pharma – Little People with Melissa Hunt, PharmD / Jessica Sturgeon, MT-BC, HPMT

May 20                
Transition Planning for the Fully Dependent Child 
with Kerri Padgett (moderator) / Julie Hauer, MD / Alyssa Siegel, MD / Barbara Swoyer (parent)

June 22
Including and Supporting Siblings in Non-traditional, Multicultural Families  with Brittany Maldonado-Gosline

July 20                 
Pediatric Concurrent Care: Research Updates 
with Lisa Lindley, PhD, RN

August 17
Increasing Sensitivity in Clinical Practice with the Transgender Population with Kat O’Donnell. MSW, LCSW

September 23
Beyond Words: Using Expressive and Integrative Therapies as Communication Tools with Jenny Goldhammer, MM, MT-BC / John Mark, MD / Lily Rich, PsyD

October 19
Bereaved Parents View on End-of-Life Care with Emily Johnston, MD /Janelle Molina, BS / Lori Butterworth, M.ED

November 16
Alternative Payment Strategies to Enhance Access to Pediatric Palliative Care with Conrad Williams, MD