The Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care National Symposium (IPPC)

Venue: The New Academy of Medicine

Location: New York,, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2003 End Date/Time: Nov 07, 2003
Registration Date: Nov 03, 2003
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The New York Academy of Medicine, Education Development Center, Inc. and The Institute for Johns Hopkins are pleased to announce the Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care’s first major national symposium on family-centered care of gravely ill children. The interdisciplinary structure of the conference affords an unusual opportunity for pediatricians, other medical specialists, nurses, child life specialists, psychologists, chaplains and social workers to learn together and with parents who have experienced the loss of a child. Professionals and parents will explore how best to stimulate new research, activate quality improvements, and motivate educational efforts within hospitals and across a variety of clinical settings.

The conference will be organized around six key quality domains:

• Values and principles of family-centered, culturally-respectful pediatric palliative care;
• Pain and symptom management;
• Ethical analysis and decision making;
• Bereavement and suffering;
• Communication skills;
• Continuity of care.

National and international experts will provide state-of-the-art overviews, followed by small breakout sessions in which participants will experience case-based seminars and other interactive educational activities related to each topic. Team leaders at each of the IPPC-affiliated children’s hospitals will present the quality improvements they have put in place, as a result of their participation in this initiative.


Physicians, intensivists, neonatologists, neurologists, psychologists and other pediatric specialists as well as their colleagues in nursing, child life, chaplaincy, and social work.


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Additional Information

Date: November 6-7, 2003 Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029 Registration Fee: The registration fee for the two-day conference is as follows: $250/per person $225/ for groups of three or more from the same institution $150/for Students & Residents with letter from Program Registration is available one of three ways: Online:; Phone: 212.822.7273; Mail: A printable registration form is available online at Accreditation: Physician CME Accreditation: Eighteen (18) CME credits have been assigned and will be awarded to those completing the symposium. Nursing CEU Accreditation: Eighteen point three (18.3) CME credits have been assigned and will be awarded to those completing the symposium. Please visit our website for additional conference and program information.