Advanced Pain & Palliative Care Workshop

EPEC - Pediatrics

Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care

Rome - November 20-23, 2019


EPEC (Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care) – Pediatrics: Funded from 2010-2017 by a US$ 1.6 million grant of the US National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, EPEC-Pediatrics has now developed into the most comprehensive pediatric palliative care (PPC) curriculum world-wide. The interactive contents of the curriculum are designed to address the needs of children with cancer and other serious illness, their families, and their pediatric clinicians. Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf (Principal Investigator), Dr. Joanne Wolfe, Stacy Remke, LiCSW, Dr. Joshua Hauser, and Dr. Justin Baker lead this initiative and collaborate with a team of 35 national and international leaders in the field of pediatric pain medicine and palliative care.

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, Medical Director, Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; Department of Paediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Jonathan Downie, MD, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Scotland

Diana McIntosh, MD, Consultant in Paediatric Oncologist with a specialist interest in Palliative Medicine, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Scotland

Lee-anne Pedersen, NP, MSN, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Children’s Health Queensland; Centre for Children’s Health Research at Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia

Stacy S. Remke, MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

Joanne Wolfe, Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Boston Children’s Hospital; Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care Service, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, Massachusetts, USA