Advanced Pain & Palliative Care Workshop

EPEC - Pediatrics

Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care

Rome - October 24-27, 2023


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 J. Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP

Elisa and Marc Stad Professor in Pediatric Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco (USA). Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Alexis Morvant, MD

Kriewall Haehl Endowed Directorship of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Stanford University Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.  Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Stacy S. Remke, LICSW, APHSW-C

Senior Teaching Specialist
University of Minnesota School of Social Work, USA
Co-Investigator, EPEC-Pediatrics

Hans-Ulrich Bender, MD

Consultant Pediatrician
Pediatric Palliative Care/Department of Pediatrics
Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
University of Bern, Switzerland

Jonathan Downie, MD

Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Paediatric Supportive and Palliative Care team, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, Scotland.
Quality Advisor, Paediatric Palliative Medicine Specialist Advisory Committee, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK

Joe El Khoury, MD, MPH, Family Medicine Specialist, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialist, Centre Hospitalier Public d’Hauteville, France – Balsam, The Lebanese Center for Palliative Care, Beirut, Lebanon

Sonali Tatapudy, MD

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco (USA), Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Director of Medical Education for the UCSF Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine. UCSF Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Co-Director.