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
Senior Master Facilitators
Justin N. Baker, MD,FAAHPM, Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care. Attending Physician, QoLA Team (Quality of Life for All). Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. Full Member, Department of Oncology St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA.
Camara van Breemen – MN, CHPCN(C)
Nurse Practitioner (F)
Enhanced Community Care Lead
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
1690 Matthews Vancouver, BC V6J 2T2
Veronica Dussel, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Research and Implementation in Palliative Care (CII-CP)
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
And Associate Research Scientist, Pediatric Palliative Care
Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; USA
Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP, Professor in Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Medical Director of the Center of Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco, California, United States. President of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Pain in Childhood of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and Co-Chair of the 5th Maruzza International Congress on Pediatric Palliative Care in Rome, Italy in 2022.
Stacy S. Remke, MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA
Junior Master Facilitators
Hans-Ulrich Bender, MD, PPC Care Center, Dr. von Haunersches Children’s Hospital, Munich, Germany
Melanie L. Brown, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care
Department of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA
Jonathan Downie, MD, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine in the Paediatric Supportive and Palliative Care team at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, Scotland. Quality Advisor to the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH) Paediatric Palliative Medicine College Speciality Advisory Committee (CSAC).
Gracia K. Eke, MD, Senior Lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Consultant Paediatrician at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
Lecturer in Child Health Nursing
RN (Child), RN Teacher, MSc, BSc
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
University of Plymouth – School of Nursing and Midwifery, 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