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PEDIATRIC WEBINAR SERIES - Pain Management for Children with Serious Illnes...

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A collaboration between Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition, a division of Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Pennsylvania's Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (PPCC) and Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC), the 2019 Pediatric Palliative Webinar series was created to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care in the United States and to build clinicians' competencies and confidence in providing care to children.

We live in one world, which is divided by two opioid crises: Much of the world suffers not from abuse of opioids, but absence of them. Withholding evidence-based analgesia to children with serious illness is not only unethical, but causes immediate and long-term harm. Opioids are associated with many side effects and are potentially lethal - but, no other analgesics equal in potency and effect have been discovered or developed to reduce pain and suffering. (Krane EJ, Weisman SJ, Walco GA. The National Opioid Epidemic and the Risk of Outpatient Opioids in Children. Pediatrics. 2018;142(2) https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/142/2/e20181623) The potential risks in the safety of analgesics is real, but very manageable and cannot justify denying administration of opioids to patients with severe tissue injury and/or serious illness.

$40 Individual Registration / $150 Organization Registration

Complimentary registration is available for parents. Contact Kristen Bond, kbond@coalitionccc.org, for a special discount code.

1 CEU included for nurses and social workers.

Webinar participants will be able to:

(1) Explore multi-modal analgesia for children with serious illness

(2) Describe how multiple agents, interventions, rehabilitation, psychological and integrative therapies act synergistic for more effective pediatric pain control with fewer side effects than single analgesic or modality

(3) Evaluate assumptions about opioid use in children during the current “opioid epidemic”


Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP

Medical Director
Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Stefan Friedrichsdorf is the Medical Director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children’s Minnesota – one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. He is president-elect of the Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Dr. Friedrichsdorf sees patients in the hospital, in the interdisciplinary pain clinic or palliative care clinic, or in the community. He is associate editor of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, the 2010-2017 principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Cancer Institute (NCI) multisite study on the creation, implementation and evaluation of a Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum (EPEC-Pediatrics: So far trained 687 clinicians from 54 countries) and in 2008 he founded and since then directs the annual Pediatric Pain Master Class, a unique week-long intensive course for interdisciplinary health professionals (trained > 600 clinicians from 40 countries).

Dr. Friedrichsdorf received his MD degree from the Medical University of Lübeck, Germany, completed his pediatric residency at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (Children’s Hospital Datteln), and undertook his fellowship in Pediatric Pain Medicine & Palliative Care at the University of Sydney, Australia (Children's Hospital at Westmead). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, double-boarded in Pediatrics (Germany, USA), and is trained in teaching pediatric hypnosis.


Full attendance at the live webinar (you must attend a minimum of 50 minutes) is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education credit. Attendees requesting CEU credit must each call into the webinar individually using the call-in number and computer link from the instruction email for attendance to be documented. If this is not done, there is no official documentation of attendance, and CEU credit cannot be granted for this webinar. Organizations who wish to show the live webinar to a group of staff can purchase the organization registration and work with CCCC staff to get sign-in sheets in order for attendance to be documented for CE purposes.

Everyone who wishes to receive CEs is also required to complete an online survey within 30 days following the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be provided in an email sent within 48 hours following the webinar. The email will also include links to the presentation recording and slides. Certificates will be sent via email.

Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403, for one (1) contact hour.
Social Work: Course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CCCC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs and LMFTs, Provider #91987.
Chaplains – This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.

Cancellations must be made in writing no later than three (3) business days prior to the webinar, and faxed to (888) 789-9475 or e-mailed to info@CoalitionCCC.org, to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged and can be made by calling (916) 489-2222.

CCCC maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Please contact us at (916) 489-2222 or email info@coalitionccc.org with any questions, to address a grievance, or to request special ADA accommodation needs.

Note: When registering, please use the email address of the person attending the webinar.

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