“Quality of Life for the Children” 2009 DCPPCC Third Annual Pediatric Palliative Care Conference
Friday, September 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
|September 11 & 12 - Marriott Washington - Washington D.C|
Quality of Life for the Children
The 2009 Quality of Life for the Children once again brings together national and international experts in providing comprehensive care to children and their families with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses to address the knowledge gap of healthcare professionals in pediatric palliative care. The conference will disseminate state of the art information on quality of care for these children and their families. Using this approach we hope to improve the knowledge and effectiveness of the care they provide, regardless of discipline or environment especially in relationship to advanced pain management, as well as the management of dyspnea, neuro-irritability and fatigue, communication techniques, and alternative medicine methods and practices.
So please join us for the third year of Quality of Life for the Children, a highly informative pediatric palliative care conference created for healthcare professionals of all disciplines who want to improve the quality and effectiveness of the care they provide for our seriously ill children.
The conference will be held September 11 & 12, 2009 at Marriott Washington, Washington, DC. You’ll hear presentations by internationally recognized experts on pediatric palliative care from the institutions leading the field in practice and research, including: Children’s Institute for Pain and Palliative Care, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, Children’s Hospital of Philadephia, Children’s National Medical Center, and Georgetown University Medical Center, to name a few. Attendees of the conference can expect to:
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District of Columbia Pediatric Palliative Care Collaboration
The District of Columbia Pediatric Palliative Care Collaboration is a cooperative venture of three health care organizations in Washington, D.C. that seeks to provide comprehensive care to children and families facing life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses. The partners in this project have pooled resources to provide a full range of services to the community, including:
• Comprehensive home hospice
• Inpatient palliative care consultation
• Psychosocial support, counseling, and bereavement services
• Education and research in pediatric palliative care.