SickKids 2011 Paediatric Palliative Care Research Symposium

On October 5 2001, the national Team for Research in Adolescent and Childhood Palliation and Grief hosts SickKids third annual pediatric palliative research symposium.

The keynote and Special Grand Rounds Guest Speaker is Dr. Joanne Wolfe, Division Chief of Pediatric Palliative Care in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Director of Palliative Care at Children's Hospital Boston.

The symposium themes include promoting palliative care at diagnosis of a life threatening illness among the circle of care and family engagement in research.

The full agenda includes Grand Rounds, expert panel, workshop, poster session and parent breakout, Café Scientifica — a workshop of 5 minute presentations on the current state of (exciting) research in pediatric palliative care - and a break out session for parents to connect and a town hall event.

Parent registrations are complimentary and here is the symposium summary from the temporary event website:

This third annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium will focus on themes related to: addressing the issues of early integration into palliative care, how to approach parents to participate in research in palliative care, and more.

Highlights will include our Grand Rounds key note speaker, Joanne Wolfe, from Boston Children's Hospital, oral and poster presentations by TRAC-PG scientists and clinicians, an expert panel debate regarding the successes and challenges to providing hospital based palliative care to children and a workshop/panel discussion with parents and health care providers.

This symposium is open to parents, family members, SickKids and community clinicians and researchers, volunteers and decision makers. Parents will have the opportunity to participate in this symposium with other parents who have shared interests in networking, supporting each other, research, volunteering, and philanthropy.