South African Children’s Palliative Care Network (SACPCN)
Launch Meeting, 17 September, CTICC, Cape Town
How can the South African Children’s Palliative Care Network (SACPCN) improve the quality of care for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses in Southern Africa and ensure that their families are supported?
Invited Faculty Include:
Dr Leora Kuttner
Clinical Pain and Palliative Care Child Psychologist
University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr Khaliah Johnson
Paediatric Palliative Care Fellow
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA
Dr Michelle Meiring
Bigshoes Foundation and Paediatric Palliative Care Lecturer, University of Cape Town, South Africa
International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)
- To provide an opportunity to bring leading experts in the field of paediatric palliative care to a plenary session where they will share their knowledge and experiences on an integrated approach to paediatric palliative care.
- To provide delegates with an opportunity to give input into and identify key areas of need for both the health care professional stream and the caregiver and family streams, as well as to elect representatives to guide the institutionalization of the SACPCN.
- Provide an opportunity for stakeholders to network with each other and for organisations to showcase their work.
Who Should Attend?
Health professionals in the paediatric palliative care sector,nurses, doctors, social workers, therapists, caregivers including: parents, grandparents, child minders and spiritual leaders.