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pediatric palliative care webinar

In this webinar, we will review the available data on decision making in pediatric palliative care. We will also discuss barriers to decision making, as well as a method to help providers think through difficult decisions with parents of children who have life-limiting illness. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss difficult cases of their own.

Can’t attend on February 20? A recording of the webinar will be made available to all those who register. You must attend the live webinar in order to receive CEUs.

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Dr. Scott MaurerAbout the presenter: Dr. Scott Maurer, MD

Scott Maurer provides palliative care consultative services to patients on all services in the hospital. He focuses on advanced care planning, decision making support, pain and symptom management, care coordination, end-of-life, and bereavement care for pediatric patients with life-limiting illness. Together with colleagues from the supportive care team, obstetrics, genetics, and neonatology, Dr. Maurer co-founded a perinatal palliative care program at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as the pediatric palliative care course director for the University of Pittsburgh palliative care fellowship program, and provides teaching to pediatric residents and medical students.

Dr. Maurer has mentored numerous medical students, residents, and fellows in clinical and research palliative care projects. He is active in both institutional and cooperative research projects in pediatric palliative medicine, and has spoken at national and international conferences about how to better care for children requiring palliative medicine services.

Dr. Maurer received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 2004, completed a pediatric residency at the University of Washington, and a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology with palliative care training at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric hematology/oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine.

About the 2018 Pediatric Webinar Series

Most children’s hospitals have a palliative care team or department, but across the country we are lacking in home and community-based pediatric palliative and hospice providers.

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 2018 Pediatric Webinar Series was created to raise the visibility of pediatric palliative care in the United States and to provide applicable, affordable, and practical education from leaders in the field of pediatric hospice and palliative care.

The primary goal of this series is to create a resource that will build clinicians’ competencies and confidence in providing care to children and in turn increase children’s access to institutional and community-based palliative and hospice care.

Upcoming Webinars




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February 20 Decision Making in Pediatric Palliative Care Scott Maurer, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Now available!
March  20 Kids Need Care Too! Developing collaborations, competencies and confidence to care for kids Jody Chrastek, RN and Diane Knust, LCSW, Pediatric Advance Complex Care Team, Fairview Home Care and Hospice, Minneapolis, MN Now available!
April 17 Perinatal Hospice David Munson, MD, Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia Coming soon
May 17 Concurrent Care Shayna Stiles, TrinityKids Care Team Coming soon