2nd Annual Neonatal Palliative Care Education Symposium

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

8 AM – 4:30 PM

Harold Wade Education Center
CHOC West Clinic Bldg., 2nd Floor
1201 W. La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
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Register: www.regonline.com/ANPCES

Physicians – $75.00
Nurses/Other – $50.00
Early bird pricing ends September 9, 2015. Register today!

Palliative care in infants and children is a critical and evolving field.

Why should you attend?

Teaching and practicing require a distinctive mix of teaching methodology and tools. Through a combination of interactive panel based discussions, role playing, family interviews and formal didactics participants attending this workshop should be able to:

  • Follow innovative approaches to providing Palliative Care in the NICU.
  • Raise comfort level in having critical conversations regarding end of life decisions and goal directed care.
  • Evaluate the importance of integrating perinatal-neonatal palliative care and hospice.
  • Apply Best Practices in pain management and improve quality of life.
  • Navigate concurrent care and waiver programs.
  • Apply Best Practices for introducing the conversation of organ donation.
  • Review ethical principles related to complex clinical situations and decision making.
  • Follow practical self-care techniques to avoid caregiver burn out and compassion fatigue.

Faculty to include:

Sirisha Perugu, MD is the leader of neonatal palliative care at CHOC and is an EPEC (Education in Palliative and End of Life Care) Pediatrics Trainer. She obtained certification in Palliative Care Education and Practice at Harvard Medical School. 

Meg Mohr, FNP-BC, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, CHOC Children’s

Jessica Holtorf, BSN, RNC-NiC, Co-Chair of Neonatal PACT Team, CHOC Children’s, NICU

John Cleary, MD, Neonatologist, Director of Neonatal ECMO, CHOC Children’s

Neda Zadeh, MD, Geneticist, CHOC Children’s

Glen Komatsu, MD, Medical Director, TrinityKids Hospice Care

Deb Lotstein, MD, Director, Comfort and Palliative Care Division, CHLA

Paul Yost, MD, Pediatric Anesthesiologist, CHOC Children’s

Rebecca Hill, CPTC, Donation Development Clinical Specialist, One Legacy

Target Audience:  Neonatologists, Critical Care Specialists, Primary care pediatricians, Family practitioners, Pediatric subspecialists, Registered Nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of care to neonates and children of all ages are also encouraged to attend.

Financial Disclosure: No Commercial Support was received for this activity.
CHOC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHOC designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Map and Directions

CHOC Children’s Harold Wade Education Center

1201 W. La Veta Avenue
CHOC West Clinic Bldg., 2nd Floor
Orange, CA 92868