8th Annual Palliative Care Conference "Won't You Be My Neighbor...What is a Medical Neighborhood


Clinical and Professional Session Details

Keynote Speaker-  Dr. Sarah Friebert is the director of Akron Children's Hospital's Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Center, and has been names one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Friebert will discuss how palliative care clinicians can best be medical neighbors for medically complex children.


September 19, 2019 - Agenda

7:15 am - 7:45 am             Registration and Breakfast

7:45 am - 8:00 am             Welcome and Introduction

8:00 am - 9:00 am             Keynote Speaker, Sarah Friebert, MD

9:00 am - 9:15 am             Break

9:15 am - 10:15am            Lessons Learned- Sarah Friebert, MD

10:15am - 11:45am         Psycho/Social Support- Kristin Duns, & Jessica Smith, Child Life Specialists

11:45am - 12:00pm              Get Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm           Lunch/Noon Conference- How to Navigate the system? - Justin Yu, MD & Parent Panel

1:00pm-1:15pm               Break  

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm          Breakout Session- Choose One

    1. What is Complex Care- Dr. Stacey Cook or

    2. Reflective Reading Sessions- Dr. Andrew Thurston

2:15pm-2:25pm     Room Change/ Break

2:25 pm - 3:25pm           Breakout Session- Choose One

    1. What is Complex Care- Dr. Stacey Cook or

    2. Reflective Reading Sessions- Dr. Andrew Thurston

3:25pm - 3:30 pm          Move Rooms

3:30pm-4:00pm- Wrap up, Questions/Answers, Evaluations


Learning Objectives

The purpose of this event is to describe how Pediatric Palliative Care functions within the medical neighborhood.

Participants will increase their knowledge base of who makes up the medical neighborhood for Pediatric Palliative Care Patients.

Participants will be exposed to the influence psycho-social factors have on patient & parent decision-making.

Participants will discuss examples of how community based providers work within the medical neighborhood.



Clinical and Professional Session Registration Fee: $100.00*                        *Fee includes Social Work CEU's, CME's, breakfast and lunch.

Parking is FREE. Complete details will be provided with your registration confirmation.

*No refunds will be made available after 7/25/2019*



For questions or more information about the conference please contact:

Lori Malazich, LCSW at 412-692-3585 or [email protected].

Visit the conference website at:


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Continuing Education Credits

This program is approved for 6.5 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh school of social work, a council on social work education – accredited school and, therefore, APA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call 412.624.3711.


This activity is pending approval for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

6.7 Contact hours (CEU’s)  for nurses and 6.75 CME for physicians.




The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


The Americans With Disabilities Act Information

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advancenotification of any special needs will help us provide betterservice. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks inadvance of the program by calling (412) 692-3585.


Presented By:

The Supportive Care Department of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences



Sponsored By:

Gracious support for this year's conference is provided by Miracles from Maggie.

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