EPEC – Pediatrics Training

19th & 20th January 2019 I Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre – Warje, Pune

The second EPEC – Pediatric Training in India is a comprehensive adaptation of the EPEC curriculum designed to address the needs of children, their families, pediatric oncology providers and other pediatric clinicians. It was developed by and continues to receive inputs from experts in several pediatric disciplines as well as parent advocate advisers.


Course Structure

23 Core Topics in pain and symptoms management, communication and overall pediatric palliative care. It will be delivered online and during an in-person conference.


Number of Seats

25 Doctors & 15 Nurses – (Preference will be given to candidates who are already involved in providing palliative care for children and willing to further provide pediatric palliative care training).


Faculty Details

  • Dr. Joshua Hauser
    Director- EPEC Program
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Palliative Care) Section Chief, Palliative Care – Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
  • Ms. Joan ‘Jody’ Chrastek
    Teaching Faculty- EPEC
    Pediatric Advanced Complex Care Coordinator- Fairview Home Care and Hospice Research interventionist – University of Minnesota.
  • Dr. Naveen Salins
    Director- EPEC Program, India
    Professor and Head- Dept of Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care Coordinator- Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre.
  • Dr. Gayatri Palat
    Teaching Faculty- EPEC
    Consultant-Dept of Pain and Palliative Medicine, MNJ Institute of Oncology and RCC, Director – PAX, India.
    Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration – INCTR, Canada.
  • Ms. Kathy Perko
    Teaching Faculty – EPEC
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Portland Oregon, USA
    Program Director: Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care.
  • Dr. Mary Ann Muckaden
    Teaching Faculty
    Professor- Dept of Palliative Medicine Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai President- IAPC
  • Dr. Jeffrey Klick
    Teaching Faculty
    Practice Director of Palliative Care Services, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta.
  • Dr. Vivek Nirabhawane
    Organising Secretary
    Senior Consultant (Palliative Medicine)- Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune.
  • Dr. Manjiri Dighe
    Organising Chairperson
    Medical Director- Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune.

To register write to training.education@ciplacare.com