Education-in-Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) for Pediatrics successfully concluded after a 2 day intensive session

The second Education-in-Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Pediatrics (EPEC Pediatrics) was hosted at the Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre on 19th and 20th Jan 2019. Over 70 participants, across Maharashtra attended the workshop.

The training was conducted by International and National Doctors and Nurses who specialize in the field of pediatric palliative care. The sessions were delivered through interactive lectures, case studies, role plays and group activities.

The 2-day workshop covered topics such as Pain & Symptoms Management, Pediatrics-in face-to-face settings, Respiratory symptoms, Developmental understanding of death, Communication and Planning, Self-care for professionals and many more.

The workshop was very well received and the participants shared positive feedback about the sessions.


About EPEC

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.

Faculty Details

  • Dr. Joshua Hauser
    Director- EPEC Program
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Palliative Care) Section Chief, Palliative Care – Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
  • Ms. Lee- Ann Pederson
    Teaching Faculty- EPEC
    Nurse Practioner- Pediatric Palliative Care Service in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Dr. Naveen Salins
    Director- EPEC Program, India
    Professor and Head- Dept of Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care Coordinator- Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre.
  • 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.