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Children's Palliative Care Coalition

Events 2017


 2017 Coalition Conference, Friday, November 10, 2017
“Early Palliative Care - When to Start”
The Peoples Church, East Lansing, Michigan


"What is Pediatric Palliative Care" - James Fahner MD introduces our topic and reviews the program of the day.

"Partners for Children
" - Devon Dabbs, co-founder of the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition in California, will outline the state's
revolutionary California initiative which which provides home-based curative and palliative care without need for hospice diagnosis and at lower cost.

"Pediatric Palliative Care - 4 Teams, 4 Ways" -- A panel representing teams from our four leading children's hospitals will discuss their programs and best practices together as a panel and also with parents and patients. Speakers from Children’s Hospital of Michigan,Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan/C.S. Mott, and Beaumont Children's Hospital include Jeanne Lewandowski MD, Elizabeth Hollenkamp RN, Nadia Tremonti MD, and Bradd Hemker MD.

Parent Panel - This year's Panel will include families with children currently undergoing palliative care.

“Children’s healthcare and the legislative future” - Senator Curtis Hertel Jr will review anticipated changes in healthcare legislation and the impact on care in our state.

Continuing Education certification
will be available for Nursing and Social Work

2017 Conference Registration

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Register early and SAVE!
(Save by registering before October. For non members, the registration fee of $135 is only $97with early registration)
Early Registration
Members (Professional/Associate) - $45
(Parents) - $10
Non-members - $97
Parent non-members
- $35

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Comments from attendees of the 2016 Conference

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*Partners for Children:
California's Partners for Children (PFC) program allows eligible children to receive in-home coordinated family-centered care including pain and symptom management, access to a 24/7 nurse line, family education, respite care, expressive therapies and family counseling. Children in the programs have shown significant improvement in levels of anxiety and worry and an increase in confidence.
At the same time, shifting care from a hospital setting to in-home community-based care resulted in cost savings of $3,331 per child per month on average – and this could be an important factor as we face the threat of cuts in the Federal contribution to Medicaid.

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