© 2019. Child Palliative Care Coalition of Michigan


"Palliative Care at the Age Extremes of Childhood:
Perinatal Palliative Care / The Challenge of the Young Adult"


November 15, 2019
Sparrow Science and Health Pavilion, Lansing
Sparrow Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  •  3 contact hours will be provided

  • Continuing Education hours for social work are pending.        


From prenatal to adulthood, our speakers discuss the major transitions of childhood and the medical issues involved. We will highlight the “bookends” of pediatric palliative care with a focus on issues families face in the perinatal period and challenges youth and young adults with life-limiting conditions face as they age out of services for children and teens. We will hear from parents, youth and professionals.There will be time for committee updates and planning for the next year.  

Key speakers include:

  • Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of Research, Pediatric Advanced Care Team (Children's Hospital of Philadephia), Steven D. Handler Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics

  • Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century Palliative Care

  • Tisa Johnson, MD, FAAP, Senior Staff Physician and Medical Director, Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities (Henry Ford Health System)

  • Who is helping the Young Adult?

  • Cheri Salazar, RN, CPNP (Pediatric Palliative Unit, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, M

  • Perinatal Palliative Care

Participation is open to everyone - parents, practitioners, Coalition members and any other interested parties.

Conference is from 7:30 (registration) to 5:00 PM. Breakfast and lunch provided.

There will be a reception at 5:00 on the premises with a cash bar.
Special reduced registration for families. 300


  • Cost:

    • $300 - Non-Profit

    • $600 - For-Profit

    • No Charge - If 2 people register from same organization

  • Includes: 6 foot table, 2 attendees and lunch

  • Opportunity to distribute organization's information

  • Acknowledgement during conference, and in pre- and post-conference communications.

Contact Cheri Salazar at Cheri.Salazar@sparrow.org for more information

Unable to attend?

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