Scientific Board

Franca Benini (Chair)

Consultant in Paediatric Pain and PPC,
University of Padua, Italy

Joanne Wolfe
(Co Chair)

Director, Paediatric Palliative Care
 Children’s Hospital Boston Division Chief, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, 
Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care,
 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Myra Bluebond Langner

Professor and True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People, Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, UCL-Institute for Child Health, London England and Board of Governors Professor Anthropology, Rutgers University, Camden NJ

Finella Craig

Consultant in PPC, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK

Kathy Foley

Medical Director International Palliative Care Initiative, Open Society Institute, New York, USA

Julie Ling

Head of Strategic Development at LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Dublin, Ireland

Joan Marston

Chief Executive of International Children’s Palliative Care Network, South Africa

Danai Papadatou

Professor of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens, Greece

Domenica Taruscio

Director, National Centre for Rare Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Boris Zernikow

Director of the Vodafone Foundation Institute of Children’s Pain Therapy and PPC, Datteln and Chair of Paediatric Pain Medicine and PC, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany


Zipporah Ali

Chief Executive Officer, National Coordinator,
Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA),
Kenya, Africa

Anna Garchakova

Director of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice,
Minsk, Belarus

Ann Goldman

Paediatrician, Editor Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children,
(retired) Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care,
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children,
London, UK

Rut J. Kiman

Head Paediatric Palliative Care Team in the Maternal-Infant Department and Senior Lecturer,
Paediatric Department of School of Medicine,
University of Buenos Aires,

Stephen Liben

Associate professor of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University
and Medical Director of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Paediatric Palliative Care Program.
Montreal, Canada

Martha Mherekumombe

Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care,
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network,
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead,
Sydney Australia

Mary Ann Muckaden

Professor and Head of Dept. of Palliative Medicine
at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India

Marcello Orzalesi

Past-Chairman and member of the Bioethics Committee of
the Italian Society of Paediatrics and of the Scientific Committee of the Maruzza Foundation, Fondazione Maruzza Lefebvre D’Ovidio Onlus, Rome, Italy

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