Speakers & Moderators

Confirmed Speakers and Moderators

  • Zipporah Ali Chief Executive Officer, National Coordinator, Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA), Kenya, Africa
  • Franca Benini Consultant in Paediatric Pain and Palliative Care, University of Padua, Italy
  • 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, UK
  • Elizabeth D. Blume Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Medical Director, Heart Failure/Transplant Program, Children’s Hospital Boston, USA
  • Finella Craig Lead Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
  • Julia Downing Honorary Professor at Makerere University, Kampala, Vice Chair of the Scientific Committee for ICPCN, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London, UK
  • Ross Drake Clinical Director PPC and Complex Pain Services 
Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Adriano Ferrari Neurologist and Physiotherapist, Professor of Rehabilitation Unit of Severe Childhood Developmental Disability-UDGEE, Hospital Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Chris Feudtner Director of the department of Medical Ethics at the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
  • Kathleen M. Foley Medical Director of the International Palliative Care Initiative, Open Society Institute, New York, USA
  • Stefan Friedrichsdorf Medical Director, Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care & Integrative Medicine, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (USA)
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (USA)
  • Monika Führer Professor of Paediatric Palliative Care, Children’s Palliative Care Coordination Centre, Munich University, Germany
  • 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
  • Richard Hain LATCH Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Lead Clinician Welsh Managed Clinical Network for Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • Julie Hauer Medical Director, Seven Hills Pediatric Center Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
  • Şenay Kaldirim-Celik Education and Training at the Children’s Pain and Palliative Care Centreand Youth Clinic, Datteln, Germany
  • Rut J. Kiman Head Paediatric Palliative Care Team in the Maternal-Infant Department and Senior Lecturer at the  Paediatric Department School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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
  • Julie Ling Head of Strategic Development at LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Dublin, Ireland
  • Alexandra Mancini Lead Nurse for Neonatal Complex, Palliative & Bereavement Care, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Joan Marston Chief Executive of International Children’s Palliative Care Network, South Africa
  • Martha Mherekumombe Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia
  • Maryann 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
  • Danai Papadatou Professor of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens, Greece
  • Anita Simonds Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, and Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at NHLI, London, UK
  • Barbara M. Sourkes Kriewall-Haehl Director of the paediatric palliative care program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and associate professor of paediatrics and psychiatry at Stanford University, California, USA
  • Domenica Taruscio Director, National Centre for Rare Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
  • Joanne Wolfe
 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
  • Boris Zernikow Director, Vodafone Foundation Institute of Children’s Pain Therapy and Paediatric Palliative Care, Datteln and Chair of Paediatric Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

Contact Info

Congress Secretariat and Organizers Fondazione Maruzza Lefebvre D'Ovidio Onlus
Via del Nuoto, 11
00135 - Rome Italy
Tel: (+39) 06 3290609
Fax: (+39) 06 36292743
Email: icppc@maruzza.org

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