5th Maruzza International Congress
5th Maruzza International Congress

Speakers & Moderators

Aldridge Jan, Consultant in Clinical Psychology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and University, Leeds, UK

Asti Matteo, Lecturer in Cinema & Media Communication, Accademia di Belle Arti Santa Giulia and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Brescia, Italy

Baker Justin N., Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care, Attending Physician, Quality of Life Service Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Associate Member, Department of Oncology St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA

Barclay Sarah, Director of The Medical Mediation Foundation, a not for profit organisation providing mediation and conflict resolution training to NHS hospitals, London, UK

Bauer Richard W, MM, BCC, Director of Spiritual Care and Support, Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program (EDARP), Nairobi, Kenya

Beecham Emma, Research Fellow and PhD Student, Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, UCL, London, UK

Benini Franca, Director of Paediatric Palliative Care – Pain Service Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of Padua, Italy

Bernadá Mercedes, Paediatrician; Medical director- Pereira Rossell Hospital Center- Pediatric Palliative Care Unit; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine - Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

Bluebond Langner Myra, PhD, Hon. FRCPCH, Professor and True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People, UCL-School of Life and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Population Health Sciences, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Population, Policy and Practice Research and Teaching Department Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, London, UK

Brook Lynda, Macmillan Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Bycroft Karyn, Nurse Practitioner, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Starship Child Health, Auckland, New Zealand; National Clinic Lead Paediatric Palliative Care Clinical Network

Carter Brian S., Medical Director, Sirridge Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics, University of Missouri, Kansas City; Neonatologist and Bioethicist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Chong Poh-Heng, Medical Director, Star PALS at HCA Hospice Care, Singapore; Chairperson, CPC SIG, Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network

Friedrichsdorf Stefan J., Medical Director, Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; Department of Paediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Garchacova Anna, Director and founder of the non-profit organization "Belarusian Children's Hospice", course leader Palliative Medicine BelMAPO, Minsk, the Republic of Belarus

Garros Daniel, Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, Div. of Critical Care, Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Alberta. PICU Attending and Quality Safety Lead, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Stollery Children’s Hospital. Member of the Bioethics Committee, Univ. of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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

Hauer Julie, Medical Director, Seven Hills Pediatric Center, Department of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston USA

Jankovic Momcilo, Attending Pediatrician, Director Psychosocial Area, University of Milano-Bicocca, Foundation MBBM, Monza, Italy

Jones Barbara L., PhD, MSW, FNAP, Associate Dean for Health Affairs, Professor Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Chair Department of Health Social Work, Associate Director of Social Sciences and Community Based Research, LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, Professor Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Kars Marijke, Assistant Professor Julius Centrum for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Expertise Center Palliative Care Utrecht, Netherlands

Lacerda Ana, Pediatric Oncologist, master in Palliative Care, Pediatric Palliative Care Program, Department of Child and Adolescent Oncology, Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Lisbon Centre, Portugal

Luyirika Emmanuel, Executive Director African Palliative Care Association, Kampala, Uganda

Mancini Alexandra, Pan London Lead Nurse for Neonatal Palliative Care, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, The True Colours Trust, London, UK

Marston Joan, ICPCN Global Ambassador, PatchSA (Palliative Treatment for Children Southern Africa) and Coordinator PalCHASE Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies, South Africa

Meiring Michelle, Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant- Paedspal, Cape Town, Chairperson PatchSA and Senior lecturer in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Muckaden Mary Ann, Professor (Former Head), Department of Palliative Medicine, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. Past President, International Children’s Palliative Care Network. President Indian Association of Palliative Care

Ostgathe Christoph, President European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Head of Department, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Papadatou Danai, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Nursing Dept, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, President of “Merimna”, Board of Directors, Association for the Care of Children and Families Facing Illness and Death, Greece

Pangrazzi Arnaldo, Professor of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education at the Camillianum – International Institute of the Theology of pastoral Health Care, Rome, Italy. Author of different books on Accompanying the dying, caring for the bereaved, support groups for people in grief,  formation of hospital volunteers, utilizing the enneagram for team work.

Parravicini Elvira, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatologist, Medical Director of the Neonatal Comfort Care Program, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Puchalski Christina, MD, MS, OCDS, FACP, FAAHPM, Executive Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, Professor, Dept of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine, Co-Director MFA-GWU Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic in Oncology, USA

Rice Andrew, Professor of Pain Research, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Campus, London, UK

Volans Amy, Lead Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist, Newham Diana Children’s Community Palliative Care and Bereavement Team, East London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

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