Scientific Committee

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

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

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Brian S. Carter – Co-Chair, Interim Director, Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center and, Division of Neonatology, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Chairman & Sirridge Endowed Professor, Dept. Medical Humanities & Bioethics, and, Department of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine, USA

Huda Abu-Saad Huijer RN, PhD, FEANS, FAAN, Professor of Nursing Science, Dean Faculty of Health Sciences University of Balamand, Founding Dean, School of Nursing, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Justin N. Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM, Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Pediatric Palliative Care Director, QoLA Program (Quality oLife for All), Attending Physician, QoLA Pediatric Palliative Care Team, Associate Chief Quality Officer for Patient Experience and Holistic Care Deborah E. Addicott – John A. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Family, Professor, Department of Pediatrics Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, USA

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Mercedes Bernadá, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay


Poh Heng Chong, MD, HCA Hospice Limited, Singapore. Founder of Star PALS, a specialist community PPC service; Chairperson, PPC Special Interest Group, Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network (APHN).

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Julia Downing, Chief Executive Officer at International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) – South Africa and Professor in Palliative Care at Makerere University, Uganda

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Ross Drake, MD, FRACP, FChPM, FFPMANZCA, Senior Medical Officer Qeensland Integrative Paedriatic Pain Service and Queensland Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

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Lorna Fraser, Professor of Palliative Care and Child Health – Cicely Saunders Institute and School of Life Sciences and Population Health, Associate Dean for People and Talent – Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King’s College London, UK

Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf Elisa and Marc Stad Professor in Pediatric Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, USA

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Anna Garchakova, Director of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice, and palliative medicine course leader at the Belarusian Medical Postgraduate Academy – Belarus.

Daniel Garros – MD, University of Alberta, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Stollery Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit staff; Quality & Safety Lead
Edmonton, AB Canada

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Julie M. Hauer, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM, Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of General Pediatrics, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Ulrika Kreicbergs, RN, PhD, holds the Louis Dundas Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People, at Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK

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

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Ricardo Martino Alba, MD, PhD, Head of Pediatric Comprehensive Palliative Care Unit at Niño Jesús University Children’s Hospital, Madrid , Spain


Young Professional Committee

Sophie Bertaud, Pediatrician, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK

Victoria Salvo, Psychologist in Paediatric Palliative Care team of CASMU. Interdisciplinary Specialization Diploma in Paediatric Palliative Care, School of Medicine, Universidad de la República- Specialization in Psychology in Health Services, School of Psychology, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

Elizabeth Seashore, MD, Pediatric hematologist-oncologist and palliative care specialist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, USA