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Children’s PC Conference 2017

Ireland’s 3rd International Children’s Palliative Care Conference: Short Lives: Making a Difference An Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday 24th -Saturday 25th November 2017, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland

The Third International Children’s Palliative Care Conference; “Short Lives, Making a Difference”, is building on the success of the previous two conferences and promises a packed programme with internationally acclaimed speakers covering areas such as neonatal palliative care, bereavement support and palliative care in oncology.

We are very grateful to all our partners whose support has made the conference possible. This year we are delighted to have been joined by The Northern Ireland Hospice and the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care. Our other partners include the Health Service Executive, The Irish Hospice Foundation, Irish Association for Palliative Care, the Jack and Jill Foundation, LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Mercy University Hospital Cork , National University of Ireland Galway and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; all of whom have been working together to promote children’s palliative care across the island of Ireland.



Why the Emblem ‘Tree of Knowledge’?

Our chosen emblem for the conference is the Tree of Knowledge and in the beautiful surroundings of Farmleigh, the tree is a very fitting symbol for children’s palliative care.Reflecting the collaborative nature of this conference, the leaf colours depicted on the Tree of Knowledge are reflective of the logo colours of each of the ten organisations involved.


Full Conference website here 

PowerPoint and Video Presentations from the 2017 Conference are available

Members of the Conference Organising Committee meeting Minister Simon Harris, TD, at the opening of the Children’s Palliative Care Conference 2017.

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Media Coverage of the 2017 Conference –

How the Republic’s first consultant providing end-of-life care to children is helping families–1197812/

Every Parent’s nightmare – How to tell your child that they sibling has passed away

Call to speed up plans for fetal abnormality scans

Only 7 out of 19 Irish Maternity Units over ultrasound scans to all


Previous Conferences:

2016 – A BIG THANK YOU to all presenters for allowing us to share their presentations from the Conference, some of which are available to download on the links below.

Please Note: Some of our speakers have chosen not to upload their presentations due to data protection issues or the sensitive nature of the content.

Powerpoint Presentations:

Video Presentations: