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Webinar: Perinatal Palliative Care. Foundations & Experiences

Perinatal palliative care is a recent and growing area of prenatal and neonatal medicine, which aims to accompany the newborn with an incurable or life-threatening condition, and its parents, before and after birth. The webinar, through the involvement of leading international experts, will explore the medical, ethical and cultural prerequisites of perinatal palliative care and, through the presentation of international experiences, offer an in-depth look at important aspects of the care process.


I session – Perinatal Palliative Care: Foundation

Chairs: Prof. Daniele De Luca (Paris); Dr. Nunziata Comoretto (Pontifical Academy for Life)

02:00 – PPC: Gynecological perspective
Byron CALHOUN – Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, West Virginia University, Charleston (USA)

02:20 – PPC: Neonatological perspective
Brian CARTER – Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Dept. of Medical Humanities & Bioethics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine (USA)

02:40 – Promoting a culture of accompaniment through PPC
Giuseppe NOIA – Director Perinatal Hospice – Centre for Prenatal and Postnatal Palliative Care “S. Madre Teresa di Calcutta”, Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli Foundation, Rome (Italy)

03:00 – Written questions in Chat

03:30 – Break

II Session – Perinatal Palliative Care: Experiences

Chairs: Prof. Giuseppe Noia (Italy); Rev. Renzo Pegoraro (Vatican City)

03:45 – An international overview of PPC development
Elvira PARRAVICINI – Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (USA)

04:05 – Supporting grieving families
Ana Martin ANCEL – Neonatologist, SJD Barcelona Children´s Hospital (Spain)

04:15 – PPC: Educational perspective
Joana MENDES – Adjunct Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Health, Nursing School of Lisbon (Portugal)

04:25 – From PPC to paediatric PC
Anna ZANIN – Palliative Care and Pain Service, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health – University of Padua (Italy)

04:35 – Written questions in Chat

05:00 – Conclusion

Practical information

For registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TKldaxncRNi0y_sQO3siyg

Simultaneous translation into: Italian, English, French, Spanish