About the Conference

Welcome to the website of the Third International Children’s Palliative Care Conference; “Short Lives, Making a Difference”. This year’s conference 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 of 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.


logo 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.

All of us involved in organising and presenting at this conference hope that you can join us in Farmleigh House on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of November.
We look forward to meeting you then.
Dr Maeve O’Reilly & Saundra Nolan
Joint Chairs Organising Committee




Who should attend?

Clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students, chaplains, carers and everyone in the healthcare environment  with a passion for children’s palliative care. Presentations are specifically tailored to support the development and knowledge of Health Care Professionals.

Will I receive accreditation for Continuing Professional Development?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation will be sought from the following:

NMBI – Category 1  Approval – 10 CEU’s

ICGP – Recognised for 7.5 Points

All conference and seminar participants will receive a certificate of attendance in line with the guidelines set out by your professional body or institute and a register of attendance will be taken each day.

With author’s permission conference presentations will be available for download after the conference.