Ireland’s 4th International Children’s
Palliative Care Conference:

Contemporary Challenges in the Care of Children with Complex and Palliative Care Needs
An Interdisciplinary Conference

Thursday 21st - Friday 22nd November 2019

National University of Ireland Galway


About the Conference

Welcome to the website of the Fourth Collaborative International Children’s Palliative Care Conference; “Contemporary Challenges in the Care of Children with Complex and Palliative Care Needs ”.

This year’s conference is building on the success of the previous three conferences and promises a packed programme with internationally acclaimed speakers covering areas such as symptom management in children with severe neurological impairment, the transition from hospital to home and into adulthood.

We are very grateful to all our partners whose support has made the conference possible. As in previous years, this conference is a collaboration between statutory and voluntary organisations across the Island of Ireland, including LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, the Jack and Jill Foundation, Irish Hospice Foundation, The Northern Ireland Hospice, the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care,  the Health Service Executive, The Irish Association of Palliative Care, 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, the tree is a very fitting symbol for children’s palliative care. Reflecting the collaborative nature of this conference, the leaf colors depicted on the Tree of Knowledge are reflective of the logo colors of each of the ten organizations involved.

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.