The 8th International Cardiff Conference on Paediatric Palliative Care will take place from 26 - 28 July 2017.


Read the latest news in children's palliative care from around the world.


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The countdown has begun. We look forward to welcome you in warm and sunny Durban, South Africa in May 2018.


Membership of ICPCN is open to individuals and organisations working in the field of children's palliative care. Organisations are listed on our website.


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Palliative care at the 70th World Health Assembly

Kate Jackson reports from Geneva 25 May 2017 A palliative care delegation, including representatives from the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), the Pain and Policy Studies Group at the University of Wisconsin, and the Rwanda Palliative Care and […]

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge expresses her support for UK’s Children’s Hospice Week

The Duchess, as Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), has seen first-hand the remarkable work that children’s hospice services like EACH provide for children and families – helping families to make the most of every precious moment. In the message The Duchess asks everyone to join her this Children’s Hospice Week, to celebrate […]

Perinatal Pathway for Babies with Palliative Care Needs – a vital new resource from UK charity

Last week the UK Charity, Together for Short Lives, launched a vital resource for babies expected to have very short lives - The Perinatal Pathway for Babies with Palliative Care Needs.The pathway has been developed by Together for Short Lives with expert input from leading ethicists and clinicians working across obstetrics, antenatal and neonatal care, and […]

Crossing borders for children’s palliative care

Joan Marston reports on the ICPCN training of healthcare workers in Lesotho and a series of visits these trainees have made across the border to Sunflower Children’s Hospice in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In January a team from the ICPCN spent a week in Maseru, Lesotho , teaching children’s palliative care to a group of 26 […]