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.


Find links and information on events and conferences relevant to CPC around the world.


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.


Our annual #HatsOn4CPC day falls on Friday 13 October this year. We hope you will join us to raise awareness around the world.


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A visit with Mohamed – a new ICPCN blog by Sophie Kieffer

Sophie Kieffer is a passionate advocate for paediatric palliative care who has spent time visiting different successful paediatric palliative care programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa. She has also volunteered in similar work in South America, Nepal, and Israel. In this blog written for ICPCN she describes a visit to Mohamed Bzeek, a man who has made […]

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day theme announced – Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind!

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