PPC2017

8th International Cardiff Conference on
Paediatric Palliative Care
26th - 28th July 2017

“Worlds apart: culture and context in caring for the whole child”

The claim of children’s palliative care is that we will care for the child ‘holistically’. 

In practice, when we talk about holism we mean many different things. It is an acknowledgement that the child’s existence is complex; that it is more than the physical and includes the spiritual and psychosocial, and that the child’s illness is not separable from the child him or herself.  It expresses a commitment that in palliative care we are going to try and remember all these dimensions when it comes to caring for each individual child and family. Because if we are committed to an idea of holism, we are also committed to an idea of compassion that requires us to consider each child as though in that moment she were the only child.

A society’s culture – the way it thinks about children in general and dying in general – therefore has a profound impact on the way we can care for each child and family. The more we try to consider the child’s needs multi-dimensionally, outside the traditional medical model, the more relevant culture and society become.

This year we will consider the challenge of providing the same standard of care for children and their families in countries across the world, in the face of cultural contexts that can be vastly different in the way they understand medicine, dying, palliative care, ideas of family – and even the way they think of and value children themselves. 

CONFERENCE FEES – Before 4th June 2017

Please note that the conference dinner is an optional selection and not included in any registration fee.

Full Conference Fee Full 3 days *   £289.00
Day Conference Fee Wednesday 26th July 2017 £232.00
Day Conference Fee Thursday 27th July 2017 £232.00
Day Conference Fee Friday 28th July 2017 £212.00
Evening Reception Fee Wednesday 26th July 2017 £19.00 (not included in the day fees)
Conference Dinner Thursday 27th July 2017 £42.00 (not included in any fees)



CONFERENCE FEES – From 5th June 2017 to 14th July 2017

Please note that the conference dinner is an optional selection and not included in any registration fee.

Full Conference Fee Full 3 days *   £310.00
Day Conference Fee Wednesday 26th July 2017 £235.00
Day Conference Fee Thursday 27th July 2017 £235.00
Day Conference Fee Friday 28th July 2017 £215.00
Evening Reception Fee Wednesday 26th July 2017 £21.00 (not included in the day fees)
Conference Dinner Thursday 27th July 2017 £47.00 (not included in any fees)

* This includes the reception on Wednesday 26th July 2017

The deadline date for booking is 14th July 2017.

Please note that accommodation is not included in the conference fee. A link to book accommodation at Cardiff University is available here.

Cancellation Fees
We are able to refund delegate fees in the event of cancellation in accordance with the following scale:

One month before event 50% of the fee
Two weeks before the event 25% of the fee
After this time we will not be able to offer a refund.

In exceptional circumstances an invoice for fees can be requested.




Evening reception fee - Only select this if you are a day delegate on Wednesday 26th July 2017 and would like to attend

Conference dinner fee - Additional cost for all packages