MidAtlantic Neonatology Associates is a group of neonatologists, advanced neonatal practitioners and physician assistants dedicated to providing exemplary neonatal intensive care.

The Human Journey: Lessons in Neonatal Palliative Care

Wednesday June 8th, 2016

Infants suffering serious and life-limiting illness, and their families, need guidance and compassion from health care professionals. 

This intensive 8-hour symposium on neonatal palliative care will feature lectures and discussions about the latest clinical and ethical information in the field.  Symposium attendees will build skills and confidence for working with seriously-ill and dying infants and their families.  We will also introduce ways for caregivers to cope with their own needs and feelings.

Conference Flyer and Schedule

Invited Speakers:

  • John Lantos, MD
    Director, Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center
  • Elvira Parravicini, MD
    Director, Neonatal Comfort Care, Columbia Presbyterian
  • Barbara Keith
    Founder, Joan’s Reach
  • Sharon Kelly, LCSW
    Social Worker, Atlantic Health System
  • Elias Ortega-Aponte, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Afro-Latino Religions &
    Cultural Studies, Drew University


Register Online

Non-AHS Physicians: $100

Non-AHS employees: $50


Specific Topics

Ethics in the identification of candidates for comfort care
The multidisciplinary approach to the care of infants with life-limiting conditions
Care for the caregiver
Parental experiences
Cultural diversity at the end of life