2019 Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium Full Schedule

Wednesday, November 20

12:00 pm | Registration, mix and mingle

12:30 pm | Welcome from Crescent Cove

12:50 pm | Improvisation and Navigation in Pediatric Palliative Care

Moderator: Ted Bowman


  • Jazz Musician Performances | Spencer Miller, DMA and Brenton Haack, MA, MT-BC
  • Music Therapy Assessment | Jacob Uban, MA, MT-BC
  • Parent Perspective | Dannell Shu, Mother
  • Clinician Perspective | Kathryn Koehne, DNP, RN, Allie Miller, RN, and Kimara Gustafson, MD

2:30 pm | Break

2:45 pm | The Rich History of Music Therapy

Speaker: Roberta Kagin, PhD, MT-BC

3:15 pm | Finding Harmony

Insights into the Roll of Culture & Communities of Faith for Pediatric Palliative Care

Moderator: Jim Rice, PhD

Panel Members:

  • Atum Azzahir, Cultural Wellness Center
  • Frank Bennett, University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing
  • Samreen Vora, MD, Children's Minnesota
  • Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, Temple Israel

4:15 pm | Wrap-Up from Day One

Thursday, November 21

8:00 am | Wake-Up Calls

Coffee & light breakfast provided

8:30 am | Songs for Living

Music Therapy in Pediatric Palliative Care

Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC

Songs accompany us and tell the stories of our lives. They have a powerful influence on our bodies, thinking, memory, emotions, social interactions, and spirituality. Because of this, songs are used to address clinical goals in music therapy in many ways through singing, listening, composing, and improvising. Using lecture, video, case examples, and music experiences, the role of songs in pediatric palliative care will be highlighted.

10:00 am | Break

10:20 am | Music Medicine

Self-Care Through Sound

Keynote Speaker: Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC

This session will feature the practice of the four elements of music medicine and music therapy for self-care and healing. These elements are shown to reduce burnout no matter the musical preference, as all people can feel the elements of sound and music.

11:40 am | Table Discussions

What We Have Learned

12:00 pm | Wrap-Up from Day Two

Sharing and Closing Remarks