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  • Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 19, 2021@ 10:00 am 2021-11-19 10:00:00 2021-11-19 10:00:00 America/Chicago Crescent Cove 7th annual Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium Information: https://crescentcove.org/news-events/events/2021symposium/
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7th Annual Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium

The Place and Power of Stories in Palliative Care

Friday, November 19, 2021 | 10 am: Live Q&A, 11 am: Breakout Discussions

Stories evoke stories! To elicit and invite stories from families and caregivers in a pediatric palliative care and hospice setting can be empowering and informative for all involved.
For this symposium, participants will explore the power of stories and the multiple ways in which stories can be voiced. Memoirs, poetry, music and lyrics, blogs, interviews, photos, videos, letter writing and other creative expressions are some of the ways important voices can be heard to inform care of self and others in palliative care.

It is hoped by the conclusion of the symposium participants will have gained more clarity about how and what they can do to elicit and invite the wisdom from the stories of others.

At the end of this symposium, participants will:

  1. Acquire knowledge of the use and effects of stories in enhancing expression, coping, and self-care for those experiencing or having experienced the illness and/or loss of a child.
  2. Identify the various means through which stories can be expressed, i.e., narrative, poetry, music, blogs, interviews, letter writing, and so forth.
  3. Acquire knowledge of ways to elicit and invite stories of others.


The $25/Ticket includes*:

  • A link to view the full symposium will be available beginning Thursday, October 28, 2021 to be watched anytime.
  • An invitation to join an LIVE online Q&A and breakout sessions with the symposium speakers on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 10 am - 12 pm CST.

Register online by Monday, November 15 by clicking the button to the left or contact Karla Vaughan at info@crescentcove.org or 952.426.4711 x2. 

Speakers | Click here to read bios of our speakers

Barbara Altounyan | The Hospice Biographers
Ted Bowman | Grief Educator and Counselor
Emily Gold | Parent, Poet
Jeannie Goodspeed, MD | Parent, Author, Pediatrician
Ann Marie Grocholski | AMG Photography
Liz Hanvey | Children's Hospices England
Susan Kerber | CaringBridge
Andrea Linaman, RN | Crescent Cove
Blyth Lord | Courageous Parent Network
Jake Uban | Alliance Music Therapy


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) through the joint providership of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Crescent Cove. Gillette Children’s is accredited by the MMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Gillette designates this “other” activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

This activity is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 5.5 contact hours. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if this program meets Minnesota Board of Nursing rules relating to mandatory continuing education provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act.  

This activity is worth a maximum of 5.5 clock hours. It is the responsibility of the individual to determine if this activity meets their professional requirements for continuing education credit.

To receive credit for participating in this activity, attendees must complete the online attestation/evaluation form. 


Planning committee members and presenters have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Symposium Planning Committee

Elaine Allen
Ted Bowman
Dr. Cheryl Dileo
Dr. Jeannie Goodspeed
Katie Lindenfelser
Kathryn Koehne, DNP
Dr. Jim Rice
*All tickets purchased up to September 3 will be honored for the new virtual format.