Next-Level Perinatal/Neonatal Comfort Care Training

Creating an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Plan for Each Baby and Their Family
9:00 am
5:00 pm
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Elvira Parravicini, MD; Brian Carter, MD; Charlotte Wool, PhD, RN; and others
Elvira Parravicini, MD, Columbia University; Brian Carter, MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine; Charlotte Wool, PhD, RN, York College of Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Columbia University Comfort Care Program
Open to the Public

The Next-Level Comfort Care Training is a three-day intensive training of seminars and hands-on activity sessions to provide an overview of the methods, elements, and strategies needed to create a comprehensive palliative care plan for the entire perinatal team.

This three-day training is designed for the entire perinatal team: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other allied health professionals practicing in the perinatal arena (obstetric and neonatology) interested in improving the practice of perinatal palliative care, both nationally and internationally. Health professionals at all career stages are welcome to attend.

Training will cover virtually all aspects of perinatal palliative care, including information about the successful experiences of the Neonatal Comfort Care Program in providing perinatal palliative care for over a decade at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). Faculty will discuss evidence-based rationale, practical aspects and strategies for implementing and applying aspects of the CUIMC to provide support for families and achieve a state of comfort for newborns with limiting or life-threatening conditions. Training format includes didactic presentations, practical applications, hands-on training, case studies, role-play, videos, and Q & A sessions. 

This course has been approved for CME credits. CNE pending.

Accreditation Statement: The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Capacity is limited. 

- Paid Registration required to attend:
- More information about course objectives, registration deadlines, fees, and logistics:
- Email us at Columbia.ComfortCare [at]


Abby Welbourn