Series date: 
07/01/2021 - 7:00am CDT to 06/30/2022 - 4:00pm CDT

Please check the individual session for location or broadcast availability.  



Series Director

Michael E. Speer, MD

Target Audience and Needs

Physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals involved in neonatal palliative care services need to be regularly updated with evidence-based practices and guidelines for managing patient symptoms as well as the psychosocial and other needs of caregivers. The series also aims to increase knowledge of the learners and to improve their skills in guiding family decision making, in discussing advanced care planning, and in providing culturally appropriate care.

Educational Methods

Educational methods will include lectures, case presentations, literature review, and panel discussion.


At the conclusion of the sessions, the participants should be able to:

  • Apply a palliative care approach for a patient with a life-threatening/limiting diagnoses or a congenital deformity.
  • Communicate with family members about realistic expectations based on prognosis, especially when the neonate’s condition worsens despite maximal therapy.
  • Identify the major issues associated with the goals and decisions in palliative care for an individual patient.
  • Implement evidence-based/best practices for family-based care in the areas of conflict resolution, advance care planning, and culturally appropriate care.


Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Series Coordinator 

Maria “Yvette” Lopez

Series location: 
Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
United States


Session Date
Perinatal Pediatric Advanced Care Team 101 09/07/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
A Case for Palliative Care: Lessons Learned 10/05/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
CANCELLED: Perinatal Palliative Care: Evidence-Informed Practice 11/02/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
Perinatal Palliative Care: Evidence-Informed Practice 12/07/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
Complex Chronic Conditions: A NICU Perspective 02/01/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
Time Until Umbilical Cord Clamping: What Really Matters 02/08/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
Congenital Heart Disease and Palliative Care 04/05/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
Perinatal Pain and Palliative Care 06/07/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT