Series date: 
07/01/2022 - 7:00am CDT to 06/30/2023 - 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 who specialize in neonatal palliative care need to receive regular updates on evidence-based practices and guidelines for managing pain and other symptoms in neonates with life-threatening or life-limiting medical conditions.  Experts will review complex cases as an impetus for discussion of team-based neonatal palliative care and of how to care for the needs of family members.  The series aims to expand the knowledge of learners and to improve their skills in guiding family decision-making, discussing advance care planning, and providing neonatal care that meets the social, cultural, and spiritual needs of family members in the end-of-life setting.

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 in managing a neonate with a congenital deformity or a life-threatening or life-limiting diagnosis.
  • 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 palliative care decisions and goals for an individual neonate.
  • Implement evidence-based or best practices for family-based care in the areas of conflict resolution, advance care planning, and culturally appropriate care in the end-of-life setting.


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