J Downing, S Fowler-Kerry, S Boucher

International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 19, Iss. 1, 25 Jan 2013, pp 47

It was with great anticipation that over 300 professionals working in children's palliative care (CPC) across Europe and beyond met together from 28 to 30 November 2012 for the first European Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care. The number of conference participants was double what the organisers had expected and there were still many who had to be turned away-a testament to the need for knowledge about CPC. Held in the magnificent surroundings of the Acquario Romana, the congress attracted participants with a wide range of professional backgrounds and experience.

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