Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

News and Announcements

Read the latest news from the Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care Program. The links below take you to articles about palliative care and news on the achievements of our faculty and leadership, as well as announcements about upcoming training.

  • EPEC-Pediatrics, India.

    In collaboration with Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre, Josh Hauser, Jeff Klick, Kathleen Perko and Lee Ann Pederson recently affiliated an EPEC-Pediatrics conference in Pune, India ( More than 70 physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals attended. Co-facilitating were three EPEC-trained Indian physicians, Naveen Salins, Mary Ann Muckaden and Manjiri Dighe.

  • EPEC-Neurology Kickoff Event

    Under the leadership of Benzi Kluger, MD of the University of Colorado, EPEC-Neurology recently had its kickoff meeting in Chicago. Initially developed as part of an R01 funded trial of usual care vs. usual care + palliative care for patients with Parkinson’s Disease (“More Than a Movement Disorder,” PI: Benzi Kluger), EPEC-Neurology will be a full adaptation of the EPEC curriculum for neurologists and others who care for patients with advanced neurologic diseases.

  • EPEC-Pediatrics Held Conference
    EPEC-Pediatrics held a Become an EPEC-Pediatrics Trainer conference and Professional Development Workshop (PDW) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 40 people from the US and several other countries attended the Become a Trainer conference and 18 attended the PDW.
  • Dr. Tammie Quest Named Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    EPEC-EM Director Tammie E. Quest was named an AAHPM Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. For its 30th anniversary in 2018, AAHPM sought to recognize 30 more individuals who had made impactful contributions. Nearly 150 individuals were nominated and more than 6,500 votes were cast. 

    Many common themes emerged in praise of the nominees - mentor, leader, big thinker. They were cited for their innovation, meaningful contributions, extraordinary vision and inspirational leadership. Among the 30 were early pioneers and trailblzers, as well as young innovators representing the new generation of Visionaries taking the profession into the future.

  • EPEC-Surgery: Coleman Funding
    EPEC received funding from the Coleman Foundation to begin to develop EPEC-Surgery, a curriculum on palliative care for surgeons. Co-led by Dr. Pringl Miller and Dr. Joshua Hauser, this project will create four modules of topics in surgical palliative care in the project’s first year. In year 2 of the project, we will teach the curriculum at several Chicago-area hospitals.
  • EPEC-Pediatrics India
    In collaboration with the annual meeting of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON;, EPEC-Pediatrics recently held a training in Coimbatore, India. Facilitators Stacey Remke, Jody Chrastek, Leanne Pederson, Karen Bycroft, Naveen Salins, MaryAnne Muckaden and Joshua Hauser taught a group of 55 physicians, nurses, social workers and pharmacists from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Egypt and Kuwait.