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3rd Family Centered Care Symposium

Date: November 20, 2021 - November 20, 2021 Address: Live Webinar

FCC emerging stronger after the COVID19 pandemic

This third 'Family Centered Care' symposium is an initiative of Ronald McDonald House Charities Curacao.

RMHC Curaçao aspires to bring awareness to the importance of delivering care that is family centered. With these series of conferences on FCC, RMHC Curaçao brings together stakeholders and partners to open a collaborative dialogue around the current state as well as the future of this crucial aspect of quality medical care that supports families throughout their child’s healthcare journey. RMHC Curaçao ultimately strives to have families integrated in all hospital and pediatric healthcare decision making.



09:30 – 09:35

Welcome and introduction

  • Dr. Shirley Lo-A-Njoe, MD, Curaçao
  • Micha vd Vorst, MSc, Curaçao
09:35 – 09:40

Opening by RMHC Curaçao

  • Mrs. Claudia Rigaud, Executive Director RMHC Curaçao 
09:40 – 09:55

Family Centered Care at the heart of healthcare for children

  • Prof. Linda Franck, RN, PhD, FRCPCH, FAAN, San Francisco USA
09:55 – 10:25 Living in the Covid-19 generation: Impact and improvement FCC in the NICU of Curaçao Medical Center

  • Naijla Duque, MD, Curaçao
  • Michael Mitchell, Head nurse NICU CMC, Curaçao

10:35 – 10:50 

Coffee Break
10.50 – 11:05

Testimonial to discuss the family experience during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Mrs. Hester Versleyen (Parent testimonial), St. Maarten
11:05 – 11:55 FCC and mental health as a result of Covid-19

  • Rodney Stewart, Neuropsychologist, Curaçao 
  • Yithza Davelaar, Grief Recovery Specialist, Curaçao 
12:05 – 12:50 Lunch Break


3rd Family Centered Care Symposium


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