About this event

  • Date and time Mon 10 May 2021 from 12:30pm to 5:40pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences, Palliative Care

This event will explore how healthcare professionals can better manage the large group of patients who have neurological disorders at the end of life. 

Delegates will be updated on current ideas on symptom management in Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

These patient palliative care needs differ from other patient groups and can be complex. There are a number of initiatives that have been developed including novel tools and rating scales that will be discussed and examined. 

Speakers from palliative and neurological backgrounds will present on their areas of expertise in what promises to be an interesting educational day providing pragmatic clinical help for clinicians. 

Event topics to be covered:

  • The palliative and end-of-life needs of patients with common neurological illnesses
  • Detail certain symptoms patients with movement disorders, stroke, multiple sclerosis and stroke may experience and how these might be managed 
  • Treatment options when neurological difficulties (e.g. seizures) occur at the end of life 
  • Share research insights and their practical applicability for advance care planning 
  • New tools to assess neurological patients near the end of life 
  • Techniques for approaching these topics in consultations 

This is an in-person event that will take place at The Royal Society of Medicine. There is also a live stream of this event you can book and watch online.

Please note the agenda shown below is a provisional programme and may change due to speaker work requirements during the pandemic. The final programme will be confirmed nearer the event date.

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction 
What is palliative in Parkinson's disease?

Dr Dominic Paviour, Consultant Neurologist, St George's Hospital, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The impacts on family and patient

Catherine Parry, Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist, St George’s Hospital, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Tea and coffee break
Multiple sclerosis advanced care planning

Emma Nicholas, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Trinity Hospice

Multiple sclerosis symptom management

Amy Kingston, Consultant, Palliative Medicine, Royal Trinity Hospice 

Using evidence to inform good care in stroke

Eileen Cowey, Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Health Care School, University of Glasgow

Palliative aspects of care in neurological disorders - what can realistically be achieved in a busy clinic?

Dr Peter Foley, Consultant Neurologist, NHS Lothian

Tea and coffee break
Case presentation of end of life seizures

Debbie Swann, Consultant Palliative Care, St Christopher's Hospice

Managing seizures terminally

Dr Lina Nashef, Consultant Neurologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Panel discussion
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this event will close at 12:00am (midnight) on Sunday 9 May 2021. 
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