Evidence and impact


Monday 17 December 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Palliative Care Section


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about this event

With an increasingly ageing and multi-morbid population, research in the field of Palliative medicine is evermore vital to ensure the experience of patients with life limiting conditions is improved.  

Attitudes to research and inclusion patients with life limiting conditions have developed from a paternalistic to collaborative approach. This is an exciting time to get into research in Palliative Medicine. 

This meeting provides an opportunity to present research and quality improvement projects and share ideas with likeminded budding researchers and experienced researchers alike. There will be opportunities to get advice on getting into research and network with enthusiastic researchers from all over the UK. 

Key speakers

Dr Sophie Pask

Dr Pask will be speaking on researching and managing complexity in palliative care. Dr Pask will link with findings from her recent publication “A framework for complexity in palliative care: A qualitative study with patients, family carers and professionals ”. 

Dr Libby Salnow

Consultant in Palliative medicine, Dr Libby Salnow will talk about public health and Palliative care contexts. She will discuss her research surrounding public health and Palliative medicine and its broader implications.  

What will I learn?

  • You will learn to understand the relationship of public health research to Palliative Medicine 
  • Develop an understanding of complexity in Palliative medicine from patient and stakeholder perspective 
  • Identify key opportunities and challenges for research in context of Palliative Medicine 
  • Establish a practical framework to developing own research 
  • Present research and quality improvement projects

Who will this event be of interest to?

Trainees, junior doctors and senior clinicians interested will learn more about how to get involved with research.  

Bursary places

We have a limited number of bursary places available for Students and Trainees. Please email palliative@rsm.ac.uk to secure your place.


9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

9.35 am

Understanding the factors associated with patients with dementia achieving their preferred place of death: a retrospective cohort study

Natasha Wiggins

10.15 am

Question and answer session

10.20 am

Palliative Care in the Emergency Department: can more be done to prevent acute hospital admissions?

Ms Rachel Prichard

10.40 am

Question and answer session

10.45 am

Tea and coffee break

11.05 am

Complexity in Palliative care

Ms Sophie Pask, PhD student, University of Hull

11.45 am

Question and answer session

11.55 am

Evaluation of joint working between the renal and palliative care teams in an acute hospital at East London

Aiman Entwistle

12.15 pm

Question and answer session



1.20 pm

The experiences of consultant paediatricians involved in end-of-life care for children with a palliative diagnosis- a qualitative interview study

Ms Lisa Pullen

1.35 pm

Question and answer session

1.40 pm

The value of integrated academic approaches to research

Dr Libby Sallnow and Dr Sarah Yardley

2.10 pm

Question and answer session

2.20 pm

Clinical academic journey

Dr Libby Sallnow and Dr Sarah Yardley

2.50 pm

Panel discussion /Question and answer session

3.15 pm

Presentation of prizes

3.25 pm

Closing remarks

3.30 pm

Drinks reception

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For information on this event, contact Annie GrantTel: 02072903941 Email: events@rsm.ac.uk arrow