About this event

  • Date and time Mon 17 Dec 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Palliative Care

With an increasingly ageing and multi-morbid population, research in the field of Palliative medicine is ever more 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 a 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 like-minded 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. 

What will I learn?

  • You will learn to understand the relationship between public health research and Palliative Medicine 
  • Develop an understanding of complexity in Palliative medicine from patient and stakeholder perspective 
  • Identify key opportunities and challenges for research in the 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.  

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.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

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

Natasha Wiggins

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

Ms Rachel Prichard

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Complexity in Palliative care

Ms Sophie Pask, PhD student, University of Hull

Question and answer session

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

Aiman Entwistle

Question and answer session

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

Ms Lisa Pullen

Question and answer session
The value of integrated academic approaches to research

Dr Libby Sallnow and Dr Sarah Yardley

Question and answer session
Clinical academic journey

Dr Libby Sallnow and Dr Sarah Yardley

Panel discussion /Question and answer session
Presentation of prizes
Closing remarks
Drinks reception


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