About this event

  • Date and time Mon 14 Oct 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Palliative Care, Marie Curie

Note: Marie Curie delegates should select the ‘Industry professional’ rate only

This conference will highlight relevant research into hospice care and support the translation of research findings into practice.

This year, we are focusing on the future of hospice care in the UK, exploring the current research in hospice service provision and how health care professionals think that hospice could be best used to match this. What might hospices look like in 20 years’ time?  

Join us to:

  • Explore current research in hospice service provision with an emphasis on alternatives to the traditional inpatient unit 
  • Review how health care professionals think hospices can be best used? 
  • Review dementia representation – is a hospice the correct setting for thitype of patient, or could we take the model of hospice care to their homes and care homes?
  • Know about the current research taking place that investigates hospice service provision beyond the hospice inpatient unit 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how non-cancer diseases might require different models of care, and how hospice care could be tailored to meet those needs 
  • Begin to describe a vision of what hospice care may look like in 20 years’ time 

Palliative Care Section: Call for abstracts – Future directions of hospice care: IPU or ITU?

Submission deadline

Monday 15 July 2019

Meeting date

Monday 14 October 2019

Application guidelines

Abstracts of no more than 250 words for oral and/or poster presentation are welcomed on research in palliative and end of life care. The submission must be anonymous; it should not include headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions.

Whilst abstracts relevant to the meeting topic are more likely to be chosen for oral presentation, we welcome submissions on any subject in palliative and end of life care.

Apply here


*Below agenda is subject to change


Earlybird pricing available until 26 August 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£75.00 £60.00 £60.00 £60.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student Industry Professional
£125.00 £100.00 £100.00 £50.00 £0.00

Key speakers

Professor Fliss Murtagh

Professor of Palliative Care and Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, and Academic Training Programme Director – North & East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire 

Dr Liz Sampson

Reader, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department University College London

Dr Pia Amsler

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Saint Francis Hospice Romford


Agenda 14 October 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Viv Lucas, President, Palliative Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Matthew Reed, Chief Executive, Marie Curie

Professor Fliss Murtagh, Professor of Palliative Care and Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Centre, University of Hull

Dr Pia Amsler, Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Isabel Hospice

Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

Lightning presentations
Susie Wilkinson award and previous winner presentation
Panel discussion

Poster viewing

Lightning presentations

Dr Liz Sampson, Clinical Reader, Division of Psychiatry, University College London and Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry, North Middlesex University Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

Professor Mike Bennett, St. Gemma's Professor of Palliative Medicine and Director, Academic Unit of Palliative Care, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

Panel discussion
Joanna Mugridge prize presentation and summary
Close of meeting


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