About this event

  • Date and time Mon 16 Dec 2019 from 9:00am to 3:40pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Palliative Care

Join us as we present palliative care research and quality improvement projects, helping you to establish a practical framework to develop your own research. This event will benefit trainees, junior doctors and senior clinicians who want to learn more about how to get involved with research.

Palliative Medicine has changed considerably; one of the most fundamental changes is the volume of research activities to support practice and influence policy.

With an increasingly ageing and multi-morbid population, research in the field of palliative medicine is 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 - now is an exciting time to get into research in Palliative Medicine.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of research methodology and careers opportunities in academic Palliative medicine 
  • Identify key opportunities and challenges for research in the context of Palliative Medicine
  • Learn about current research topics in Palliative Medicine

A limited number of bursary places are available for this meeting. Please contact palliative@rsm.ac.uk to apply for a place, including your reason for applying.


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
What are the views of palliative care healthcare professionals on supporting patients with palliative care needs whilst experiencing homelessness? A mixed-methods analysis.

Hannah Field

Perspectives of prison healthcare staff on the provision of palliative and end of life care in Scottish prisons

Dr Kirsty Tolmie, Palliative Care, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

It doesn’t need to be rocket science to change practice

Professor Simon Noble, Palliative Care Consultant, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Question and answer session
Facilitating and inhibiting factors in Advance Care Planning initiation with people with dementia: A narrative review

Tharin Penwan

Using artificial neural networks to predict patient prognosis in critical care in order to improve access to palliative care

Dominic Ng


Poster viewing

Perceptions about the 'compassionate community' approach: A qualitative study exploring the views of General Practitioners

Elizabeth Abbey

Pursuing a clinical academic career in palliative medicine

Dr Lesley Henson, Consultant and Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Care, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

Prize presentation
Closing remarks


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