About this event

  • Date and time Wed 17 Jun 2020 from 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Palliative Care

Join The Lancet Commission and a multidisciplinary host of speakers at this wide-ranging exploration on the relationship we have with death and dying today.

This is the first time the Lancet has commissioned a report on this subject. With a global focus, this meeting will enlighten how medicine and the wider society may build a healthier relationship with death.

Meeting objectives:

  • To appreciate the current relationship society and healthcare have with death and dying
  • To understand global variations and the philosophical, economic and relational aspects to death and dying
  • To learn about how individuals, communities, health care services and society can begin to move forward and revalue death

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Tickets

Early bird pricing available until 17 April 2020.

Member

RSM Fellow
Day 1
£95.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)
RSM Associate
Day 1
£55.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1
£55.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)
RSM Trainee
Day 1
£55.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)
RSM Student
Day 1
£30.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)

Non - Member

Consultant / GP
Day 1
£150.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)
Non Healthcare Professional
Day 1
£95.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1
£75.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)
Trainee
Day 1
£75.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)
Student
Day 1
£45.00 Meeting
£5.00 Breakfast masterclass
(optional)

Key speakers

Dr. M. R. Rajagopal

Professor Dr. M. R. Rajagopal

Palliative care physician, founder chairman of Pallium India, Kerala, India

Speaker's biography

He is the founder chairman of Pallium India, a palliative care non-governmental organisation based in Kerala, India. He is often referred to as the 'father of palliative care in India' in honour of his significant contribution to the palliative care scene in India. Rajagopal's advocacy has contributed to amendment of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of India in 2014 and in its implementation—a critical step in reducing needless suffering and allowing millions to access pain relief. He has had a film made about his life (Experiments in Gently Shaking the World) and has been given numerous international awards in recognition of his activism.

Agenda

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Breakfast masterclass - trainees only

Professor Rajagopal, Palliative Care Physician, India

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one

Introduction

Mr Richard Smith, Chairman, Point of Care Foundation

Why death?

Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

The role of communities

Professor Rajagopal

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Economic perspectives

Dr Eric Finkelstein, Duke Global Health Institute

The Lancet Commission on palliative care

Dr Felicia Knaul, Professor, University of Miami

Panel discussion
Lunch

Session two

Introduction

Dr Libby Sallnow, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, St Christopher’s Hospice

The Lancet Commission on the value of life

Speaker to be confirmed

To be confirmed
Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Comedy

Mr Brian Smith

Concluding remarks
Close of meeting

Location

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