About this event

  • Date and time Mon 13 Dec 2021 from 9:30am to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Palliative Care

This special annual meeting, this year in webinar form, will stimulate and inspire junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals about the role of research in palliative care. The Palliative Care Section: Evidence and Impact Research Prize and the George Adams Prize will also be given at this meeting. Please scroll down for more information on how to apply.

The webinar will showcase master’s level research and quality improvement projects, discuss the challenges and opportunities for research in palliative care and provide an opportunity for aspiring researchers to network with peers, academics and clinicians. All with the aim of building the next generation of researchers in palliative care.

Learning objectives include:

  • Develop an understanding of research methodologies and careers opportunities in academic palliative care 
  • Identify key opportunities and challenges for research in the context of palliative care
  • Learn about current research topics in palliative care

Join us for an unmissable chance to network and connect with fellow researchers. An interactive meeting room will give participants the opportunity to create a new network for palliative care peers and clinicians. 

For this meeting, the Palliative Care Section is pleased to be able to offer 10 bursary places to trainees and junior doctors working in palliative care or related fields. These will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be claimed by emailing palliative@rsm.ac.uk or calling 020 7290 2991.

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Key speakers

Professor Stephen Barclay

Associate Professor of Palliative Care and General Practice, Cambridge University and Honorary Professor, University of East Anglia

Speaker's biography

Professor Stephen Barclay is Associate Professor of Palliative Care and General Practice at Cambridge University and Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia. He leads the Cambridge Palliative and End of Life Care Group and the teaching of Palliative Care in the Cambridge Medical School. He will talk about the range of pathways for clinicians to undertake research, the highs and lows of a clinical academic career and examples of some of his research over recent years.


View the programme

Attendees able to join

Attendees will be able to enter the webinar at 9:20am for a prompt welcome and introduction at 9:30am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Libby Sallnow, President, Palliative Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Oral prize presentation one

Dr Amelia Cook 

Oral prize presentation two

Dr Jolomi Arowolo, Staff Grade, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice 


Oral prize presentation three

Dr Philippa McFarlane 

Break and poster viewing one

Chair: Dr Catherine Evans, Professor of Palliative Care and Honorary Nurse Consultant

Oral prize presentation four

Dr Constantina Pitsillides, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals 

Oral prize presentation five

Dr Donna Wakefield, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust 

Oral prize presentation six

Dr Annabelle Mondon-Ballantyne, MSc student, Homerton University Hospital, Kings College London 

Break and poster viewing two

Chair: Dr Libby Sallnow 

George Adams Prize award and presentation

Elizabeth Timperley, Final year medical student, University of Southampton 


Keynote speaker

Professor Stephen Barclay, Associate Professor of Palliative Care and General Practice at Cambridge University and Honorary Professor, University of East Anglia

Chair: Dr Catherine Evans 

Questions and answers session
Announcement of prize winners

Professor Stephen Barclay and Dr Libby Sallnow 

Closing remarks

Dr Libby Sallnow

Close of meeting



Research prize for this meeting:

Palliative Care Section: Evidence and Impact Research Prize

Prize: 3 prizes for oral presentations and a poster prize. These will be awarded at the Evidence and Impact session on Monday 13 December 2021. The 6 highest scoring abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation and the remainder of sufficient quality will be asked to produce a poster at the Palliative Care event Monday 13 December 2021.

•   1st prize -  £250 plus a year's free membership
•   2nd prize - £100
•   3rd prize -  £50
•   Poster prize - £50

Open to: Healthcare students and healthcare professionals with master's level research projects, quality improvement or audit in the field of palliative medicine.

Deadline: Submissions closed

Application guidelines: We would like to invite submissions of abstracts for poster and/or oral presentations to showcase current research in palliative care from master's research or quality improvement/audit projects (no more than 300 words). 


Submissions closed

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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