About this event

  • Date and time Tue 6 Jun 2023 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Palliative Care

This multidisciplinary meeting aims to deliver key updates for senior doctors in palliative medicine or those with an interest in palliative medicine. The day will encompass a wide range of presentations that will focus on important updates on a number of topics all related to palliative care medicine. Join us to learn from specialists within the fields of diabetes, cardiology, liver medicine, seizure management, and oncology.

There will be regular intervals for audience participation and panel discussion to stimulate conversation and debate on these interesting topics.

Benefits of attending:

  • Acquire knowledge in multiple evolving areas of palliative care medicine
  • Participate in discussions and debates over these latest developments
  • Consider different ethical issues related to palliative care medicine  


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Chair: Dr Clare Smith, Lead palliative Medicine Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 

Session 1

Hepatology and palliative care perspectives in liver disease

Dr Heather Lewis, Consultant Hepatologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Enhanced supportive care clinic in end stage liver disease

Dr Katherine Buxton, Consultant Palliative Medicine and Clinical Lead, End of Life Care, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Panel discussion

Dr Heather Lewis and Dr Katherine Buxton 

Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Updates in oncology – targeted therapy and immunotherapy in the emergency setting

Dr Michael Angelo Gonzalez, Consultant Medical Oncology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Question and answer session
Lunch break

Session 3

Update on endocrine management in cancer/palliative care

Dr Daniel Morganstein, Consultant Endocrinologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Royal Marsden Hospital

Diabetes management at the end of life

Dr Daniel Morganstein 

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break

Session 4

Liberty protection safeguards in practice

Dr Jon Martin, Consultant, Palliative Medicine, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Seizure management in brain tumours

Dr Jeremy Rees, Consultant, Neurology and Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Panel discussion

Chair: Dr Clare Smith 

Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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


Registration for this event will close at 01:00am on Monday 5 June 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event 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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