About this event

  • Date and time Mon 11 Dec 2023 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Palliative Care

Join us virtually for this invaluable annual meeting as we present master’s level palliative care research and quality improvement projects, inspiring participants to find your own research interests and develop your own projects. This event will benefit trainees, junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals alongside senior clinicians who want to learn more about how to get involved with research.

With an increasingly ageing and multi-morbid population, research in the field of palliative care is vital to ensure the experience of patients with life-limiting conditions is improved. Attitudes to research and inclusion of patients with life-limiting conditions are changing and patients and communities are increasingly understood as being partners in developing research questions and projects. Tune in to the event to build your research and enhance your career. 

The Palliative Care Section: George Adams Prize and Research Prize will also be presented and awarded at this meeting. Please scroll down below to make your submission. 

By attending this meeting, you will

  • 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

This meeting aims to inspire and stimulate junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals about the role of research in palliative care. The event 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.

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Sara Robbins, President, Palliative Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Key speaker presentation

Dr Charlotte Chamberlain, Consultant in Supportive and Palliative Care, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

Oral prize presentation 1: Withdrawal of assisted ventilation in motor neurone disease: ​A national survey of clinical practice

Dr Lucy Bleazard, Academic Clinical Fellow in Palliative Medicine, LOROS Hospice

Oral prize presentation 2: A qualitative exploration into the psychological responses to, and potential influences of, advance care planning discussions for people living with advanced illness

Dr Rowena Eason, Specialty Registrar in Palliative Medicine, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break

Key speaker presentation

Dr Guy Schofield, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 

Oral prize presentation 3: An audit of the monitoring and management of diabetic patients at the End of Life (EOL) ​

Ms Serisha Sorby, Medical Student, St Georges University of London  

Oral prize presentation 4: What are the factors affecting staff wellbeing and retention in children’s hospices in the UK?​

Dr Caroline Sprinz, Associate Specialist in Paediatric Palliative Care, Helen and Douglas House Oxford 

Comfort break

George Adam's prize presentation and award

Ms Emily Smith

Announcement of prize winners
Closing remarks
Close of meeting




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

Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.
Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 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.