About this section

The Palliative Care Section’s purpose is to promote a scientific approach to and understanding of the palliative management of patients, their families and carers. The objectives of the Section include to stimulate research collaboration between Section members and other disciplines, to serve as a link between disciplines in palliative care and to disseminate good practice and establish standards.

Upcoming events

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Evidence and impact

Join us as we present palliative care research and quality improvement projects, helping you to establish a practical framework to develop your own research.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Applied therapeutics for palliative medicine: A course for doctors

This 6 day course is spread over 6 months and will provide a robust grounding in all aspects of therapeutics in palliative medicine.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Giving voice to suffering - a multidisciplinary enquiry

Join us as we listen to the voices of patients, their advocates and distinguished academics who have delved deeply into the meaning and many aspects of suffering.

  • Location Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ, United Kingdom
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Palliative Care Section: Call for abstracts: Future directions of hospice care: IPU or ITU?

Submission deadline

Monday 15 July 2019

Meeting date

Monday 14 October 2019

Application guidelines

Abstracts of no more than 250 words for oral and/or poster presentation are welcomed on research in palliative and end of life care. The submission must be anonymous; it should not include headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions.

Whilst abstracts relevant to the meeting topic are more likely to be chosen for oral presentation, we welcome submissions on any subject in palliative and end of life care.


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Palliative Care Section: Research Prize

We would like to invite submissions of abstracts for poster and/or oral presentations to showcase current research in palliative care (no more than 300 words)

Prize: 3 prizes for oral presentations and a poster prize.

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

Open to: All students either currently studying, or within eighteen months of completion of, an MSc or MA in palliative medicine or an allied discipline.  Healthcare students and healthcare professionals with research up to Masters level, quality improvement or audit in the field of palliative medicine.

Submission deadline: 30 September 2019

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Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Dr Elizabeth Sallnow