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.

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Royal Society of Medicine Scholarship: Palliative Care call

Apply now for the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Scholarship for palliative care trainees, offering fully-funded RSM membership and tailored support throughout your traineeship. As an RSM Scholar, you will access exclusive educational resources and join a global community of healthcare professionals. Applications close on 9 June 2024. 

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Dr Sara Robbins
Dr Sian Eleri Davies
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming palliative care events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Palliative Care Section.

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Applied therapeutics for palliative medicine: A course for doctors

This 6 day in-person course is spread over 6 sessions with the aim of providing a robust grounding in all aspects of pharmacology and therapeutics in palliative medicine. The course material is eviden...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Prizes and awards

George Adams prize

Marie Curie abstract submissions

Research prize 

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