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.

The RSM Palliative Care COVID-19 webinar series

This Palliative Care webinar series will dive headfirst into palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic and confront potential challenges and results with numerous professionals in the industry. These webinars will be available to access later online by those who have registered but cannot be present for the live broadcast. Check out and book the webinars below.

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.

Complete the application form

Dr Libby Sallnow
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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Evidence and impact: A palliative care perspective

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 ...
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Applied therapeutics for palliative medicine: A course for doctors

This 6 day in person course will provide a robust grounding in all aspects of therapeutics in palliative medicine. Each of the sessions will consist of incredibly valuable content. Days 1, 2 and 3 of ...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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The Lancet Commission on the value of death

This event is the UK launch of the new Lancet Commission on the Value of Death. Join The Lancet Commission and a multidisciplinary host of speakers to learn about and debate the key components of this...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Applied therapeutics: Update for consultants and senior clinicians

This multidisciplinary meeting aims to deliver key updates for generalists on topics related to palliative care. The day will encompass a wide range of presentations that will focus on important updat...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Prizes & awards

Palliative Care Section: George Adams Prize

Deadline: Submissions closed


  • 1st prize - £500 plus an additional £500 for the winner's chosen charity/hospice and one year's membership to the RSM
  • 2nd prize - £250 and one year's membership to the RSM

Open to: Medical students 

Application guidelines:

Applicants are asked to submit an essay or case study of no more than 2,000 words that follows the title: Has COVID-19 changed the way we think about a good death? The winning submission must be available to present at the Palliative Care Section meeting on Monday 13 December 2021. Runners up may be invited to present a poster at this event.

*There should be only one author per submission.

Submissions closed

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

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