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.

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Dr Libby Sallnow
Dr Dominique Louise Wakefield
Honorary Secretary
Dr Sian Eleri Davies
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming palliative care events and webinars

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

There are no future events currently planned by this section

Prizes & awards

Palliative Care Section: George Adams Prize

Deadline: Monday 18 October 2021


  • 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.

Apply here

Palliative Care Section: Evidence and Impact Research Prize

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). 

Prize: 3 prizes for oral presentations and a poster prize. These will be awarded at the Evidence and Impact session on Wednesday 16 December 2020.

•   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. 

Submission deadline: Thursday 15 October 2020

Apply here

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