Palliative medicine

When and where

30 November 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Palliative medicine

This 1-day conference will showcase up-to-date evidence and research findings in palliative medicine for harder to reach population groups with a unique and dynamic programme presented by clinical experts.

The programme covers the key practical and ethical issues needed to assist clinicians with decision making and good symptom control. There will also be discussion about recent guidelines and the impact of changing patient demographics on service provision and medical training.

Programme highlights will include:

  • knowledge of changing demographics of palliative care patients
  • understanding of recent guidelines/legislation
  • evidence-based practice for management of harder to reach groups
  • ethical dilemmas in palliative medicine with a specific focus on these population groups
  • impact of guidelines/evidence on clinical practice.

The Specific groups identified are black and ethnic minority patients/carers (BAME), LGBT groups, Teenage young adult and their transition through health care, patients/carers with specialist learning needs, those with pre-exisiting psychiatric and psychological problems, the homeless.

Save the date

More information including the programme and the opportunity to book will be available soon.

To be alerted when booking opens, please email with subject line 'Alert - Palliative care 2018'.

Excellent conference, useful, relevant and well-organised

Previous conference delegate, Dr Rachel Foster, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Who should attend?

This one day conference is designed to appeal to palliative medicine physicians, who will gain a deeper understanding for the specific challenges in palliative medicine relating to harder to reach population groups.

Sponsorship and exhibition

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RCP events

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting-edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.


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