Seminar Series

Our seminar series brings together people with an interest in palliative care research. Our focus is on topics relevant to everyday palliative care practice. We hope these seminars will foster learning, inspiration and discussion. We seek CPD approval for each seminar. For those able to stay following a seminar we provide a space and refreshments to foster networking with others interested in palliative care practice and research.

  • Location: Central London UCL Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise stated.

  • Timings: Presentations start at 5.30pm and last for about 40 minutes followed by about 20 minutes for questions and discussion. For those able to stay on refreshments in the foyer will be provided.

  • Schedule: One seminar per academic term on a Wednesday (see current list of seminars below).

  • Mailing list: Full details of forthcoming seminars are provided to those on our mailing list. Contact Yana Kitova to be added or removed from the mailing list.

Upcoming seminars


Date: 14th October 2020

Speaker: Dr Kathryn Mannix

Consultant in palliative care, Newcastle Hospitals NHS trust 

Author of ‘With the end in mind’ which was shortlisted in 2018 for the Wellcome Book Prize

Title: Recognising dying

CPD approved

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Date: 10th February 2021

Speaker: Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield

Professor of Psycho-oncology, University of Sussex

Title: Communication of prognosis in advanced cancer

CPD approved

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Past seminars

caroline shulman mcpcrd

Date: 26th February 2020

Speaker: Caroline Shulman

General Practitioner in Homeless and Inclusion Health
Kings Health Partnership
Pathway Homeless team &

Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL

Title: Palliative care for the homeless

Miriam Johnson

Date: 16th October 2019

Speaker: Miriam Johnson

Professor of Palliative Medicine

Director, Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre

Title: "Chronic breathlessness; populations and persons"


Annmarie Nelson

Date: 6th March 2019

Speaker: Annmarie Nelson

Marie Curie Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care

Scientific Director Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre

Title: Twenty years on from 'nothing about me': Why do so many non-small cell lung cancer patients receive systemic anti-cancer therapy in the last 30 days of life?

Mike Bennett

Date: 21st November 2018

Speaker: Mike Bennett

Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Leeds

Title: What interventions improve the experience of pain in patients approaching the end of life?


Date: 2nd May 2018

Speaker: Andrew Wilcock

Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine and Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.

Title: The three Fs and breathlessness: Functional MRI, Feasibility and Findings


Date: 10th January 2018

Speaker: Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

Associate Professor in Intellectual Disability & Palliative Care, Kingston University and St.George's University of London 

Title: Best practice in delivering palliative care to people with intellectual disabilities


Date: 14th September 2017

Speaker: Jane Seymour

Professor of Palliative and End-of-Life Care, The University of Sheffield 

Title: Palliative sedation for cancer patients:  a European study of the experiences and practices of healthcare professionals and bereaved carers