Radical change: A blueprint for the next 50 years of dying

A joint one day conference between St Christopher’s, the Royal Society of Medicine and Hospice UK featuring expert speaker Dr BJ Miller

Featuring expert speaker Dr BJ Miller
1 day
12 May, 2017
Six CPD credits (Applied for)
9.10am to 5.00pm (registration from 8.30am)
See Royal Society of Medicine website
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

"Go around and see what is being done, and see how your own circumstances can produce another version. There is need for diversity in this field"

Dame Cicely Saunders

About the course

Hospice UK and Royal Society of Medicine

Featuring expert speaker Dr BJ Miller (Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco) in conversation with Dr Sam Guglani (Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cheltenham and Curator and Director, Medicine Unboxed)

This conference celebrates 50 years of the hospice movement, whilst simultaneously recognising that society, care services, the public and professionals will all need to work quite differently to ensure that people die well in the future.

View Dr BJ Miller’s TED Talk: “What really matters at the end of life”

How to apply:

Apply online at rsm.ac.uk

What will I learn?

The objectives of this conference are to:

  • Encourage creative and innovative approaches to today’s palliative challenges – to re-ignite the pioneering ethos of the hospice movement
  • Introduce the concept of ‘design thinking’ to health care issues – the day will be encouraging people how to think differently, rather than about what to do
  • Introduce examples from outside palliative care to stimulate new collaborative and imaginative ways of working

Conference speakers

We are excited to announce a programme of expert guest speakers for this conference including:

  • Dr BJ Miller Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Dr Martin Wilson Consultant Geriatrician, The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.


8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.10 am

Welcome and introduction

9.20 am

Why radical must become the norm
Dr BJ Miller, Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
in conversation with
Dr Sam Guglani Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cheltenham and Curator & Director, Medicine Unboxed

10.20 am

Our changing relationship with digital
Dot everyone Project

10.40 am

Tea and coffee break

11.00 am

Bringing design thinking to end of life care
HELIX Centre Team plus Medical Students, Imperial Business School

11.45 am

Panel discussion

12.30 pm


1.00 pm

Trainee masterclass (optional: topic to be confirmed)
Dr BJ Miller

1.45 pm

A new model of care
Dr Columba Quigley, Managing Editor, Medikidz

2.25 pm

Realistic ageing – facing the final chapters
Dr Martin Wilson, Consultant Geriatrician, The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

3.05 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.25 pm

The next steps: Bringing together aspiration, science and energy
Mr Jake Garber, Service Designer, The Innovation Unit

4.05 pm

Panel discussion

4.30 pm

Presentation of George Adams Innovation Essay Prize

4.45 pm

The Last Word

5.00 pm

Close of Meeting

Download programme

Other useful information

If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help


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