Marie Curie annual research conference – Future directions of hospice care: IPU or ITU?

In this joint meeting between the Royal Society of Medicine and Marie Curie our focus is on the inpatient unit. We still ask people if they would like to die in a hospice, but is this a realistic or false choice, and is it fair?

Should we view the palliative care/hospice inpatient unit more as an ‘intensive care unit’, admitting only those whose needs cannot be met elsewhere, and can we learn from the evolution of the acute hospital ITU to modern hospices? 


Monday 14th October 2019


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

Abstract submission

Our call for abstracts is now open and can be submitted at the Royal Society of Medicine’s website. The abstract submission deadline is Monday 15th July.

Book a place

For more information and registration please visit the Royal Society of Medicine’s website

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