Research Team wins Royal Society of Medicine Prize

A research team at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS), made up entirely of St Catz Alumni, Fellows and Research Associates, has been awarded a 2018 Research Prize by the Palliative Care section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).

Catz alumnus Dr Dilraj Kalsi (2010, Medical Sciences), Academic Visitor to NDS, presented the group’s poster ‘Recognising the dying patient, when less could be more: a diagnostic framework for shared decision-making at the end of life’ at the RSM in December, winning them the prize.

Dr Kalsi worked alongside Dr Joel Ward (2009, Medical Sciences), Dr Regent Lee (Research Associate), Professor Bill Fulford (Fellow by Special Election) and Professor Ashok Handa (Fellow by Special Election in Medicine) to develop a novel diagnostic framework that facilitates diagnosis and shared decision-making at the end of life. This has the potential to increase access to care, improve clinical outcomes, and save on costs from unwanted and futile investigations and treatments. The team hope this work will now translate into a useful educational tool for students and trainees.

View the winning poster here.

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