Published: 04/03/2004 Volume II4, No. 5895 Page 37

Emergency care 25 March, London

This half-day Royal College of Physicians conference will discuss whole-systems care for the acutely ill elderly. It will also review the evidence base for different aspects of care and examine admission prevention and multidisciplinary working.

Speakers include emergency access czar Professor Sir George Alberti and older people's czar Professor Ian Philp.

Details:020-7935 1174 conferences@rcplondon. ac. uk

Rights for young mothers 29 March, London

'Rights for pregnant teenagers and young mothers' is a Maternity Alliance event.

It aims to increase awareness of statutory rights among advisers who work with this group. Participants will receive up-to-date information and practical tips to meet the needs of their clients.

Details:020-7490 7639 training@maternityalliance. org. uk

Mental health challenges 29 March, Leicester

This Royal College of Nursing conference is directed at practitioners with backgrounds in health, social, primary and secondary care with an interest in mental health in a multi-cultural community. It aims to raise awareness that will in turn effect change in the commissioning and delivery of care.

Details: Deborah Haynes 0115-938 8200

Physical health 31 March, Winchester

'The physical health of people with serious mentall illness: cause for concern, time for action' is organised by West Hampshire trust/Southampton University's professional education and training unit. The conference aims to make delegates aware of the reduced life-expectancy of people with long-term mental illness. They will also understand the main causes of mortality and morbidity and begin to think about ways to improve services for this group.

Details:023-8082 5704

Advanced consent 2 April, London

'Advanced consent' is a one-day training course hosted by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Details: Jane Williams 020-7306 6643 williamsj@csphysio. org. uk

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