Published: 01/04/2004, Volume II4, No. 5899 Page 39

Sustaining public health 19-22 April, Brighton

'Sustaining public health in a changing world: vision to action' is the UK Public Health Association's annual public health forum and the World Federation of Public Health Association's 10th annual congress. It will provide an opportunity for an exchange of experiences, for learning, and for reviewing progress in global programmes and international partnerships.

Details: publichealth@ hamptonmedical. com

Optometry tomorrow 24-25 April, Nottingham

'Optometry tomorrow' is a College of Optometrists conference. A range of forwardthinking lectures and interactive workshops has been planned.

Gavin Orr, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, will discuss management of diabetic eye disease, and Professor Roger Buckley of Moorfields Eye Hospital, speaking on ocular therapeutics.

Details: Richard Gott 020-7766 4343 rich. gott@college-optometrists. org

Dermatology services 27 April, London

The Royal College of Physicians, British Association of Dermatologists and Modernisation Agency are hosting 'How to improve dermatology services: lessons from Action on Dermatology'. The conference will bring together examples of existing models of good dermatology care with learning from the Modernisation Agency's action on dermatology programme.

Details:020 7935 1174 ext 437/300/252 conferences@rcplondon. ac. uk

Staff development 29-30 April, Blackburn

'Doing it differently'will showcase innovative staff development from across the east Lancashire health economy to assure peoplecentred care. The event will include presentations, workshops and exhibitions with topics ranging from Agenda for Change to 'growing your own medical staff '.

Details: Sadiqua Kalid 01254-267 075 NHS

Confederation 6-7 May, Carnoustie

The first annual conference of the Scottish NHS Confederation will be entitled 'Delivering the future'.

Speakers will include Scottish health and community care minister Malcolm Chisholm and General Medical Council president Professor Sir Graeme Catto.

Details:01786-434940 Hospice at home 12 May, Aylesbury

This year's Iain Rennie Hospice at Home annual conference is entitled 'Can practice be perfect?'

Details:01494 877200

Spoilt for choice 13-14 May, Kendal

'Spoilt for choice' is the title of this year's annual Institute of Healthcare Management north west regional conference.

Speakers will include St George's Healthcare trust chief executive and Commission for health Improvement former chief executive Peter Homa and County Durham and Tees Valley strategic health authority chief executive Ken Jarrold.

Details: Maureen Madden 0161-206 4172 maureen. madden@srht. nhs. uk

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