Published: 22/04/2002, Volume II4, No. 5902 Page 46

Bereavement 28 April, London

'Feeling alone and different' is a National Children's Bureau and Childhood Bereavement Network event that aims to bring together professionals and volunteers working with bereaved young people. It will highlight the needs and views of bereaved children and young people.

Details:020-7843 6040 conferences@ncb. org. uk

Benefits for carers 30 April, London

'Benefits for carers: introduction' is a Carers UK course. It aims to provide a clear introduction to some of the main welfare benefits that affect carers. Some familiarity with the benefits system, including disability benefits, is advisable before attending.

Details: Chris Hockley 020-7566 7632 training@ukcarers. org

Epilepsy services 6 May, Durham

Epilepsy Action is hosting a oneday epilepsy care and treatment seminar. The conference will look at how the new GP contract and the introduction of National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines will impact on epilepsy services.

Topics will include sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and speakers will discuss the national sentinel audit and primary care services.

Details: Richard Edgar 0113-210 8800

Life after stroke 6 May, London

'Life after stroke: evidence and examples to access life-long services' aims to give practical ideas, evidence and inspiration to develop services, including putting current healthcare policy on long-term support into practice. It will also look at how to offer a long-term, costeffective service that is both relevant and meaningful.

Details: Carole Cross 020-7367 0846 carolecross@ukconnect. org

Working time directive 18 May, London

The Modernisation Agency is hosting a one-day conference to explore solutions and share learning about meeting the August implementation deadline for the European working-time directive and its application to junior doctors' hours. There will be a choice of eight workshops focusing on different approaches.

Details: Gary Sutter 020-7210 5852 gary. sutter@doh. gsi. gov. uk

Addiction conference 19 May, London

The European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (UK) is holding its annual conference.

It will provide the opportunity to find out what is being done to support the drug and alcohol treatment provider sector and hear what is being done to meet the challenge of staffing as demand rises. Recruiting and developing the workforce has been identified as one of the biggest problems facing the drug and alcohol sector.

Details:020-7922 8753 www. eata. org. uk

Prison health 25-26 May, York

'Sharing good practice in prison health'will provide an opportunity for delegates to hear from leading experts in the field of prison health. The theme for this year's event will be mental health, primary care and leadership, with an emphasis on sharing good practice.

Details: Wendy Simpson 07968-553 891

Items are entered free for public sector, voluntary and professional organisations, but we need at least six weeks' notice of your event. Please send details to Sarah Dean, HSJ , Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7EJ. Fax: 020-7874 0265.

E-mail: sarah. dean@emap. com Due to pressure on space, publication cannot be guaranteed.