Published: 10/04/2003, Volume II3, No. 5850 Page 44

Positive mental health 29 April, Brighton

'Celebrating positive mental health' is the launch title of the South East Development Centre, part of the National Institute for Mental Health in England network. Among those giving presentations are mental health 'czar' professor Louis Appleby, and SEDC director Richard Ford.

Details: Alison Hood, 01256-376 394.

Dealing with alcohol 29 April, London

Alcohol Concern, in collaboration with the Health and Social Care Quality Centre, is holding its second annual primary care conference.

A practical focus will help primary care teams increase their skills in dealing with alcohol misuse and primary care trusts develop the commissioning approach and evidence-based service provision. Speakers will discuss how tackling alcohol can help primary care teams meet government targets, the effectiveness of alcohol interventions, and provide examples of innovative alcohol initiatives.

Details: Carlos Sanchez-Garcia, 020-7405 5000.

The last 48 hours of life 1 May, Heald Green

St Ann's Hospice is holding a two-day course entitled 'Care in the last 48 hours of life' to help prepare practitioners to recognise the constantly changing dynamics of care during this stage.

Details: Pat Cowell, 0161-498 3631.

Hospital open day 1 May, London

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disabilities is holding an open day to demonstrate the broad range of services on offer. It will be of special interest to healthcare professionals including social services, brain injury and discharge co-ordinators, commissioners and funders.

The event is free, but places must be booked.

Details: Barnaby Johns, 020-8780 4500 ext 5147.

Medical ethics 7 May, London

The Forum for European Philosophy in association with the Royal Society of Medicine is holding an evening lecture on 'The foundations of medical ethics'.

Details: Sharan Gallagher, 020-7290 3946.

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 Uli Jaeger, HSJ , Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7EJ. Fax: 020-7874 0265.

E-mail: uli. jaeger@emap. com

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