Published: 17/04/2003, Volume II3, No. 5851 Page 33

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 Due to pressure on space, publication cannot be guaranteed.

Stroke update 7 May, London

The Royal Society of Medicine, together with the Royal College of General Practitioners and the London Deanery, is organising a conference on 'Clinical update on stroke'. Topics include organised stroke care, to admit or not to admit, the hospital/community interface, and life after stroke.

Details: Natalie Barter, 020-7290 2965.

Financial resources 8 May, Canterbury

An Age Concern training course on 'Managing financial resources' is aimed at managers who have a responsibility for financial planning and security within their organisation. The course provides knowledge of financial record keeping, benefit analysis and cost control.

Details: Paula Morgan, 01543-503 660.

Nursing award 12 May, Liverpool

Royal College of Nursing general secretary Beverly Malone will present the third annual nurses' lecture and the trust's nominated nurse of the year award, which is voted for by patients and parents.Ms Malone will address an audience of senior managers and nurses, on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, on the topic 'nurses - transforming care'.

Details: Royal Liverpool Children's trust, 0151-252 2572.

Promoting quality 14 May, London

'Public health and criminal justice' is a one-day conference for practitioners and policy makers interested in promoting quality drug and alcohol treatment. The event is organised by the European Association for the Treatment of Addictions and will explore the links between public health and criminal justice, as well as ways of maintaining the emphasis on treatment and the wider public health.

Details: Mala Seecoomar, 020-7922 8753.

Aspects of epilepsy 15 May, Lingfield, Surrey

The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy is holding a study day on 'Psychological aspects of epilepsy' for specialist medical, educational and care professionals.

Details: marketing department, 01342-831 237/337.

Vitiligo symposium 16-17 May, London An international symposium on vitiligo, organised by the Royal College of Physicians, will discuss topics such as 'Clinical nature of vitiligo', 'Genetic research and psychology of vitiligo', and 'From biology to treatment'.

Details: Joanna Prendergast, 020-8977 0011.

Presentation skills 20-22 May, Newcastle

The Marie Curie centre is offering a three-day course on presentation and facilitation skills.

Details: Andrea Lanaghan or Val McKenzie, 0191-219 1203.

Cervical smearing 22 May, London

A cervical screening forum on 'New approaches to the smear test'will host presentations by practitioners of current and completed trials. Subjects include new methods working in practice, reports on benefits and how to get up to speed preparing your practice, laboratory or administration to make best use of them. The event is organised by charity Jo's Trust.

Details: Anita Howard, 020-7801 0900.