Published: 24/04/2003, Volume II3, No. 5825 Page 33

Engaging clinicians 14 May, London

An HSJ conference on 'Engaging clinicians' will discuss how to build more productive relationships between clinicians and managers. Speakers include Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust medical director Hugo MascieTaylor, Barnsley primary care trust chief executive Ailsa Claire, British Medical Association joint consultants' committee chair Dr James Johnson and Dr Peter Smith of the National Association of Primary Care.

Details: David Mossman, 020-7505 6025.

Research into dementia 19 May, London

The Tavistock Clinic and Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care trust are jointly organising a conference on 'Self identity and dementia: contemporary research perspectives in psychology'. The day will focus on research methodologies which explore the experiential world of those with dementia.

Different qualitative and observational methods will be described.

Details: Anna Vigurs, 020-7447 3829.

Human factors 21 May, Loughborough

Loughborough University's centre for hazard and risk management is organising a course on 'Introduction to human factors' addressing continuous improvement strategies through human factor approaches.

Details: Sandy Edwards, 01509-222 152.

Health inequality 24 May, Birmingham

A Socialist Health Association conference poses the question, 'Are the government's proposals for foundation hospitals a return to the internal market or a real opportunity to give control back to the people?'

Speakers include former health secretary Frank Dobson and Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

Details: Socialist Health Association, 0870-013 0065.

Cross-boundaries 29 May, London

The Tavistock Institute is holding a free half-day seminar on 'Improving cross-boundary management capability' for managers and directors in health and social care.

Details: Caroline Carpenter, 020-7457 3927.

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.