Published: 09/05/2002, Volume II2, No. 5804 Page 34

Mental health aspirations 24 May, London

The Institute of Mental Health Act Practitioners is holding this year's annual conference on the theme of 'Managing the Mental Health Act - current concerns and aspirations for the future'. It aims to promote good practice in the implementation of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Details: Patricia Reilly, 01268-723 827.

Health needs assessment 24 May, London

'Health needs assessment workbook dissemination' is a Health Development Agency event, with workshops and discussions aimed at people working in primary care trusts, local strategic partnerships and government offices.

Details: Clare Wohlgemuth, 020-7061 3133.

User involvement 28 May, London

A Mind course on 'User involvement' aims to stimulate thinking about what user involvement is intended to achieve, and why user empowerment is fundamental to effective and ethical user involvement.

Details: conference and training unit, 020-8221 9671/2.

Human Rights Act 30 May, London

Carers training unit is holding a course on the Human Rights Act 1998, looking at its impact on health and social care for social workers and care managers, health authority and primary care trust staff, advisers and voluntary sector workers, carers, occupational therapists and lawyers.

Details: carers training unit, 020-7566 7632.

Root cause analysis 12 June, London

An HRRI conference on 'Root cause analysis' focuses on incident reporting and investigation, with contributions from practitioners and human factors experts. The event will explore methods of investigation and analysis, experience from the field, and hear from primary and secondary care sites piloting the national incidentreporting system.

Details: Susie Dixon, 020-7654 2269.

Managed cancer networks 13-14 June, London

East London University's centre for public health policy and health services research is hosting a two-day conference on 'Managed cancer networks' looking at the new cancer data set, its IT requirements, stakeholder engagement, confidentiality and clinical and managerial leadership of oncology, supportive and palliative care networks.

Details: Pat Fleming, 020-8525 8665.

Target for older people 13 June, Bristol 18 June, Stirling 20 June, Belfast 27 June, London

Lynda Price Associates is holding a series of free conferences on 'Maximising evidence based medicine and professional expertise in achieving targets for older people'.

Details: Lynda Price Associates, 01608-737 821.

Solvent abuse 14 June, Bristol 2 July, York

The National Children's Bureau's solvent misuse network and dissemination project is holding a seminar on meeting children and young people's needs in relation to solvent and volatile substance abuse for anyone involved in support, care or education.

Details: NCB conferences, 020-7843 6040/6041.

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 0254.

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