Published: 16/05/2002, Volume II2, No. 5805 Page 34

More than money 11 June, Manchester

'Not just numbers and money' is a training event organised by the Healthcare Financial Management Association to help delegates grasp the basics of healthcare finance and deliver their commitment to the codes of conduct and accountability.

The conference is aimed at chairs and non-executive directors of health authorities, trusts, primary care trusts and lay primary care group members.

Details: Hannah Cox, 0117-929 4789.

Abuse of vulnerable adults 14 June, Coventry

Age Concern is holding a course on 'Abuse of vulnerable adults - taking action' for those who work directly with older people and/or their carers, whether in residential, day care, community or hospital settings.

Details: Paula Morgan, 01543-503 660.

Mental health 18 June, London

A Mind training course on 'Mental health awareness'will help staff develop the skills and confidence necessary for dealing with people who experience a range of emotional and mental health problems.

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

Food and health 19 June

Helen Woodcock from the Manchester Environmental Resource Centre Initiative will speak at an evening event on food organised by the Manchester Socialist Health Association.

Details: Ruth Pushkin, 0161-286 1926.

Living with epilepsy 20 June, Lingfield/Surrey

The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy is holding a study day on 'Living with epilepsy' for professionals, parents and students. The NCYPE team has planned sessions on treatments, social needs and interaction, disability and employment and will also include perspectives from parents and students.

Details: epilepsy resource centre, 01342-831 237.

Social action for health 20-21 June, London

'Social action for health and well-being' is a two-day conference to present the findings from the Health Development Agency's programme of research on the use of social capital to improve health and reduce health inequalities. Professor Robert Putnam from Harvard University will speak.

Details: HDA conferences, 020-7061 3147.

Death of a baby 20 June, Exeter 27 June, Coventry

MIDIRS, the Midwives Information and Resource Service, is organising a one-day workshop for all professionals, both hospital and communitybased, who support women, their partners and families when a pregnancy ends or a baby dies.

'Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby' aims to build awareness and skills.

Details: MIDIRS, 0800-581 009.

Bioterrorism 22 June, Dartmouth/Devon

The Royal Society of Medicine's south and west region's inaugural meeting will discuss 'Bioterrorism: the current threat'. The programme includes measures for response, hazard assessment - biological weapons, aerobiology of microorganisms, and biological weapons.

Details: Jennifer Floy, 020-7290 3844.

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.