Published: 19/09/2002, Volume II2, No. 5823 Page 28

Osteoporosis forum 8 October, London

The primary care forum on osteoporosis, organised by the National Osteoporosis Society, will update on osteoporosis treatments and examples of best practice in osteoporosis management for primary care organisations.

Details: Angela Jordan, 01761-471 771.

Patient information 8 October, London

'Getting the message across - reaching out to all members of the healthcare community' is the title of this year's Patient Information Forum conference.

It will offer insight and practical advice on a range of topical issues in patient information provision and policy, from design and information audit to providing information to people with disabilities.

Details: Christina Funnell, 020-7688 9208.

Lunchtime lecture 8 October, London

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants invites healthcare staff to a free lunchtime lecture with Dr Linda Patterson and Steve Hopkins from the Commission for Health Improvement. The lecture will assess the progress of CHI, look forward to Commission for Health Audit and Inspection, and include a session on clinical governance reviews.

Details: Kevin Parker, 020-7396 5877.

Clinical audit 9 October, Gatwick

The South East clinical effectiveness network is holding a conference on the development of clinical audit within clinical governance, including presentations from leading clinical audit professionals.

Details: Darren Stannard, 01227-594 812.

War and civilian health 10 October, London

'Caught in the crossfire: effects of war on civilian health' is a Royal Society of Medicine conference discussing the consequences of direct combat issues, injuries from noncombat use of weapons and their psychosocial effects.

Details: Sharan Gallagher, 020-7290 3946.

Primary counselling 11 October, London

The national network of NHS primary counselling service managers and providers is holding its annual general meeting and quarterly meeting.

Details: Denise Knighton, 0114-226 1946.

Sexual health 11 October, London 1 November, Leeds

Two national conferences discussing developments in sexual health and HIV services will be hosted by the Health and Social Care Quality Centre, fpa (formerly the Family Planning Association) and the National AIDS Trust.

Details: Carlos Sanchez Garcia, 020-7405 5000.

Palliative care 14 October, Manchester

'User-involvement in palliative care' is a workshop organised by the National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services and Help the Hospices, offering a practical introduction to user-involvement with discussions.

Details: Louise Gray or Clarissa Jones, 020-7520 8209/95.

Psychological therapies 15 October, London

Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care are holding an autumn conference on 'The place of psychological therapies in the NHS'.

Details: Katy Rose,01243-870 701.

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.