Published: 26/09/2002, Volume II2, No. 5824 Page 26

Antenatal classes 9 October, Reading

The National Childbirth Trust is organising a professional workshop/conference on 'Running effective teenage antenatal classes'with Joanna Farrington.

Details: National Childbirth Trust, 020-8993 3441.

Diabetes mellitus 15 October, London '

Diabetes mellitus - what's new for the specialist and the generalist' is a joint conference of the Royal College of Physicians and Diabetes UK.

Details: conference office, 020-7935 1174 ext 252/300/436.

Acute psychiatry 15 October, Leeds

The Andrew Sims Centre, part of Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching trust, is holding an evening seminar on 'Refocusing acute psychiatry' to reflect upon the purpose of acute psychiatric care and the constraints upon the provision of an effective service.

Details: The Andrew Sims Centre, 0113-305 6044.

The future of healthcare 17 October, Manchester

'Shaping the future in healthcare organisations' is a conference organised by the British Association of Medical Managers and consists of keynote sessions and workshops to build attendees' competence and confidence.

Details: Nick Pampakas, 0161-474 1141.

Physical activity 16 October, Derby

The Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management is inviting people to a seminar on 'Healthy living: broadening horizons for physical activity promotion'.

Details: Adam Turner, 0870-845 8475.

Sex education 16 October, Manchester

The Socialist Health Association has arranged an evening meeting on 'APAUSE for health - effective school-based sex education'with Dr John Rees from Exeter University.

Details: Ruth Pushkin, 0161-286 1926.

Dementia care 16 October, Birmingham

The Journal of Dementia Care is holding its annual conference, 'Person-centred technology in dementia care'.

Details: Shital, 020-7720 2108.

Impact of epilepsy 17 October, Lingfield, Surrey

The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy is organising a full-day seminar for specialist nurses, doctors and social workers in the field of epilepsy: 'Psycho-social impact of epilepsy'.

Details: Resource centre, 01342-831 237.

Moving boundaries 17-18 October, Belton

Speakers at 'Moving boundaries', this year's NHS Private Healthcare Association annual general meeting and conference will include NHS chief executive Nigel Crisp and Maddie Blackburn of the Commission for Health Improvement.

Details: Elizabeth.Boultbee@ moorfields. nhs. uk.

Construction costing 24 October, London

An Emap Construct conference on 'The real cost of building: applying whole life costing in construction', will be of value to those involved in public-private partnerships or private finance initiative projects, Ministry of Defence prime contracts or housing association work.

Details: Natalie Rubinstein, 020-7505 8614.

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.