Published: 31/10/2002, Volume II2, No. 5829 Page 36

Medical directors November 7-8, Dublin

A British Association of Medical Managers event, 'Medical Directors UK: common ground', looks at the key role played by medical directors, their influence, and the complexity of the issues they face on a day-to-day basis.

Details: Nick Pampakas, 0161-474 1141.

Managing ME 13 November, Lancaster

A half-day conference, 'Current strategies for managing ME in the primary care setting' to address the challenge of treating patients with ME/chronic fatigue syndrome and is designed for health professionals and health service planners.

Details: Carole Hounsell, 01749-679 193.

Withholding treatment 14 November, London

The Disability Rights Commission seminar, 'Whose life is it anyway?' looks at withholding and withdrawing medical treatment for disabled people. The aim is to share information and identify solutions to the problems of discrimination faced by disabled people in the health service.

Details: Alyson Rose, 020-7211 4059.

Workforce planning 19 November, 28 January, Manchester

A one-day, hands-on workshop, 'Workforce planning in the NHS' is aimed at managers and professionals responsible for workforce planning. It will explore scenario planning, working with workforce confederations and ask what form the new workforce will take.

Details: Lorraine Lander, 0161-275 2918.

Healthcare facilities 21 November, Reading

The Southern Training Advisory Group is presenting a one-day conference, 'Survival tips for healthcare facilities managers', aimed at senior facilities managers. The day will outline the current change agenda, experience of major organisational change and succession planning. An afternoon workshop will focus on personal development plans and identification of relevant training modules.

Details: Lisa Cooksey, 024-7636 8989.

Clinical rehabilitation 26 November, London

'Recent advances in predicting the response to clinical rehabilitation' is a conference to review evidence that the response to rehabilitation can be predicted. It will discuss the relative importance of predictors and examine how the effects of rehabilitation can be separated from those of spontaneous recovery.

Details: conferences, 020-7935 1174.

Breastfeeding 27-28 November, 13 December, Cardiff The three-day Unicef UK 'Baby-friendly initiative course on breastfeeding management' is designed to provide health professionals with the skills they need to implement baby-friendly best-practice standards .

Details: Liz Craig, 020-7312 7652.

Research data 28 November, London

'Privacy and the secondary use of data in health research' is a Royal Society of Medicine event at its central London headquarters.

Details: Natalie Barter, 020-7290 3856.

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.