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Substance misuse 4 May, Leeds The Andrew Sims Centre for Professional Development, part of Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching trust, is holding a training afternoon on 'Pharmacotherapy for substance misuse'. The workshops aim to increase understanding of the integration of psychosocial and pharmacological therapies for substance misusers.

Details: course administrator,0113-305 6044.

Stroke days 8 May, London 15 May, Portsmouth 17 May, Nottingham 23 May, Leeds The Stroke Association is running information days aimed at healthcare practitioners, managers and social services staff. Topics include the new requirements for stroke care set out in the national service framework, and will provide practical information on how to run good stroke services.

Details: Lyn Dunkley, 01604-623 935.

Deafblind services 8 May, Nottingham 'A change for the better' is a conference on the role of health and social services staff working with deafblind people, organised by Sense. Speakers include the Princess Royal, patron of the charity, Pamela Marsh from the Department of Health, Gordon Lishman from Age Concern and local authority representatives and service users.

Details: Tracey Thorburn, 01778-344 921.

Connexions service 10 May, London The Institute for Applied Health and Social Policy, King's College London, is holding a one-day conference, 'Connecting with Connexions', to explore how young people with learning disabilities in London can make use of the new Connexions service and access the world of work.

Details: Liz Kurtz, 020-7848 3740.

Skin information 12 May, Glasgow A free skin information day, arranged by the Skin Care Campaign, is open to carers and people with a professional interest, sufferers and their family members.

Details: Gwen Banford, 020-7281 3553 ext 210.

Medical care fads 15 May, London The London School of Economics health and social policy annual lecture will be given by Professor Theodore Marmor, centennial professor of social policy, on 'Fads and fashions in medical care: a sceptic's view'.

Details: Demetra Nicolaou, 020-7955 7540.

Baby and child death 15 May, London Chief medical officer Professor Liam Donaldson will be keynote speaker at a conference on 'Baby and child death: managing the issues', organised by the Child Bereavement Trust.

Details: Conference Creations,01491-419 800.

Become your own boss 15 May, London An Institute of Healthcare Management seminar on 'Becoming an independent' has been designed to meet the needs of those who want to change direction and use their career skills in a new way.

Details: Tracey Greenaway, 020-7881 3293.