PCT connections 15 June, Birmingham An NHS Confederation conference on 'Primary care trusts 2001: connecting to partnership' aims to help primary care organisations understand their role within the wider partnership agenda and highlight leading-edge thinking on local partnership management.

Details: Robin Saklatvala, 020-7959 7260.

Skin information day 16 June, Exeter The Skin Care Campaign is holding a skin information day for people affected by skin conditions, carers and health professionals to improve understanding, management and coping skills. The event includes an exhibition of helpful products and services and a variety of patient support groups.

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

Stroke conference 19 June, London The Stroke Association together with the Royal College of Nursing is organising the first national stroke nurses conference. Sessions will outline innovations in practice and achievements in stroke nursing, review the implications of the national clinical guidelines for stroke and look at the needs of nursing research.

Details: Omalara Bishi, 020-7566 0315.

Medical fair 19 June, Manchester The Manchester Medical Fair 2001, organised by Manchester University's department of postgraduate medicine and dentistry, is aimed at fourth and fifth-year medical students, newly qualified doctors and professionals with an interest in medical education. Careers advice, opportunities for research and information about working in trusts in the North West will be available throughout the day.

Details: Carole Keeling, 0161-237 2053.

Mental health diversity 19 June, Bristol 'Managing diversity within a mental health setting' is a joint conference organised by the Centre for Mental Health Services Development, part of King's College London, Cornwall Healthcare trust and Somerset Partnership NHS and Social Care trust.

Details: events department, 020-7848 3740.

Teenwise conference 19-20 June, Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire University's centre for health policy and practice primary care development is holding a conference called 'Teenwise - effective ways to reduce teenage pregnancy rates' for GPs, nurses, youth workers, teachers and teenage pregnancy co-ordinators.

Details: Jackie Redhead, 01785-353 758.

Challenging behaviour 20 June, Manchester 10 July, London A Talking Life seminar on 'What attitude! in healthcare' aims to teach how to deal effectively with difficult patients and colleagues by using behavioural management skills.

Details: Talking Life, 0151-632 0662.

Healthcare policy 20 June, London 'Determining healthcare policy when advice conflicts' is a halfday Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin seminar.

Details: Jacqueline McLean,020-7770 7571.