Chinese medicine 13-14 September, Enfield/Middlesex The 3rd international Traditional Chinese Medicine conference has invited speakers worldwide to give their views on assuring safety, efficacy and quality for the public.

Details: Dr Henry Lee, 020-8411 6186.

Epilepsy for paediatricians 20 September, Lingfield/Surrey The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy is holding a seminar on 'Epilepsy for paediatricians' to provide a comprehensive insight for general paediatricians and those with a medical interest in epilepsy.

Details: resource centre, 01342-831 261.

Mental Health Act 20-21 September, Leeds The Andrew Sims Centre for Professional Development, part of Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching trust, is organising a two-day induction course on developments in mental health legislation. The event is aimed at practitioners who are already approved but require a detailed update in order to keep their knowledge and practice current.

Details: course administrator,0113-305 6044.

Young people and drugs 25 September, London A conference on drug treatment for young people, organised by the national drugs charity Addaction, the Department of Health, Home Office Drugs Prevention Advisory Service, Youth Justice Board and CIS Cooperative Insurance Society, will clarify the new initiatives and programmes in the drugs field and share evidence-based good practice in treatment. The conference will also feature the official launch of the Health Advisory Service Review 2000.

Details: Sue Lea, 020-7251 5860.

More mental health 25 September, London 'Carers and mental health law' is a Carers National Association course, designed to examine the relationship between mental health law and community care, and identify the rights of individuals and their carers.

Details: CNA,020-7566 7632.

Excellence in primary care 25 and 26 September, Coventry Salford University's centre for excellence development is holding an event on 'Using EFQM excellence model in primary care - achieving more returns from same team efforts'.

The first day is aimed at general practitioners only, the day after is for all health and social care staff.

Details: administration, 0161-295 3278/4143.

Mental health partnerships 26-27 September, Aviemore The Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health has designed a programme for managers working in the field of mental health who are responsible for leading multiagency teams and delivering change. Participants will enhance their knowledge, skills and capacity to lead and manage people, projects and services.

Details: administration, 0131-555 5959.

Management skills 26-27 September, Canterbury This Age Concern training course on 'Management skills in a care environment' is designed for people from the care sector who wish to develop and/or build on their existing management skills.

Details: Paula Johnson, 01543-503 660.