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Breastfeeding campaign 14-15 November, Birmingham 'The UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative annual conference' for health professionals involved in care for women and their babies will discuss interventions to improve breastfeeding practice, provision of support and issues such as hypoglycaemia, breastfeeding in the neonatal unit and returning to work.

Details: 020-7312 7652.

Ethical issues 15 November, Manchester St Ann's Hospice and Christie Hospital support and palliative care research forum are holding a second annual research study day on 'Methodological and ethical issues'. Speakers include Professor Chris Todd of Manchester University and Professor David Clark of Sheffield University.

Details: Angela Heer, 0161-446 3302.

Alcohol misuse 15 November, London Alcohol Concern's annual conference, 'Let's talk about alcohol', will include debates on problem drinkers, young people, parents and teachers, employers and employees, and offenders.

Details: Ewa Cwirko-Godycka, 020-7928 7377.

Non-executive directors 15 November, Worksop An NHS Confederation regional membership meeting on 'The non-executive directors appointment process' will be addressed by commissioner for public appointments Dame Rennie Fritchie and NHS Confederation chief executive Stephen Thornton.

Details: events team, 020-7959 7262.

Community health 15 November, London East London University is hosting a seminar on 'The Ocean Estate:

an everyday story of an East End response to policy' about the pioneering community health initiative in east London. It will be led by Sandra Cater, health and social care development manager, New Deal for Communities.

Details: Jenny Richardson, 020-8223 4368 Abuse of adults 16 November, London 'Abuse of vulnerable adults - developing policies and procedures' is an Age Concern training course. It will cover the identification, prevention and management of abuse, looking at the 'No secrets' guidance.

Details: Paula Morgan, 01543-503660 Maternity services 16 November, London The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is holding a meeting on 'Clinical governance and maternity services'. Speakers include NHS Modernisation Agency director David Fillingham and Commission for Health Improvement chief executive Dr Peter Homa.

Details: 020-7772 6245.

Skin information day 17 November 2001, Harrow The Skin Care Campaign is holding a 'Skin information day' with speakers on psoriasis, herpes viruses, skin cancer, eczema and pressure ulcers and an exhibition of products and services.

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

Law for carers 19 November, Cardiff This Carers UK training unit introductory course is a starting point for those wanting to make sense of a complex area of law.

Details: Chris Hockley 0207-566 7632.