Science meets medicine 15-16 November, London 'Science and Medicine' is a twoday conference organised jointly by the Royal College of Physicians and the Medical Research Society.

Details: conference office, 020-7935 1174 ext 436/300/252.

Primary care trusts 19 November, Manchester The Socialist Health Association is holding an evening meeting, 'Primary care trusts', with Dr Adrian Mercer and Councillor Mike Green from South Manchester PCT and Dr Peter Fink, co-director of the local health action zone.

Details: Martin Rathfelder, 0870-013 0065.

Managing performance 19-20 November, Birmingham Birmingham University's health services management centre is organising a two-day seminar, 'Carrots, sticks and all that - managing performance in primary care trusts', exploring the different dimensions of performance management confronting PCTs.

Details: Ingrid Leeman, 0121-414 7058.

Report-writing seminar 20 November, Leeds The Andrew Sims Centre for Professional Development, part of Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching trust, is offering an 'Introduction to report writing' for healthcare professionals.

Details: course administrator, 0113-305 6044.

Primary care conference 21 November, Canterbury 'The future of primary care - primary care in the 21st century' is a East Kent health authority conference looking at the role of nurses, doctors and pharmacists in delivering patient-centred primary care.

Details: Kelli Canada, 01638-751 515.

Domestic violence 21-23 November, Leeds The Health and Social Care Project, part of Leeds InterAgency Project, is organising a 'Domestic violence' training course exploring the role of healthcare professionals in supporting women experiencing violence, establishing good practice and giving participants the skills, knowledge and resources to run courses within trusts.

Details: Karen Conboy, 0113-234 9090.

Joint initiatives 22 November, Welwyn Garden City 'A target-driven NHS - opportunities for joint initiatives' is the title of an evening event arranged by the Pharmaceutical Marketing Society.

Details: Vivien Bennett, 01403-264 898.

Suppliers' forum 23 November, Birmingham The NHS Information Authority is holding a workshop to describe its approaches to the development and implementation of the UK standard clinical product reference source.

Details: David Tutcher, 07733-225 655.

Clinical networks 23 November, London Speakers at the NHS Confederation conference on 'Clinical networks: distraction or powerful new way of managing?' include national clinical director for coronary heart disease Dr Roger Boyle and Greater Glasgow health board public health director Harry Burns.

Details: Paul Matthews, 020-7929 7261.