Introduction to advocacy 29 November, London

A Carers UK's course aimed at equipping advocates on behalf of carers with the skills they need entitled 'Advocacy: Introduction'.

Details: Chris Hockley, 020-7566 7632.

Crisis resolution 29 November, Bristol

Timely access to appropriate care for mental health service users will be a key topic at a Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health conference entitled 'Developing crisis resolution and home treatment services'.

Details: Karen Lothian, 020-7827 8384

Workforce development 3 December, Manchester

The Greater Manchester Workforce Development Confederation's annual conference, 'Developing Tomorrow's Health Care Workforce', will enable managers to find out more about the organisation's impact on the local health and social care economy.

Details: Cathy Stuart, 0161-237 3690

Art and health 4 December, Salford

The Socialist Health Association is holding an evening public meeting on 'Art and health'.

Details: Martin Rathfelder, 0870-013 0065.

Management in care 4-5 December, Manchester

A two-day Age Concern conference, 'Management and Skills in Care', is designed for people from the care sector who are entering a management role.

Details: Paula Morgan 01543 503660.

Personnel issues 5 December, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire

Health managers are invited to attend a meeting of the Pay and Workforce Research Members Club Plus, where issues for human resources and personnel staff will be discussed, including employment law and pay.

Details: Becky Bird, 01423-720200.

Research dissemination 6 December, Dundee

Scotland's nursing and midwifery practice development unit - in collaboration with the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting - is hosting a conference on 'Education for Practice Events' to disseminate the findings of three major board research commissions, and to share the outcomes of small-scale research projects and study tours.

Details: Ros Gardiner, 0131-226 7371.

Children with disabilities 10 December, London; 26 February, York

The Council for Disabled Children and the National Children's Bureau are running two one-day conferences entitled 'Getting in on the Act: promoting access and inclusion for disabled children'. They will focus on the implications for children's services of recent changes to the law affecting the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, and the national service framework.

Details: NCB conferences 020-7843 6040/2.

Serious untoward events 11 December, Manchester

This British Association of Medical Managers meeting on coping with serious untoward events will benefit clinicians in management roles. It will address the difficulties of dealing with patients, families, the press and practitioners and look at disciplinary issues.

Details: BAMM, 0161-474 1141.