Published: 20/12/2001, Volume III, No.5786 Page 35

Items are entered free for public sector, voluntary and professional organisations, but we need at least six weeks' notice of your event. Please send details to Uli Jaeger, HSJ , Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7EJ. Fax: 020-7874 0254.

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NHS Direct 11 January, London

The second NHS Direct London research conference is organised by the Immediate Access Project and NHS Direct Central London and Anglia Network. Topics include the evaluation of the national exemplar programme for integration of out-of-hours care, problems and possibilities in the research of NHS Direct, training and retention of NHS Direct nurses, patient empowerment or dependency, and the evaluation of the NHS Direct interpreting service.

Details: Marilyn Peters, 020-7848 5710.

Skills in care 16-17 January, Leicester

An Age Concern training course on 'Management skills in care' is designed for people from the care sector who wish to develop and/or build on their existing management skills, as well as new and prospective managers who need some formal training to enhance their skills and experience.

Details: Paula Morgan, 01543-503 660.

Modern flight medicine 21 January, London

The Royal Society of Medicine is holding a conference on 'Flights of hazard' for medical specialists, representatives of the airlines and travellers to debate some of the most controversial issues in modern flight medicine: health risks of flying, including deep vein thrombosis, 'air rage', and the possibility of infectious diseases circulating in recycled cabin air.

Details: Rosamund Snow, 020-7290 2900.

Housing management 22 January, London

'On-the-spot housing management: a quick fix?' is a seminar on new ideas for social housing, organised by Room, the National Council for Housing and Planning.

Contributors include senior housing officer at South Yorkshire housing association Helen Spooner, director designate at Peak Valley housing association Julie Fadden, and Kate Forrester, regional housing manager at Manchester and District housing association.

Details: Mary Murphy, 020-7251 2363.

Violence in pregnancy 25 January, Coventry

A one-day Midwives Information and Resource Service study day on 'Domestic violence in pregnancy'will address issues such as partnership-working with police, social services and other agencies, legal perspectives, child protection, maternal mortality, and clinical guidelines for midwifery practice.

Details: sales department, 0800-581 009.

PCT finances 5 February, London

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is holding a lunchtime lecture on 'The first 90 days of a primary care trust' at which Jackie Brown and Mark Day, two PCT finance directors, will offer their experiences on the establishment of PCTs.

Details: Kevin Parker, 020-7396 5877.

Leadership in public health 6 February, Birmingham

A seminar on 'Leadership in public health: everybody's business?' is organised by Birmingham University's health services management centre. The event will explore different models of leadership, using a mixture of presentations of personal perspectives, workshop discussions and plenary debate.

Details: Ingrid Leeman, 0121-414 7058.