Alcohol conference

30 March, Birmingham Alcohol Concern is holding a one-day conference to launch a national network for those working with young people with drink problems. Details: Carole Sired/Rachel Morley, 020-7928 7377.

Risk management

30-31 March, Birmingham A collaborative conference on ‘Risk management and governance’ organised by the NHS Executive, Birmingham University, University College London and Alarm. Details: Joan Jones, 0121-414 3086.

Best dementia care

31 March, Bedfordshire ‘Best practice in dementia care’ offers a chance to learn from service models practised by Cambridgeshire social services and Waltham Forest social services. Details: Ruth Yule, 01223-712465.

HIV working party

31 March, London The Royal College of General Practitioners is holding an ‘HIV working party event’. Details: RCGP, 020-7581 3232

Public health

31 March, London Professor David Hunter is chairing a Gate House conference on ‘Improving public health: where are we now?’. Details: 020-7420 3533/3530.

Quality through learning 5 April onwards A national one-day learning events series organised by the Institute of Healthcare Management and focusing on organisational change, raising standards, and developing alliances and partnerships. Details: Tracey Greenaway, 020-7460 7634.

Strategic future

4-5 April, London NHS Estates’ NHS ProCure 21 sem inar is par t of Publ ic Sec tor Expo 2000 to introduce the Department of Health’s future strategy on the procurement of health buildings. Details: Anne Grace, 0113-254 7094.

Disciplinary cases

5 April, Harrogate A Pay and Workforce Research learning club event will look at disciplinary cases against consultants and the resource implications for private and public sector hospitals. Details: Lynn Henshelwood, 01423-720211.

Picture archives

5-8 April, Cardiff A healthcare management forum entitled ‘Practical implementation of picture archive communication systems for NHS trusts’ for radiologists and healthcare managers organised by the department of radiology, University Hospital of Wales trust. Details: conference administration office, 01784-419994.

Endoscopy conference

6 April, London ‘Endoscopy consensus’ is a conference hosted by the National Patients’Access Team. Topics for discussion include referral protocols and demand management. Details: Margaret Atkins, 020 8743 7137.