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Relatives groups 6 September, London The Relatives and Residents Association is holding a training workshop on 'Running relatives groups in nursing and residential homes' for managers, staff, relatives and friends of people in homes to share experiences and discuss roles, problems and ideas. Details: Julia Burton-Jones, 020-7692 4303.

Medical ethics 9 September, Newcastle upon Tyne The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health is arranging a medical ethics conference. Among the topics to be discussed are medical ethics: what, why and how? ; the government's response to cloning technology; should parents be allowed to genetically enhance their own children?; and the Human Rights Act and health law. Details: Sophie Blackham, 020-7630 0121 ext 210.

Children with asthma 15 September, 25-27 October, 24 November, 19 January, Cornwall Cornwall and Isles of Scilly health authority is organising a series of events for health visitors, district nurses, doctors and managers, based on the results of its work on improving the health of children with asthma, which rewarded the HA with beacon status. Details: Julia Tibbett, 01326-316496.

Myocardial infarction 28 September, London 'Measurement of clinical outcomes: practical approaches to monitoring care in acute myocardial infarction' is a one-day conference sponsored by the clinical effectiveness and evaluation unit of the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine.Dame Deirdre Hine, chair of the Commission for Health Improvement, will give the keynote speech. Details: conference office, 020-7935 1174 ext 252/300/436.

Consultant management 28 September, Manchester 'Managing people and building teams' is the first of a four-day development programme on essential management skills for consultants, organised by Manchester Centre for Healthcare Management. Sessions will be participative and will incorporate a combination of active learning, discussion groups and simulation exercises. Details: Linda Ingle, 0161-275 2911.

Mental health 29-30 September, York The title of this year's Community Mental Health Management Association annual conference is 'Mental health - leadership and change'. Details: Robert Quick, 0114-251 4244.

Community health 2 October, Birmingham 'Improving health in the community: translating policy into action' is a workshop held by Birmingham University's health services management centre looking at how local authority community plans relate to other relevant areas of social policy and focus on making sense of government policy. Details: Debbie Styer, 0121-414 7052.