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Sure Start 25 October, Birmingham MEL Research is running a seminar, 'Designing family-led Sure Start projects', to help all agencies and staff involved in the Sure Start initiative.

Details: Julia Riley,0121-604 4664.

Osteoporosis advice 27 October, London The National Osteoporosis Society primary care group advisory forum is holding a meeting for GPs and board members of PCGs, primary care trusts and LHGs who are implementing or considering an osteoporosis strategy.

Details: Diana Wicks,01761-471 771.

Fraud management 27 October, London A CIPFA better governance and counter fraud forum seminar on 'From government to governance'will concentrate on the issues of corporate governance and fraud management.

Details: Sandra Moss,01245-400 255.

Occupational health matters 30 October, London Staffordshire University is organising an 'Occupational health matters in general practice' seminar for GPs, practice managers and others. This how-to-do-it event includes drawing up a personal development plan around learning on occupational healthcare.

Details: Jackie Redhead,01785-353 758.

Modernising dentistry 30 October, London 'Modernising NHS dentistry: implementing the NHS plan' is a national conference hosted by the Department of Health and the NHS Confederation. Speakers include junior health minister Lord Hunt.

Details: NHS Confederation,0121-414 1536.

Smoking cessation 30 October, Nottingham Nottingham health action zone's 'New Leaf ' smoking cessation service is hosting a one-day conference on 'Sharing success'to focus on the development of smoking cessation services around the country through presentations and workshops.

Details: PR Principles,0115-958 0403.

Primary care futures 31 October, London Health minister John Denham will give the keynote presentation at a conference to mark the launch of a new paper on 'Primary care futures: delivering the NHS Plan', organised by Birmingham University's health services management centre.

Details: Ingrid Leeman,0121-414 7058.

Challenging behaviour 31 October, Birmingham 'Coping with aggression and challenging behaviour' is a Young Minds programme discussing how to avoid or diffuse potentially difficult situations, including definitions, causes and precipitation factors, escalation, defusing techniques, outcomes, general safety strategies and assertive communication.

Details: Amanda Bishop,020-7336 8445.

Annual conference 31 October - 2 November, Harrogate This year's National Association of Primary Care annual conference topic is 'From policy to practice'.

Details: Maggie Marum or Alex Whitworth,020-7636 1677/7228.