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Myeloma conference

25-26 June, Manchester

Christie Hospital trust is holding the first UK myeloma conference on coping with the bone-destroying cancer. The conference will be followed by a special seminar for patients and families from Europe, the US and Canada.

Details: Christy Brown, 0131-557 3332.

Nursing celebration

27 June-1 July, London

The Royal College of Nursing is organising the 'International Council of Nurses' centennial celebration'. Nurses from 118 countries will reflect on nursing history and future nursing policies affecting practice world- wide. Attendance will include key speakers from the World Health Organisation, state and overseas governments, and leading health organisations.

Details: Brian French, 0171-647 3859.

Retirement Fellowship

28 June-2 July, Hayling Island

This year's NHS Retirement Fellowship annual conference and annual general meeting will be addressed by Professor Michael Schofield.

Details: Roger Titley, 01296-330471.

Psychiatrists' event

28 June-2 July, Birmingham

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' annual meeting will address the following themes: the family, co-morbidity and domestic violence, therapeutic developments, clinical governance, and collaboration, consent and psychiatric frontiers. Special lectures include 'Women's health at the turn of the millennium', 'Treating additions: can we learn something from the US?' and 'Psychiatric genetics'.

Details: external affairs department, 0171-235 2351 ext 127 or 154.

Crisis handling

29 June, London

'Medical and nursing negligence: crisis handling in the NHS' is a Gate House conference for NHS staff. The event looks at why court cases and complaints occur and discuss ways in which they can be efficiently handled and managed. Once aware of the causes of litigation and complaints, reflective risk management strategies can be put into place by staff and health organisations to avoid problems recurring.

Details: Joy Shepherd, 0171-420 3531/3533.

European meeting

30 June-2 July, Parma/Italy

'Managing healthcare across public-private boundaries', organised by the European Healthcare Management Association, includes international speakers from the US and the Netherlands as well as Catherine McLoughlin, chair of the NHS Confederation and chair of Bromley Health.

Details: Rena Dooley, 00353-1-283 9299.

Violence at work

30 June, Rotherham

A Pay and Workforce Research seminar on 'Getting to grips with violence at work' is targeted at HR professionals, operational managers, health and safety officers, staff-side representatives and any healthcare professionals who may find themselves in potentially violent situations.

Details: Ingrid Aitken, 01423-842643.