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Law and care15 November, Birmingham

Birmingham University's health services management centre is holding a workshop on 'The law governing the care and treatment of mentally disordered patients in primary and secondary care', focusing on consent to treatment by self-harming patients. Details: Joan Jones, 0121-414 3086.

Long-term care15 November, London

This year's annual conference on long-term care, organised by the Relatives & Residents Association, has health minister John Hutton as a speaker.Details: Eve Thomas, 0171-692 4302.

Osteoporosis16 November, London

'Evidence-based medicine and osteoporosis' is a symposium organised by East London University's department of health sciences to discuss new evidence for clinically effective management of osteoporosis. Details: Key Advances, 0181-223 4946.

Patient care17 November, LondonDrugs and Therapeutic Bulletin,

published by the Consumers' Association, is organising a seminar on 'Looking after patients who won't look after themselves'.Details: Kerry Little, 0171-830 7571.Growing up 18 November, York

The UK anti-drugs co-ordinator Keith Hellawell is speaking at a conference for health and social care professionals on 'The turbulence of adolescence', arranged by York University 's department of health studies. Details: Helen Hoad, 01904-435 131.

Primary care trusts18 November, Manchester

'Primary care trusts: realising the future' is a conference organised by the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association to explore PCTs' responsibilities, development and training issues, and the implications for community practitioners. Details: Profile Productions, 0181-832 7311.

Mental health serv ices

18 November, London 27 January, London

Gate House has organised a one-day workshop on 'Involving service users in the planning, implementation, managing and monitoring of mental health services'. Details: Lindsay Aitken, 0171-420 3533.

Aut ism18 November, London

The Allergy Research Foundation is holding a one-day meeting on 'Autism: an allergic disease?' Details: Middlesex Hospital,0171-504 9351.

Health promotion19 November, Sheffield

'Health promotion: the theoretical debate' is a Skills for Health conference on dilemmas in promoting public health. Details: Skills for Health, 0114-266 6011.

Difficult choices23-24 November, York

The British Association of Medical Managers is holding a conference on 'Strategic management and decision making in healthcare organisations'. Details: Caroline Kerr, 0161-474 1141.