PHARMACY OF THE FUTURE 19 May, Birmingham MEL Research and Aston University's school of pharmacy are organising Pharmacy in the 21st century: where next? Details: Stacey Sadler, 0121-604 4664.

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE 20 May, London Medical negligence: the expert's report is a one-day advanced training and medical negligence seminar, organised by AVMA in association with Cloisters. Details: Bond Solon Training, 0171-925 0330.

WORKING WITH SERVICE USERS 21 May, Bracknell Pat Doorbar & Associates are holding a day on Consultation, involvement and action: working in partnership with service users aimed at health service managers, doctors, senior nurses and professionals allied to medicine. Details: Mary Tudor-Williams, 01489-583847.

DEVOLUTION AND HEALTH 22 May, London Devolution and health is a Centre for Professional Development event. Details: Dominic Wilkins, 0171-288 3352.

CANCER NEEDS 29 May, Hull A one-day conference on Meeting the psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their families has been arranged by East Riding Cancer Services Alliance.

Speakers include Lesley Fallowfield of University College London's medical school and Peter Harvey of the Birmingham Oncology Centre. Details: Rosemary Thorpe, 01482-806009.

DISEASE MANAGEMENT 29 May, London Roy Lilley, visiting fellow at Imperial College's management school, will chair a Capita conference on Disease management. Details: Alix Crawford, 0171-222 5110.

IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH 3 June, London The forgotten agenda? Improving the quality of acute mental health inpatient care is the last of a series of participatory one-day conferences organised by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health. Details: The Conference Unit, 0171-403 8790.

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