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5th Annual Conference on Self Directed Learning in General Practice
24 April 2001: London, UK Organised by the Open Learning Unit, University College London, and sponsored by theBritish Medical Journal. The conference will be organised around the themes of:
Web based learning resources for self directed learning The day will be based around small group workshops, with some offering hands-on training in the use of online learning resources. Places will therefore be strictly limited and allocated on a first come, firstserved basis. For further detailsplease contact Marcia Rigby on, tel +44 (0)20 7288 3246, +44 (0)20 7281 8004. A web site is in preparation.
Research Training and the Young Clinician
26 April 2001: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh For further details contact Ms Eileen Strawn on +44 (0)131 225 7324 (tel), +44 (0)131 225 4393 (fax), www.rcpe.ac.uk.or visit the web site at
Whittington Hospital and Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine Conference Unit MRCP Part II (PACES) Communication Skills and Ethics—2 day course
21–22 May 2001: Whittington Hospital, London, UKThe course involves: • History taking • Information giving • Breaking bad news • Ethics This is a workshop based course for the new MRCP clinical examination and facilitators include communication skills specialists and MRCP examiners. The cost is £500. For further details and a booking form please contact Kate Stephens, CHIME, 4th Floor Holborn Union Building, Archway Campus, Highgate Hill, London N19 3UA (tel: 020 7288 3134; email:). (Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, Registered Charity No 313355, Registered in England No 721213)