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9–12 December 2002: Techniques and Applications of Molecular Biology: A Course for Medical Practitioners. A four day residential course for those in the medical profession wishing to improve their understanding of the principles and applications of genetic engineering techniques. Details: Dr Charlotte Moonan, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (tel 024 7652 3540; fax 024 7652 3701; email).
Royal Society of Medicine Conferences
28 November 2002: Privacy in Health Research. This meeting will be in association with the Nuffield Trust, who will reporting on their new data privacy project.
29 November 2002: Shaken Baby Syndrome. This meeting looks at the current controversy, the latest research, and ways of diagnosing and treating children who have been abused in this way.
10 December 2002: Key Advances in Breast Cancer. This conference will debate recent controversies and oncologists, GPs, surgeons, and researchers will present the most important advances in breast cancer therapy and assess the effects on the future of treatment.
13 December 2002: Men’s Sexual Health. This meeting looks at impotence and other sexual dysfunction, and a range of male sexual problems from STDs to prostate cancer, the effect of sex on the heart, and the male menopause.
For details of any of the above conferences contact Rosamund Snow at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE (fax 020 7290 2992; web www.rsm.ac.uk/press).