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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:

  • Revalidation

  • 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 m.rigby{at}, 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), e.strawn{at} 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: k.stephens{at} (Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, Registered Charity No 313355, Registered in England No 721213)

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