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Full details of events to be included in the calendar should be sent to Anne Waddingham, technical editor, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, UK.

Cigar Smoking Health Risks: A State-of-the-Science Conference

15–16 June 1998, Washington, DC, USA

Further details: Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4251, USA. (Tel +1 404 329 7772)

XVI World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education

21–26 June 1998, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Further details: Conference Secretariat, XVI Conferencia Mundial de Promocion de la Salud y Educacion para la Salud, PO Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067. (Tel +1 787 274 0582; fax +1 787 754 6621; HIR_Arroyo{at}rcmaca.upr.clu.edu)

National Wellness Institute Annual Meeting

11–17 July 1998, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA

Further details: National Wellness Institute, 1300 College Court, PO 827, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481-0827, USA. (Tel +1 715 342 2969; fax +1 715 342 2979)

4th Annual Tobacco Use Prevention Summer Institute

26–31 July 1998, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Further details: G Morgan, Tobacco Use Prevention Training Program, 730 Bolin Creek, Suite 207, CB 8140, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-8140, USA. (Tel +1 919 966 5653; fax +1 919 966 0973; ginger_morgan{at}unc.edu)

1st International Meeting of Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

22–23 August 1998, Copenhagen, Denmark

Further details: J Woodward, 401 Jefferson Street, Suite 205, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA. (Tel +1 301 251 9133; fax +1 301 280 6749; emigeninfo{at}srnt.org)

17th UICC International Cancer Congress

24–28 August 1998, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Further details: c/o Congrex do Brasil, Rua do Ouvidor, 60 grupo 413, 20040-030 Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil. (Tel +5521 224 6080; fax +55 21 231 1492; info{at}uicc.ch)

International Health Promotion Conference

23–25 September, Cardiff, UK

Further details: A Price, International Conference Office, Health Promotion Wales, Ffynnon Las, Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF4 5DZ, UK. (Tel +44 1222 681287; fax +44 1222 756000; Conference.98{at}hpw.wales.nhs.uk; <www.hpw.org.uk/conf98/index.htm>)

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention IV

29 September–2 October 1998, London, UK

Further details: The Secretariat, Hampton Medical Conferences Ltd, 127 High Street, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8HH, UK. (Tel +44 181 977 0011; fax +44 181 977 0055;hmc{at}btinternet.com)

Fourth Annual Great Lakes Tobacco Control Conference

1–2 October 1998, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Further details: Jeanne Knopf DeRoche, The Knopf Company, 1126 South Main Street, Plymouth, Michigan 48170, USA. (Tel +1 734 455 4343; fax +1 734 455 0015; knopf{at}oeonline.com)

The Lancet Conference on The Challenge of Stroke

15–16 October 1998, Montreal, Canada

Further details: The Editor (Lancet Stroke Conference), The Lancet, 42 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3SL, UK. (Tel +44 171 436 4981; fax +44 171 637 3265;a.dillon{at}elsevier.co.uk) or The Lancet, 245 West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. (Tel +1 212 633 3800; fax +1 212 633 3850)

Third European Conference on Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease

16–18 October 1998, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

Further details: The Secretariat, Hampton Medical Conferences Ltd, 127 High Street, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8HH, UK. (Tel +44 181 977 0011; fax +44 181 977 0055;hmc{at}btinternet.com)

tabexpo 98 Geneva”

19–22 October 1998, Geneva, Switzerland

Further details: David Eckles,tabexpo Coalition (Tobacco Journal International, Tobacco Reporter, and Carlton International Exhibitions), Geneva, Switzerland. (Tel +44 1 306 885 829; fax: +44 1 306 881 903)

3rd International Congress for Lung Cancer

31 October–4 November 1998, Rhodes, Greece

Further details: M Nicolaidou, Amphitrion Congress Organisation Bureau, Athens, Greece. (Fax +30 1 924 9836)

2nd Balkan Congress of Oncology

3–8 November 1998, Izmir, Turkey

Further details: Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Radiation Oncology Department, Izmir, Turkey. (Fax +90 232 339 1037; anacak{at}tipfac.ege.edu.tr)

23rd Congress of the European Society of Medical Oncology

7–10 November 1998, Athens, Greece

Further details: European Society of Medical Oncology, Lugano, Switzerland. (Tel +41 93 613 172)

American Heart Association Meeting

8–11 November 1998, Dallas, Texas, USA

Further details: DH Hafner 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231-4596, USA. (Tel +1 214 373 6300; fax +1 214 373 3406; <www.ambrt.org>)

International Union Against Cancer No Smoking Day

19 November 1998

Further details: International Union Against Cancer, Geneva, Switzerland. (Fax +41 22 809 18 10;education{at}uicc.ch)

20th Anniversary Conference on Patient Education

19–22 November 1998, Orlando, Florida, USA

Further details: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (Tel +1 800 274 2237 ext. 4510); or American Academy of Family Physicians (Tel +1 800 274 2237 ext. 5534.)

5th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health

23–26 November 1998, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales, Philippines

Further details: Secretariat, MCPO Box 4960, Makati City 1289, Philippines. (Tel +632 812 3610; fax +632 812-3760; apact98{at}ibm.net)

World Conference on Global Lung Health

23–26 November 1998, Bangkok, Thailand

Further details: Secretariat of the Anti-tuberculosis Society of Thailand, 1281 Paholyothin Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. (Tel +66 2 270 1033; fax +66 2 271 1547)

Carnival Cruise Lines’ MS Paradisemaiden voyage to the western Caribbean

World’s first 100% smoke-free cruise ship

6–13 December 1998, from Miami, Florida, USA

Further details: David, Carlson Wagonlit Travel. (Tel +1 619 482 2940)

6th International Congress on Oral Cancer

15–18 February 1999, New Delhi, India

Further details: AK Varma, New Delhi, India (Fax +91 11 694 4472)

2nd European Conference on Tobacco or Health

23–27 February 1999, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

Further details: Secretary, Domingo J Navarro 1, 4o P, Of. 5, 35002 Las PalmasdeGran Canaria, Spain. (Fax +34 28 37 31 39; tobacco99{at}secretary.scs.rcanaria.es; <www.tobacco99{at}scs.rcanaria.es>

American College of Preventive Medicine Meeting

18–21 March 1999, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Further details: H Keimowitz, 1660 L St NW, Suite 206, Washington DC, USA. (Tel +1 202 466 2044; fax +1 202 466 2662; info{at}acpm.org)

90th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

10–14 April 1999, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Further details: AACR, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Fax +1 215 440 9313; aacr{at}aacr.org)

2nd World Conference for Cancer Organizations

19–23 May 1999, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Further details: L DeSandre, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4251, USA. (Tel +1 404 329 7772; Fax +1 404 728 0133; ldesandr{at}cancer.org)

XIII Congresos Integrados Latinoamericanos de Cancerologia

20–24 September 1999, Havana, Cuba

Further details: JJ Marinello, Sociedad Cubana de Oncología, Radioterapia y Medicina Nuclear, Consejo Nacional de Sociedades Científicas, L #406 entre 23 y 25, Vedado, Ciudad Habana, Cuba. (Fax +537 32 8480;Marinelo{at}fis.sld.cu)

11th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

6–10 August 2000, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Further details: Conference Secretariat, American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA. (Tel +1 312 464 4541; fax +1 312 464 4111)

UICC Conference on Cancer Control Issues in the Year 2000

8–9 September 2000, Seattle, Washington, USA

Further details: GP Murphy, Cancer Research Center, Northwest Hospital, Pacific Northwest Cancer Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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