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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;waddingham{at}compuserve.com

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>)

CHEST 1998 (19th World Congress on Diseases of the Chest)

8–12 November 1998, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Further details: American College of Chest Physicians Member Services, Education Department, 3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062, USA. (Tel +1 847 498 1400; fax +1 847 498 5460; registration{at}chestnet.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 Paradise maiden 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)

Addressing Tobacco in Managed Care 2nd Annual Conference

31 January–2 February 1999, San Diego, California, USA

Further details: Linda Schuessler, American Association of Health Plans, 1129 20th Street, NW,Suite 600, Washington DC 20036-3421, USA. (Tel +1 770 8017144;linda.schuessler{at}prudential.com; <www.aahp.org> (select “Initiatives”))

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 Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. (Fax +34 28 37 31 39; tobacco99{at}secretary.scs.rcanaria.es; <www.tobacco99{at}scs.rcanaria.es>

4th Annual Meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

25–27 February 1999, Chicago, Illinois

Further details: Kitty McAndrews. (Tel +1 312 243 2000; tb{at}alamc.org)

Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

5–7 March 1999, San Diego, California, USA

Further details: Joy Schmitz, SRNT. (Tel +1 713 500 2867; fax +1 713 500 2849;jschmitz.utmsinwm{at}msi66.msi.uth.tm.edu)

Workshop on State-of-the-Art Smoking Cessation Interventions

11–12 March 1999, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Further details: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (Tel +1 317 2748353)

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)

American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society International Conference

23–28 April 1999, San Diego, California, USA

Further details: American Thoracic Society, 1740 Broadway, New York, New York 10019-4374, USA (tel +1 212 315 8780) or European Respiratory Society, 60 rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris, France (fax +33 14 544 3411)

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)

4th European Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

4th Swedish Quality Development and Leadership (QUL) Conference

25–27 May 1999, Stockholm, Sweden

Further details: Marchella Mitchell, British Medical Association, Conference Unit, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP, United Kingdom. (Tel +44 0171 383 6478, fax +44 0171 383 6869; MMitchell{at}bma.org.uk)

XIII Congresos Integrados Latinoamericanos de Cancerologia

20–24 September 1999, Havana, Cuba

Further details: JJ Marinello, Sociedad Cubana de Oncología, Radioterapiay Medicina Nuclear, ConsejoNacional de Sociedades Científicas, L #406 entre23 y 25, Vedado, Ciudad Habana, Cuba. (Fax +537 32 8480; Marinelo{at}fis.sld.cu)

11th World Tobacco Symposium and Tradefair

18–20 October 1999, Beijing, China

Further details: World Tobacco, Queensway House, 2 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1QS, UK. (Tel +44 1737 768611; fax +44 1737 556470; tobacco{at}dmg.co.uk)

11th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

6–10 August 2000, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Further details: Conference Secretariat Manager, American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA. (Tel +1 312 464 5159; fax +1 312 464 4111;11thWCTOH{at}ama-assn.org)

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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