Patient Rights in America: Emergence, Effect, Enforcement and Enhancement. April 7-8. Boston. Sponsored by Health Law Depart ment, Boston University School of Public Health. Contact the Health Law Department. Phone: (617) 638-4626. Web: sph/lw.

The Human Genome Project: Science, Law, and Social Change in the 21st Century. May 11-12. Cambridge, MA. Sponsored by American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. Contact Lisa Bears, Director of Conferences, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 765 Commonwealth Ave., 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02215. Phone: (617) 262-4490, ext. 12. Fax: (617) 437-7596. Registration forms available on-line at

Ethics in Research Training, May 15-18. Tampa, FL. An intensive training course focusing on behav ioral health services. Sponsored by National Institutes of Health and University of South Florida. Contact Kelly M. Lyon, Coordi nator, Education and Training, Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, University of South Florida. Phone: (813) 974-7623. Fax: (813) 974-9327. E-mail: Web: http:// www.fmhi.usf. edu/mhlp/ethics/ethics.html.

Palliative Medicine Goes Mainstream. June 26-July 1. Atlanta. Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Contact Bob Arnold, MD. Phone: (412) 692-4810. E-mail:

The Third Annual International Bioethics Retreat. Sept. 12–16. Pembroke College, Cam bridge, England. Sponsored by Loyola Uni ver sity of Chicago’s Joint Medical Program, the Human Rights Center at University of Califor -nia Berkeley, and Cambridge University Press. Con tact Doris Thomasma, Retreat Coordinator, Loyola Univer sity of Chicago, Medical Human ities Pro gram, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60l53 USA. Phone: (708) 327-9200. Fax: (708) 327-9202. E-mail: