Mark your calendar for these conferences

Conferences offer networking opportunities, ideas to improve programs, and learning about newly released research outcomes. Follow ing is a list of conferences that may be beneficial to patient education managers. Because some were in the planning stages when this issue went to press, the details are not always complete, so please contact the organization directly for further information.

• Cancer, Culture and Literacy: Future Directions for Health Education & Promotion — May 4-6, Clearwater Beach, FL. Cost: $225; if application is postmarked after April 10, $325. Sponsor: H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute Education Program, Tampa, FL. For more information, contact: Susan Easter, Moffit Cancer Center Education Program. Telephone: (813) 632-1775. Fax: (813) 979-3874. E-mail: Web site:

• Health Education by the Sea — Oct. 5-6, Otter Rock, OR. Cost: $135. For more information, contact: Loretta Glaze, North Lincoln Hospital, 3042 N.E. 28th St., Lincoln City, OR 97367. Telephone: (541) 996-7113. Fax: (541) 996-7219. E-mail: glazlo@

• Health Care Educators Conference — Oct. 20-22, New Orleans. Cost: $385 for HCEA members; $475 for nonmembers. Sponsor: Health Care Education Association, Philadelphia. For more information, contact: Beth Miller, HCEA, 1211 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Telephone: (888) 298-3861.