The Department of Health and Social Security is sponsoring a conference on ‘Mental Illness in Primary Care Settings’ which will be held at the Institute of Psychiatry on 17 and 18 July 1984. The conference is being organized by the General Practice Research Unit. Topics will include classification, screening, treatment effectiveness, patterns of collaboration, international developments and future trends for research and policy. Although attendance will be by invitation only, limited places may be available. Those interested should contact Dr D. G. Wilkinson, General Practice Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ, from whom further information is available.