Seminars & Conferences

Thursday, April 28. Webinar: Secrets to negotiating trial budgets and compensating primary investigators
1 p.m. 016 Classroom, Health Sciences Library, Weiskotten Hall. Al Peters, president of BlueTheory Clinical Trials, will discuss budgets, reimbursements, pass through items, screen failure negotiation, payment models, contract tips, communication strategies and account receivable management. Email Danielle Doll, dolld@upstate.edu to attend.
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Thursday, April 28. HealthLink seminar. Advances in the systemic treatment of prostate cancer
5 to 6 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Bernard J. Poiesz, MD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss the recent advances in the treatment of prostate cancer. Presented with the Upstate Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group. Free. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Tuesdays, May 3 & 10. Employee Development Training workshop for non-supervisory employees
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classroom A/B, Community Campus. Topics include communication skills, creating and maintaining harmony in the workplace, teamwork, tools for resolving conflict with others. Register at Human Resources, keyword: series.
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Tuesday, May 3. HealthLink seminar. Aging Mastery Program
1 to 2 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. The program will inform, encourage and support adults through the aging process. Classes explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, nutrition and hydration, financial fitness, medications, advance planning, relationships, balance and community engagement. Light refreshments will be served. Limited space. Presented with the National Council on Aging. This introductory session will be followed with a 10-week program beginning July 12. Registration is required. Call 464-6555 to register.
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Thursday, May 5. HealthLink seminar. Am I at risk for stroke?
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St. Liverpool. Julius Gene S. Latorre, MD, MPH, director, Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center, will discuss stroke risk factors and how to recognize stroke. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Saturday, May 7. HealthLink seminar. Adult Sleep Teaching Day
8 a.m. to noon. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Upstate’s Antonio Culebras, MD, Dragos Manta, MD, Anna Fermin, MD, and Officer David Giocondo of the NYS University Police, will discuss symptoms of sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, how over-the-counter drugs affect sleep, and issues of driving with sleep disorders. Register at Upstate Sleep or call 487-5337 by Thursday, May 5.
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Monday, May 9. HealthLink seminar. Lower back pain and spinal stenosis
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. William Lavelle, MD, Upstate Orthopedics, will speak on the causes of and treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back that may cause pain, numbness, or weakness, most often in the legs, feet, and buttocks. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, May 12. HealthLink seminar. Osteoporosis: the endocrine perspective
6 to 7 p.m. The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Rd. Jennifer Kelly, DO, Upstate Joslin Diabetes Center, will discuss current management of osteoporosis, including available medications and their side effects. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Tuesday, May 10. Hot Topics in Research lecture
Noon to 1 p.m. 4507 Setnor Academic Building. Christopher Miller, PharmD, will offer an investigational drug service overview. The lecture is open to clinical research associates and study team members. R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 6 to cerror@upstate.edu.
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Wednesday, May 11. Diversity Lecture Series. Stopping sexual violence: a bystander approach to intervention and culture change
Noon to 1:30 p.m. 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Presented by Tiffany Brec and Meaghan Greeley, Vera House. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 464-5234.
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Thursday, May 12. CNY Biotech Cultivate Program. Building the next great Upstate company
3 to 4:30 p.m. CNY Biotech Center, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. Nasir Ali, CEO of Upstate Venture Connect, will present. Upstate Venture Connect is a non-profit organization building a highly connected entrepreneur network across Upstate communities. Ali also leads the Seed Capital Fund of CNY and StartFast Venture Accelerator. He oversees a portfolio of more than 30 companies that have raised more than $80 million of investment capital to-date. To R.S.V.P., email cnybac@upstate.edu.
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Monday, May 16; Thursday, May 26. Workshop. Upstate Stars: the value of recognition and appreciation
• Downtown Campus. 9 to 10:30 a.m. 11405 A/B, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
• Community Campus. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Classroom A/B, Community Campus.
Topics include benefits and impact of recognition; types of informal recognition; techniques for providing effective recognition and appreciation; recognition tools for immediate application; innovative ways to recognize employees/co-workers; and Upstate Stars website information. To register, visit Human Resources, keyword: stars, click search.
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Monday May 16. HealthLink seminar. Ten steps to better bone health
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, GCS, CDE, Upstate Medical University, will discuss how people with low bone density and osteoporosis can benefit from physical activity and exercise to prevent and recover from fractures by improving or maintaining bone density, improving posture, and preventing falls through better balance. Trends and exercise safety will be addressed. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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May 17, 25; June 1, 14, 28. Course for managers and supervisors. Navigating transitions in the workplace
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1st floor conference room, HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Attendees will examine their own experiences and attitudes about change and learn concepts and models for thinking about change. To register, visit Human Resources. Presented by the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations.
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Friday, May 13. Faculty Toolbox workshop. Inside out: know yourself to succeed in teams
Noon to 1 p.m. 1507/1508 Setnor Academic Building. Presented by Melissa Ko, MD, medical director, Ambulatory Care, Upstate Medical University. Ko is a board member and Fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS). She is involved in legislative and patient advocacy via the Government Relations Committee for the American Academy of Neurology and NANOS. She was selected and attended both the AAMC Early Career and Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development seminars and this presentation is drawn from those sessions. Open to Upstate faculty. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Register by May 6 by contacting Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu or 464-1681. Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.
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Thursday, May 19. HealthLink seminar. Seizure disorders in children
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Leigh Wilson, MS, PNP, Upstate Medical University, will discuss seizures and treatments for children with a focus on school issues for children who have seizure disorders. She will also address  how the condition impacts a child’s ability to attend and progress in school. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Monday, May 23. HealthLink seminar. Shoulder pain
6 to 7 p.m. Baldwinsville YMCA, 8040 River Rd., Baldwinsville. Kevin Setter, MD, Upstate Bone and Joint Center, will discuss the latest treatment options— including arthroplasty — to repair the joint and improve or restore range of motion. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, May 25. Hot Topics in Research lecture
Noon to 1 p.m. 3111 Weiskotten Hall. Nicholas Greco, PhD, Upstate Cord Blood Bank, will discuss the expanding role of cord blood in regenerative medicine. The lecture is open to investigators and research faculty. R.S.V.P. by Monday, May 23 to cerror@upstate.edu.
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Wednesdays, May 25 through June 29. HealthLink seminar. Learn to manage your chronic condition for free
1 to 3:30 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Certified Peer Leaders Sue Stowell and Harriet Mark will present. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is an evidence-based, peer-led health program for adults 18+ with any type of ongoing health condition. Each session complements the health care participants may already be receiving. The CDSMP will enhance a person’s ability to manage his/her health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Participants receive a free book and CD. Limited space. Registration is required. Call 464-6555 to register.
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Thursday, May 26. HealthLink seminar. Women and stroke
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Michelle Vallelunga, RN, MS, CNRN, Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center, will discuss how to recognize a stroke in women, what to do if you think someone is having a stroke and how to reduce risk.  Learn about a stroke support group. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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