Seminars & Conferences

Thursday, Aug. 13. HealthLink seminar. Snoring, sleep and behavior issues
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by Zafer Soulton, MD, Upstate Medical University. Learn why a sleep study may help determine underlying sleep issues and why treating sleep disorders in children may help with behavior problems. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Monday, Aug. 17. HealthLink seminar. Weight loss options: when is surgery an option?
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Casey Hammerle, MS, RN, CBN, Upstate University Hospital Community Campus, will discuss how weight loss surgery can improve overall health, especially for those who are battling diabetes and/or heart disease. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Monday, Aug. 24. HealthLink seminar. Vitamins and herbal supplements
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Sarabeth Wojnowicz, PharmD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss vitamins and supplements that provide benefits, which ones may waste money or interact with medications. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, Aug. 26. Development training workshop. Essentials of supervision: Gauging your supervisory skills
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 10405 Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Topics include self-assessment and review of awareness in guiding and organizing the work; developing staff; managing performance and relations. Register at Human Resources, keyword: gauging.
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Wednesday, Sept. 9. Continuing education program. Connected health: preparing for virtual health care
Program: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Social hour: 6 to 7 p.m. Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, 801 University Ave., Syracuse. The program, for all health care and IT professionals, will focus on infusing technologies (EHRs, e-health, patient portals and virtual worlds) to support interprofessional education and practice. Keynote address provided by Diane Skiba, PhD, University of Colorado College of Nursing. Skiba will discuss the future of nursing as it relates to how technology is changing the culture of health care. 1.5 contact hours provided by the Institute for Continuing Nursing Education at Upstate. Presented by Upstate’s College of Nursing.
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Thursday, Oct. 22. 15th Annual Critical Care Nursing symposium: innovations in care
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Driver’s Village, 5885 E. Circle Drive, Cicero. Topics include: the Ebola outbreak in Liberia: a personal experience; mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome; toxicology; examining nursing’s unique contributions to health care; and impacting outcomes by returning to the basics. Contact hours provided by the Upstate Medical University Institute for Continuing Nursing Education. For more information or to register, visit symposium.
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Saturday, Oct. 17. American Physician Scientists Association 2015 northeast regional meeting
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ninth floor, Weiskotten Hall. The Upstate MD/PhD program with the support of the College of Graduate Studies, College of Medicine, and President’s Office, will host this meeting that is open to anyone with an interest in becoming a physician scientists. In particular, MD/PhD students, DO/PhDs, MD or Dos who are interested in research pathways or current PhD students with an interest in medical school. Register by Aug. 17 to give a poster or oral presentation at the meeting, To register or for more information, visit meeting. Registration fees are not required.
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