Seminars & Conferences

Saturday, Dec. 9. Reiki Level Two
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1st floor Conference Room, Upstate Cancer Center. Taught by Rob Crandall, Reiki master/teacher. Reiki is a holistic approach to wellbeing. The Spiritual Care Department will offer this class for those who wish to learn Reiki. Lunch will not be provided. A Reiki I certificate is required to take this class. Cost is $100, (includes textbook). Payment is due on the day of class. For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Spiritual Care Office at 315-464-4687 or email crandalr@upstate.edu.
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Monday, Dec. 11. CNY Biotech Accelerator Medical Device Innovation Challenge Pitch Program
9 to 11:30 a.m. CNYBAC’s Theater-in-the-MIND, 841 E. Fayette St. Syracuse. Free parking in lot behind the building. The six startup companies accepted into the program have been working with their mentors to promote commercialization of their innovation and seek investment and partner interest. A light reception will be held following the Pitch Program. RSVP by Dec. 8 to  durdonk@upstate.edu. Register to watch online Medical Device Innovation. For more information, visit CNY Biotech Accelerator.
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Monday, Dec. 11. Workshop. Upstate Stars: The value of recognition and appreciation
1:30 to 3 p.m. Community Room, Community Campus. Topics include a review of the 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. Visit Upstate Stars to register.
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Tuesday, Dec. 12. Nursing Grand Rounds
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Downtown Campus: Kinney Foundation Performance Center, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Community Campus: Streamed live to the Community Room. Videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course. Jenny Ackley, MSW, Mary (Nell) Hurley, LMSW, and Jane Northup, LPN will present ”Elder Abuse.”  New York state licensed RNs attending this session will be able to fully define the intent of licensure for protection of the public, and the full scope of practice for the RNs and NPs in New York state. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Diane McDermott, mcdermod@upstate.edu, 315-492-5548.
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Tuesday, Dec. 12. Schwartz Center Rounds
3:45 p.m. 11405 A&B, East Tower. “More than 13 reasons: The impact of teen and young adult suicide on the helath care team.” Presenters: Jay Brenner, MD, Emergency Medicine; Sue Karl, Child Life; Angela Pugliese, RN, 8E; and Jennifer Zuccaro, MD, Pediatric Critical Care and Internal Medicine. The Schwartz Rounds are open to all staff of University Hospital: Physicians, residents, faculty, nurses, therapists, social workers, spiritual care, housekeeping and other support staff. For more information, contact Rev. Bill Reynolds, reynoldw@upstate.edu.
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Tuesday, Dec. 12. HealthLink seminar. Weight loss surgery
6 to 7 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn. Presented by Howard Simon, MD, Upstate’s Bariatric Program. Learn how weight loss surgery can improve overall health, especially for those who are battling diabetes and/or heart disease. This session will serve as the first step into Upstate’s Bariatric program. To register visit Bariatric or  call 315-492-5036 and select option 2.
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Wednesday, Dec. 13. Diversity lecture. Perspectives on health care: Upstate international students compare health care in their home countries to the United States
Noon to 1 p.m. 4414A Academic Building. Presented by Jennifer Abbott, assistant registrar and international student advisor; Kachikwulu Ajulu, first-year undeclared graduate program PhD student from Nigeria; Harsh Patel, fourth-year pharmacology PhD program student from India; Yunjia Zhang, first-year medical student from China. Open to the public.
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Wednesday, Dec. 13. Hot Topics in Research lecture
Noon to 1 p.m. 1507& 1508 Setnor Academic Building. Danielle Doll, clinical trials administrator, will present “Key elements of a clinical trial contract: Read and understood.” Open to clinical investigators, research managers, clinical research associates and budget associates. RSVP by Dec. 8 to cerror@upstate.edu.
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Wednesday, Dec. 13. Robert B. Barlow Vision Research seminar
4 p.m. 4709 Neuroscience Research Building, Institute for Human Performance. Maribel Vazquez, ScD, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at City College of New York, will present “Microfluidics for the Visual System.” Presented by the Department of Ophthalmology.
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Wednesday, Dec. 13. HealthLink seminar. Stroke risk factors: Small changes, big gains
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Michelle Vallelunga, RN, MS, CNRN, SCRN, Upstate Medical University, discusses ways to decrease the risk for an initial stroke as well as how to improve your odds once you have had one. Free. Registration is required. Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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Friday, Dec. 15; Jan. 10. Stop the Bleed course and instructor course
• Dec. 15. 2 p.m. 3507 Setnor Academic Building. Hosted by Upstate Trauma Service. Registration is required online at Stop the Bleed.
• Jan. 10. 1 p.m. 12405 Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Register online at Trauma.
For more information about Stop the Bleed, visit Bleeding Control.
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Monday, Dec. 18. HealthLink seminar. The Opioid epidemic: How we got here and what we can do
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Presenter: Theresa Baxter, MS FNP-C, Upstate University Hospital, discusses what addiction is, how it begins, and what’s being done. Learn what resources are available locally, and what to do for prevention and for care of the addicted. Free. Registration is required. Call 315-464-8668 to register
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Tuesday, Dec. 19. Pediatric Trauma Series: You asked for it
2 to 3 p.m. 8405AB East Tower. Wendy Evers Gordon, PhD, clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, will present “You asked for it! Session #2: “Psychosocial trauma and the hospitalized child: Use of trauma-informed care.” The presentation will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the Pediatric Professional Development blackboard course. Targeted to pediatric interprofessional staff who are interested in increasing their knowledge about the impact of psychosocial trauma in hospitalized children, and how to utilize a trauma-focused treatment approach. Registration is not required. 1.0 nursing contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE and CEUs will be awarded to Social Workers. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu, 315-464-9443.
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Thursday, Jan. 11 and Friday, Jan. 12. Human subjects research symposium
Jeffrey M. Cohen, PhD, senior advisor of HRP Consulting Group, will present the symposium in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall.
• Jan. 11. 8 a.m. to noon. Target audience: clinical research associates. Topics include: project management, communication strategies, Central IRBs, research record keeping, and recruitment and consent process.
• Jan. 11. 1 to 5 p.m. Target audience: clinical investigators or those interested in learning about the investigator role. Topics: investigator responsibilities, working with the IRB, research record keeping, and the recruitment and consent process. (This session will be repeated Jan. 12).
• Jan. 12. 8 a.m. to noon. Target audience: clinical investigators or those interested in learning about the investigator role. Topics: investigator responsibilities, working with the IRB, research record keeping, and the recruitment and consent process. (This session is a repeat of the Jan. 11, 1 to 5 p.m. session).
Light Refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP by Jan. 5, contact Robin Cerro, cerror@upstate.edu.
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