Seminars & Conferences

Thursdays, Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8.  HealthLink class. Tai Chi for arthritis (beginner)
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. $40 fee for 8-week session. Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Feb. 15. Public Health Grand Rounds
12:15 p.m., 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Heather Dacus, DO, MPH, director of the Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control at the state Health Department, will present “Cancer Prevention and Control in New York State: Opportunities and Challenges.” Rounds are available via webinar. For more information, email Laura Schad at

Thursday, Feb. 15. Pediatric Trauma Series
2 p.m. in 9405 A/B at Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus, Wendy Evers Gordon, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry, and Eric MacMaster, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, will present “Boundaries and Limits with Difficult and Abusive Patients.” The presentation is session four of the Pediatric Trauma Series You Asked for It. The presentation will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the blackboard course #UH345 Pediatric Staff Development. The session is targeted to pediatric nurses and inter-professional staff interested in learning more about underlying issues with patients and families who present as difficult, noncompliant, and/or abusive, and how effective communication, limit setting and boundaries can decrease problematic interactions with these patients and families. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE, and CEUs will be awarded to social workers. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at or 464-9443.
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Tuesday, Feb. 20. Nursing Grand Rounds
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Kinney Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Diane Nanno, MS, CNS, RN and Kelly Mussi, MSN, RN will present “Transitional Care in Nursing Practice.” The presentation will be streamed live to the Community Campus in the Community Room and videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course. Participants will have an increased knowledge regarding the correlation between how well patients and family caregivers understand how to manage care after discharge and the risk of readmission. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Diane McDermott at or 315-492-5548.
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Feb. 28. Child Abuse Medical Provider Program (CHAMP) webcast, part 2
A two-part CHAMP webcast series will focus on ending corporal punishment in New York. Howard Dubowitz, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, will present “Punishment and Discipline: Challenges and Strategies for Medical Professionals” Wednesday, Feb. 28. The CHAMP 2017-2018 educational webcast series is supported by New York State Department of Health funding to improve the quality of medical response to suspected child abuse. To register and for more information, visit
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