Seminars & Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 19. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds. Low-level Environmental Toxins and Children’s Health
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.  2231 Weiskotten Hall. Brooks B. Gump, PhD, MPH, Syracuse University, will identify the key components of the Syracuse Lead Study, avenues for collaboration and describe future directions, priority areas for research on toxicants and children’s health. Free, open to the public. Registration is not required. For information, contact Cindy Paikin, paikinc@upstate.edu.
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Thursday, Feb. 19. HealthLink Seminar. Hot Flashes, Hormones and Heart Disease
6 to 7 p.m. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Shawky Badawy, MD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss current research and treatments to manage menopausal symptoms. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Feb. 19. HealthLink Seminar. Let’s Look at the Label
6 to 7 p.m. Community Room, The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Rd, Liverpool. Maureen Franklin, RDN, CDN, Upstate Medical University, will discuss what to look for on a food label, meanings of label information and how that information is used, newly proposed changes to food labels. Bring a food label to discuss. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Monday, Feb. 23. HealthLink Seminar. Do You Have Knee or Hip Pain? Consider MAKOplasty
6 to 7 p.m. Community Room, Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn. Robert Sherman, MD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss this surgeon-interactive robotic arm that advances treatment for more accurate hip and knee replacements. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Saturday, Feb. 28. Symposium. Upstate Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Open to health care providers who are involved in advanced wound care management. Topics: how to manage chronic non-healing wounds and approach a problem wound; pressure ulcer causes and preventive actions; hyperbaric oxygen therapy and surgical interventions and when to consider referral. Sponsored by Emergency Medicine and Continuing Medical Education. Deadline to register is Feb. 24. To register or for more information, visit Symposium.
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Tuesday, March 3, Wednesday, March 11. Development Training Workshops for Supervisors/Managers
March 3: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; March 11: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Community Room, Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. Topics include communication skills, creating and maintaining harmony in the workplace, employee engagement, mediation of conflict. Register at Workshop, keyword: Series.
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Tuesday, March 3. Press Ganey: Patient Satisfaction Measurement Overview
9 to 10:30 a.m. Community Room, Community Campus. Overview of the various patient satisfaction surveys used at Upstate University Hospital and an online tool allowing end-users to review, analyze, and create patient satisfaction reports. Presented by James Legault, Upstate Medical University. Visit Human Resources to register, Keyword: Ganey.
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Wednesday, March 4. Workshop. Ergonomics for Managers/Supervisors
9:30 to 11 a.m. 10405A East Tower, Downtown Campus. Open to all employees. Overview of the basics of ergonomics and ergonomic injury prevention in health care facilities. Presented by Valerie Beecher, Upstate Medical University. Register at Human Resources, keyword Ergonomics.
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Wednesday, March 4. Workshop. Office Ergonomics
11 a.m. to noon. 10405A East Tower, Downtown Campus. Open to all employees. Topics include ergonomics, neutral body postures, how to adjust work area and computer components; and essential ergonomically correct work practices. Presented by Valerie Beecher, Upstate Medical University. Register at Human Resources, keyword Ergonomics.
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Thursday, March 5. Workshop. Coaching, Counseling, and Discipline
1 to 4:30 p.m. 9405A/B East Tower, Downtown Campus. Open to supervisors and managers. The level and type of actions that can be taken in accordance with contractual and policy requirements as well as other applicable regulations will be reviewed. Presented by Employee/Labor Relations. Register at Human Resources, keyword Coach.
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Monday, March 9. Hot Topics in Research Lecture
4 to 5 p.m. 103 Weiskotten Hall. David C. Amberg, PhD, Upstate Medical University, will present “The VPR’s View of the Upstate Research Mission: Where We Are, Where We Want to Be and How We Might Get There.” Open to faculty, investigators and research staff.
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Tuesday, March 10. Press Ganey Online Application System
9 to 10:30 a.m. Library Computer Room, Community Campus. Learn about Press Ganey’s internet-based performance analysis and improvement tool, comprised of several integrated applications that provide flexible and ready access to your patient satisfaction performance data and provides a means for improvement. Presented by James Legault, Upstate Medical University. Visit Human Resources to register, keyword: Ganey.
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Wednesday, March 11. Workshop. What Every Supervisor Needs to Know About Employee Absences
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. East Lounge, C.A.B. Supervisors will learn when and how employees request a leave of absence, the importance of the Family and Medical Leave Act, and knowing how to report work-related injuries or illnesses. The workshop will also address contractual and legal constraint and time and attendance counseling/discipline. Presented by Human Resources Benefits Office and Employee/Labor Relations. Register at Human Resources, keyword Absence.
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Monday, March 23. Development Training Workshop. Essentials of Supervision: Gauging Your Supervisory Skills
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Room, Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. Open to new supervisors, those considering supervision or those looking for a refresher. Topics include self-assessment and review of awareness in guiding and organizing the work; developing your staff; managing performance and relations. Register at Human Resources, keyword: Essentials.
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Thursday, March 26. Lecture. Psychologists at the CIA’s Post-9/11 Black Sites: Learned Helplessness, Torture and the Ticking Time Bomb
12:30 to 2 p.m. Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences Building, 713 Harrison St., second floor. Free and open to the public. Presented by George J. Annas, JD, MPH, Boston University. Presented as a Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds. For more information, contact Cassie Read, 464-1706, readc@upstate.edu.
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Friday, March 27. Conference. HIV and Hepatitis C in Primary Care
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center, 801 University Ave., Syracuse. Open to health care professionals who are interested in HIV and Hepatitis C in primary care. Issues that affect the patient, provider and the community will be addressed. Sponsored by the Designated AIDS Center and the CNY Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. For more information or to register, contact Theresa Feola, NP, 464-5545, feolat@upstate.edu.
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Tuesday, March 31, Thursday, April 2. Employee Development Training Workshops for Non-supervisory Employees
March 31, April 2: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. East Lounge, C.A.B. 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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