Seminars & Conferences

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, contact Robin Cerro, cerror@upstate.edu.
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Monday, Jan. 15, Workshop. Health Justice at Upstate: Breaking Down Barriers
Noon to 5:15 p.m. 4414 Academic Building. This workshop is designed to tackle the issues of health disparities and implicit bias. Discussions will include health issues faced by communities of color, skills for standing up against institutional racism, and how to build an action plan to address local health justice issues. Students and faculty from all backgrounds and Upstate colleges are encouraged to attend this opportunity for action-based education. Two tracks are available for small group discussions: Racial Disparities in Access to Care (public policy focus) and Implicit Bias in Medical Care (hospital and school policy focus). To R.S.V.P. and reserve your track, fill out the signup sheet available at Health Justice. For more information, including a list of sponsors, visit Health Justice Facebook or email Sydney Russell Leed, russelsy@upstate.edu.
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Tuesday, Jan. 16. Nursing Grand Rounds
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Kinney Foundation Performance Center, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The presentation will be streamed live to Classroom A & B at Community Campus and videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the NGR blackboard course. Nancy E. Page, MS, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer, will present “Upstate Nursing 2017 Year End Review: RN Satisfaction Survey Results, Magnet Progress & More.” To be discussed are results from the 2017 RN satisfaction survey and progress towards Magnet accreditation, as well as the top two priorities for nurses to continue their positive momentum towards achieving Magnet accreditation. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. Contact Ellen Albanese, albanese@upstate.edu, 315-464-9443.
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Tuesday, Jan. 16. HealthLink seminar.  Kidney disease
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Deb Polmanteer, RN, coordinator, Reach Chronic Kidney Disease, will discuss how to
manage this disease and slow its progression. Find out about stages and treatment for each stage, available options and resources that are available, and how by being involved in your care, you may  prevent or delay the need for dialysis. Free. Registration is required. Call 315-464-8668 to register.

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Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6. Tai Chi for arthritis (intermediate)
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Prerequisite: Beginning level. Participants will  expand their practice by learning additional movements to add to what they already know to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. $40 fee for 8-week session. Call 315-464-8668 to register.

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Wednesday, Jan. 17. Child Abuse Medical Providers (CHAMP) webcast
Noon. Alicia Pekarsky, MD, FAAP, ABP, certified general and child abuse pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics at Upstate, will present Sentinel injuries: Reasons to sweat the small stuff. To register, email racej@upstate.edu. For more information on the Child Abuse Medical Providers program, visit Champ.

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Thursdays, Jan. 18, 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, Jan. 18. Pediatric Trauma Series
2 to 3 p.m. East Tower, Rm 9405AB. Wendy Evers Gordon, PhD, clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Eric MacMaster, MD, assistant professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, will present Pediatric Trauma Series “You Asked For it! Session #3: “Communicating Effectively with Medically Traumatized Children and Their Families.” The presentation will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the Pediatric Professional Development blackboard course. Contact Ellen Albanese, albanese@upstate.edu, 315-464-9443.
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