Seminars & Conferences

Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb 2, Feb 4, Feb 9, Feb 23, March 1. HealthLink seminar. Smoking cessation classes
Noon to 1 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by Cynthia Cary Woods, RRT, director, Upstate Smoking Cessation Program. Learn how to quit smoking for good. Receive a personalized quit plan; learn about medications, the New York State Smoker’s Quitline, stress management and relapse prevention. Class size is limited. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register. Part of a series. Sponsored by The Advocates for Upstate Medical University.
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Wednesday, Jan. 20. Seminar. Medical and surgical treatments of chronic pancreatitis
6 to 9 p.m. Conference room 1076 A/B, Upstate Cancer Center. Presented by Nuri Ozden, MD, and Rainer Gruessner, MD, Upstate Medical University. Free. Snacks provided. Parking will be validated. Presented by the Pancreas Foundation and Upstate’s Transplant Division. For more information contact Jane Cross, 315-263-6127, jcross@pancreasfoundation.org.
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Thursday, Jan. 21.  The Willie Sutton effect in health care: independence at home targeting and incentives
5 to 6 p.m Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Bruce Kinosian, MD, and Jean Yudin, GNP-BC, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Division of Geriatrics, will review the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s “Independence at Home Demonstration,” the project’s research design and preliminary findings, as well as an evaluation of Penn’s house call program and integrated medical and social services delivery model. The presentation is designed for researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, as well as educators and students in the health professions. Sponsored by the Central New York Citizen’s Aging Research and Action Network (CNY-CAN), a partnership of F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse, HealtheConnections, the Southwest Community Center and Upstate Medical University.  For more information, contact Anne Lutz at lutza@upstate.edu or 464-5167. The presentation is open to the public.
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Thursday, Jan. 21. HealthLink seminar. Concussion and traumatic brain injury
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Brian Rieger, PhD, and Heather Potts, MA, Upstate Medical University, will discuss how concussion and traumatic brain injury may affect a child’s ability to attend and progress in school. This program is especially intended for school nurses, educators, caregivers and providers who regularly work with children recovering from concussion or brain injury. Refreshments provided. Free. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Friday, Jan. 22. Bioethics and Humanities Center seminar. The mature minor: a case analysis and discussion
Noon to 1 p.m. 3509/3510 Setnor Academic Bldg. Presented by Amy Caruso Brown, MD, Tom Curran, MD, and Robert Olick JD, PhD, Upstate Medical University. Mature minors are capable of giving consent and, ethically, should be allowed to consent to or refuse medical treatment, just as adults can. Some of the issues that arise when caring for a mature minor will be discussed using a case drawn from the Upstate University Hospital ethics consultation service.
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Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14.  HealthLink classes. Tai Chi for Arthritis program
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. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Monday, Jan. 25. HealthLink seminar. Atrial fibrillation and stroke
6 to 7:30 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Presenters:  Lorrie Langdon, MS, RN, and Michelle Vallelunga, RN, MS, CNRN, Upstate Medical University, will talk about atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia); how to recognize the symptoms of A-fib and the signs of stroke; and a stroke support group.  Free. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Tuesday, Jan. 26. Faculty Educator Development seminar
Noon to 1 p.m. 318 Health Sciences Library,Weiskotten. Joan Mitchell, MD, assistant professor of medicine, will present “How faculty teach communication skills to students.” Lunch will be provided. Presented by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 19 to Michele Henderson at hendermi@upstate.edu, 464-1681.
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Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16.  HealthLink classes. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise program
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Led by Genoa Wilson. This program will help those with joint and/or muscle impairment improve strength, range of motion, body awareness, flexibility, endurance, and mobility. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Jan. 28. HealthLink seminar. New year, new you
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Casey Hammerle, MS, RN, CBN, Upstate University Hospital, will talk about how weight loss surgery can improve overall health, especially for those who are battling diabetes and/or heart disease. Free. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Feb. 1 or 2. Workshop. Navigating transitions in the workplace: a guide for managers and supervisors
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants have the opportunity to examine their experiences and attitudes about change and to understand concept and models for thinking about change. Register at Human Resources, keyword: transitions.
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Feb. 9, 17. Employee Development Training workshop for non-supervisory employees
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8405 A/B, East Tower, Downtown Campus. 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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Thursday, Feb. 11. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds. Genetic epidemiology of neuro-pschiatric disorders
12:15-1:15 p.m. Weiskotten Hall. Stephen J. Glatt, PhD, associate professor psychiatry, director, Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology & Neurobiology Laboratory at Upstate, will present this discussion that will provide an overview of the genetic epidemiology of psychiatric disorders and efforts to identify sorely needed biomarkers. Glatt will detail the evidence warranting these pursuits and the latest research on identifying clinically useful biomarkers through the application of machine-learning and other approaches. Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For information, contact Cindy Paikin, paikinc@upstate.edu.
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Feb. 18, 19. Workshop. Situational Leadership for Upstate supervisors, managers and directors
HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Situational Leadership is an approach to partnering with employees to help them develop their fullest potential. The approach requires leaders to become skilled at being adaptable to create these partnerships through a series of alignment conversations. The cost is $395 per person (includes materials, assessment and a one-year online portal of tools). For more information and to register, contact Holly McCurdy, mccurdyh@upstate.edu, 464-5236. Provide your Upstate account number and approval to charge to the account. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis for 20 participants.
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