Seminars & Conferences

Thursday, Jan. 19. HealthLink seminar. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD); Are you at risk?
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Michael Costanza, MD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss the diagnosis and treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) whose most common symptom is painful muscle cramping in the hips, thighs or calves when walking, climbing stairs or exercising. Free. Register at 464-8668.
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Jan. 20, 26; Feb. 6, 13. Workshop. Upstate Stars: the value of recognition and appreciation
• Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. Jan. 20. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Room 8405A.
• Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. Jan. 26. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Community Room.
• Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. Feb. 6. 9 to 10:30 a.m. 11405A, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
• Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. Feb. 13. 10 o 11:30 a.m. Community Room.
Topics include 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. To register, visit Human Resources, keyword: stars, click search.
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Monday, Jan. 23. HealthLink seminar. Older Adults and Medicine Safety Program
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Lee Livermore, Upstate Medical University, will lead this interactive program that addresses the five essential behaviors for medicine safety for older adults. This program is of particular interest for adults 65+ to understand and prevent unintentional medicine mishaps. Includes, scenarios, discussion and program evaluation. Free. Register at 464-8668.
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Wednesday, Jan. 25. Webinar. Reframing violence through a public health lens: How we see, communicate and treat it
3 to 4 p.m. 4507 Setnor Academic Building. Free and open to the public. Shannon Cosgrove, Cure Violence, will share the state of the health approach to violence, the centerpiece of a 2015 meeting of local and national health leaders. A discussion will follow. For more information, email Cindy Paikin, paikinc@upstate.edu. Presented by Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
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Monday, Jan. 30. HealthLink seminar. What to look for in a primary care provider
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. John Epling, MD, MSEd, FAAFP, Upstate Medical University, will discuss the important factors to consider when making your choice. Free. Register at 464-8668.
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Tuesday, Feb. 7. The 2017 College of Graduate Studies’ Distinguished Alumni Lecture. HIV-1 Immune Correlates Protection
7 at 11 a.m. i2231 Weiskotten Hall. Presented by Georgia Tomaras, PhD, professor of surgery, immunology and molecular genetics and microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, For more information, visit College of Graduate Studies.
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Wednesday, Feb. 8. Robert B. Barlow Vision Research seminar
4 to 5 p.m. 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. Wallace B. Thoreson, PhD, will present “Release at ribbon synapses of rods and cones in the vertebrate retina.” Thoreson is Gilmore Professor, vice chair, and research director, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Truhlsen Eye Institute and professor of pharmacology & experimental neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology.
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Friday, Feb. 10. Advanced Burn Life Support Provider course
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. The hands-on course is for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, EMT’s, and paramedics. The course will provide the how-to of emergency care for the burn patient through the first 24-hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussion. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a burn center will be provided. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment. The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS Handbook and continuing education credits. The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program also has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 7 contact hours, Synergy CERP Category A, File 00017581. For fees or more information, contact Rebecca Willison, 464-2614.
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Saturday, Feb. 11. Symposium. Upstate Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Symposium
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. This conference is intended for a wide audience including wound care providers, hyperbaric medicine physicians, nurses, and technicians who are involved in advanced wound care management. The conference faculty includes well-known speakers, authors, and experts in their field and the lectures presented will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of wound medicine and hyperbaric medicine. To register or for more information, visit Symposium.
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Friday, March 10. NYS SoCRA Chapter Program
Welch Allyn Lodge in Skanteateles Falls, N.Y. Robert Corona, DO,  will present “First breath to death sensing and analytics.” Ann Botash, MD, Jennifer Nead, MD, Julia Parus and Rosemarie Mastropolo will present “Student peer feedback: Development of a method to improve student oral presentations.” Additional presentations include: “Real world applications for clinical research” by David Rider, Welch Allyn; “Updates to the ICH E6” by Athena Thomas-Visel, CliQ Solutions; “Living room to clinical trials” by Kelsey Moody, Ichor Therapeutics; and “Building blocks for targeted therapy”: “Implementing biomarker strategy for a global clinical trial” by Archana Narsana, Novartis Pharmaceuticals. To request a schedule and attendee form, contact Kathi Durdon, durdonk@upstate.edu. A  $40 fee covers breaks, beverages, and lunch during this day-long program.
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