Seminars & Conferences

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12. HealthLink Seminar. T-N-T (Tight-and-Tone)
4:30 to 5:15 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Use of light weights to tighten and tone problem areas. Yoga mat and hand weights recommended.  Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13. HealthLink Seminar. Zumba Gold
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Latin-inspired dance moves to improve cardiovascular fitness. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14. HealthLink Seminar. Yogalates
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Yoga and Pilates to improve flexibility, core strength and balance. Bring yoga mat. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Jan. 11, 24, Feb. 6. Employee Development Training Series for Non-supervisory Positions
• Communication Skills Back to Basics, Friday, Jan. 11, 8 a.m. to noon, East Lounge, C.A.B.
* Facilitating Peacemaking in the Workplace, Thursday, Jan. 24, noon to 3:30 p.m. East Lounge, C.A.B.
* Self Mediation of Conflict, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10405 A/B, Upstate University Hospital, Downtown Campus.
 This series is open to employees in non-supervisory roles and focuses on communication skills, creating and maintaining harmony in the workplace and the tools for resolving conflict with others. Mandatory attendance for all sessions. Register at Human Resources. For questions, contact Tracie Wildner, wildnert@upstate.edu.
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Saturday, Jan. 12. HealthLink Seminar. Free Glaucoma Screening
9 to 11 a.m.HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by increased pressure within the eye causing damage to the optic nerve and eventually blindness with no noticeable symptoms until it is too late. Through early detection and treatment, vision preservation may be possible. Presented in collaboration with the Central New York Glaucoma Foundation. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Jan. 16, 30, Feb. 12, 20. Supervisor/Manager Development Series
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Sessions include:
• Communication Skills Back to Basics, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m. to noon, East Lounge, C.A.B.
• Facilitating Peacemaking in the Workplace, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 8 to 11:30 a.m., East Lounge, C.A.B.
• Manager as Mediator, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., CHET 11th Floor Performance Center
• Employee Engagement, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m. to noon, East Lounge, C.A.B.  Register at Human Resources. For questions, contact Tracie Wildner, wildnert@upstate.edu.
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Wednesday, Jan. 16. Fundamentals of PEF and CSEA Performance Evaluations
1 to 2:30 p.m. Classroom A/B, Community Campus. Review the purpose, process, and timelines associated with developing PEF and CSEA Performance Programs and Performance Evaluations. The goal of the workshop is to provide supervisors with a basic knowledge and understanding of the process. Visit Human Resources to register.
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Wednesday, Jan. 16. HealthLink Seminar. Medical Care for Persons with Advanced Dementia: What Makes Sense
5 to 6 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by Sharon A. Brangman, MD, Upstate Medical University. Families and caregivers of people with advanced dementia may be faced with many tough decisions about their care including weight loss, feeding tubes, and behavior problems.  Learn the medical perspective that may help caregivers with making those decisions on behalf of the ones you love. Registration required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Jan. 17. UUP Performance Management Fundamentals
9 to 10:30 a.m. Classroom A/B, Community Campus. Review the purpose, process, and timelines associated with developing UUP Performance Programs and Performance Evaluations in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The goal of the workshop is to provide supervisors with a basic knowledge and understanding of the process. Intended Audience: Managers who supervise UUP represented employees. Visit Human Resources to register.
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Thursday, Jan. 17. HealthLink Seminar. New Year, New You: Three-part Program
Vendors/exhibits: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Program: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Rd, Syracuse. Registration required. Call 464-8668 to register. This three-part program will address ways to improve mind and body health in the new year. Presented in collaboration with Natur-Tyme.
Four Pillars of Wellness: The New Language of Health in CNY. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Presented by  Kaushal Nanavati, MD, Upstate Medical University. With a focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and spirituality, learn how to be well in the New Year and beyond. See how integrating some small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness.
Beat Stress This New Year. 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. Presented by  Laurel Sterling, RD. This program discusses the stress cascade and how to properly deal with it through nutrition, supplementation, exercise, stress reduction, and proper sleep.
Self-Mastery:  The Inside-Out Journey for the New Year. 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.  Presented by Maryann Roefaro, DD. Learn how to see the opportunities within challenges and appreciate the growth.
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Wednesday, Jan. 23. Press Ganey Online Application System
9 to 11 a.m. Computer Lab (Room D), Institute for Human Performance. Learn about Press Ganey’s internet-based performance analysis and improvement tool that is comprised of several integrated applications that provide flexible and ready access to your patient satisfaction performance data and gives you a means for improvement. Visit Human Resources to register.
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HealthLink Seminar. Quit Smoking for Good and for Free Series
Two classes to choose from are held at the HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse.
Noon -1pm, Wednesdays, Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 8, 13, 20, 27.
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30PM, Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 7, 13, 20, 27.
Presented by Cynthia Cary, RRT, RPFT, Upstate Medical University. 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. Space limited.  Registration required. Sponsored by Advocates for Upstate Medical University.
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Thursday, Jan. 24. HealthLink Seminar. Nuts and Bolts of Arthritis Care
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Presented by Timothy Damron, MD, Upstate Medical University. Learn the basics about arthritis as well as both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Registration required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25.  HealthLink Classes. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program consists of the ancient discipline of Tai Chi which combines agile steps with joint-safe movement to improve strength, mobility, breathing, balance, concentration and relaxation for greater control over daily life. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Jan. 31. HealthLink Seminar. When Less Is Really Best
6 to 7 p.m. Community Room, The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Rd., Liverpool. Presented by Maureen Franklin, RD, CDN, Upstate Medical University. Learn how to enjoy your meals with less salt, less sugar, and less fat and how it can improve your health and decrease your health risks. Registration required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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