Seminars & Conferences

Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds
Community Campus Primary Care Provider Rounds are held Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Classroom A/B through June. CME credits are available and registration is not required. For more information, email Beth Sellers at The schedule is as follows:
March 15, Ali Scrimenti, PharmD—Shingles: What you Should Know
March 22, Sunny Aslam, MD—What is Addiction? What Treatments Work?
March 29, Gennady Bratslavsky—Updates in Urologic Oncology at Upstate: From Surgical Advances to Clinical Trials and Genetic Testing

Lecture focusing on neurobiology of addiction and novel opioid use disorder treatments is March 14
Yasmin Hurd, PhD, director of the Addiction Institute for Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System and Ward-Coleman Chair in translational neuroscience at Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, will present Translating the Neurobiology of Addiction for Novel Treatments of Opioid Use Disorder Thursday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in 1159 Weiskotten Hall. The presentation is part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds. The Upstate community is welcome. For more information, email Patty Gooden at

Robert B. Barlow Vision Research Seminar is March 15
Dritan Agalliu, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, pathology, and cell biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, will present Mechanisms of Blood-Brain Barrier Development, Breakdown, and Repair in the CNS Friday, March 15 at noon in 4709, Neuroscience Research Building. For more information, email

Nursing Grand Rounds is March 19
Pamela Haines, RN, MS, assistant director of Nursing Practice, Quality and Safety, will present Interactive Unit Quality Boards Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The presentation will be taped for online viewing within the Nursing Grand Rounds Blackboard course #3490. Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at

Cancer Center Grand Rounds is March 22
Meng Welliver, MD, associate professor at Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital’s Department of Radiology, will present Toward Precision Medicine in Soft Tissue Sarcoma March 22 at 7:30 a.m. in C1076 A/B/C at Upstate Cancer Center.

Public Health Grand Rounds is March 28
Bich-May Nguyen, MD, MPH, FAAFP, family physician at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program and activist, will present Advocacy is Essential for Health Thursday, March 28 at 12:15 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Email Alyssa Indelicato at indelica@upstate.edufor more information. Rounds are available via webinar. To register, visit:

12th annual Naomi Chernoff, MD, Creativity Conference is April 5
The 12th annual Naomi Chernoff, MD, Creativity Conference will be held April 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Archbold Theater at Syracuse Stage. To register for Reflections from Experience—Memory and Meaning in Life, the Arts and the Clinic,  Speakers include: Georgian Mustata, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, Upstate; Vincent Monnier, MD, professor of pathology and biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University; Erin Soros, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in applied psychology, University of Toronto; Steven Lynn, PhD, distinguished professor of psychology and director of clinical training, Binghamton University; and Stephan Wolfert, actor and playwright. For more information, contact Linette Thorp at or 315-464-3104.

Concussion Symposium is April 8
Healing the Brain and Mind After Concussion: A Focus on Emotional and Psychological Factors will be held April 8 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Genesee Grand Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St. The second annual Concussion Symposium will feature Yuka Matsuzawa, PsyD, ABPP-CN, from Langone Health, and Angelina Rodner, PhD, from Upstate. Registration is $35; $10 for students. Psychological risk factors for poor outcome following concussion, assessments, and interventions will be discussed. To register, visit For more information, email clost@upstate.eduor call 315-464-4026.