Seminars & Conferences

May 11, 19. Workshop. Upstate Stars: The value of recognition and appreciation
• Downtown Campus. May 11. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 11405A, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
• Community Campus. May 19. 9:30 to 11 a.m. 01244 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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Thursday, May 11. HealthLink seminar. Stroke prevention: Before and after; healthy habits to follow
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by Michelle Vallelunga, RN, Upstate University Hospital. Learn how to decrease your risk for an initial stroke as well as how to improve your odds if you have had one. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Fridays, May 12, 19. Workshop. Build Excellent Skills for Teaching (BEST) program
• May 12. Part 1 & 2. 8 to 10 a.m.
• May 19, Part 3 & 4) 8 to 10 a.m.
3507 & 3508 Setnor Academic Building. The four topics include how to create a positive learning environment, actively engage the learner, provide effective feedback, and deliver an effective presentation. Assistant professors who joined the faculty on or after July 1, 2015 are required to participate in the BEST course within the first 2 years on the faculty. The workshop is an activity of The Academy of Upstate Educators, Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development. For more information, contact Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu, 315-464-1681.
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Monday, May 15. Conference. Increasing colorectal cancer screening in New York state
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center, 801 University Ave., Syracuse. The goal of the conference is to share innovations and strategies for increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in primary care practices and health systems that provide care to underserved populations.  For additional information email Morgan Pratte at prattem@upstate.edu.
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Monday, May 15. HealthLink seminar. Healthy pet: Nutrition
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Cristina Pope, Upstate Medical University, discusses pet nutrition, pet food choices, pet food labeling, healthy treats and dangerous foods. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Tuesday, May 16. Nursing Grand Rounds
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 11th floor Kinney Foundation Performance Center, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Streamed live to Community Classroom A & B. Brian Pratt, MS, RN, CNS, ACCNS-AG, CCRN; Sravanthi Nandavaram, MD; Kristen Bilodeau, BSN, RN, CEN; Gregory Cwikla, Pharm.D., BCCCP; Lauren McVey, BSN, RN; and Saralyn Olds, BSN, RN, CCRN  will present “Coordinated spontaneous awakening and breathing trials: A team approach.” Nursing and health care providers will learn to integrate best practice standards for pain, sedation, and delirium management in the critically ill mechanically ventilated patient, and process to effectively participate in coordinated interdisciplinary team delivery of spontaneous awakening trials (SATs) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs). Registration is not required. 1.0 contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE. For more information, contact Ellen Albanese at albanese@upstate.edu or 315-464-9443.
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Thursday, May 18. HealthLink seminar. Living with ALS and other neuromuscular diseases: Independent living and planning for the future
3 to 7 p.m.  HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Learn about applying, maintaining or recertifying for SSDI, SSI, or retirement, how to apply for assistance programs, the SSA Work Incentive rules, income and asset limitations for SSI and SSDI, guardianship, beneficiary designation, and different trust options as well as other issues to consider when faced with disabling conditions. Presented in collaboration with the MDA. Light refreshments. Space is limited. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Thursday, May 18. HealthLink seminar. Women’s urinary incontinence: Surgical and non-surgical treatments
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Natur-Tyme, 3160 Erie Blvd., East Syracuse. Tania Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT, Natasha Ginzburg, MD, and Elizabeth Ferry, MD, Upstate Medical University, discuss non-surgical treatments and surgical options that cover a wide spectrum of care for women with urinary incontinence. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Friday, May 19. 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, 315-464-2614. Registration deadline is May 12.
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Tuesday, May 23. Seminar. Effective use of simulation in health education
Noon to 1 p.m. 318 Health Sciences Library, Weiskotten Hall. Lynn Cleary, MD, vice president of Academic Affairs and professor of medicine, Upstate Medical University, will present. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by May 16 to Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu, 315-464-1681.
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Monday, May 22. HealthLink seminar. Shoulder Pain: treatments and repair
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Kevin Setter, MD, Upstate Bone and Joint Center, discusses the latest treatments for shoulder pain, including arthroplasty, that repair the joint and improve or restore range of motion. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Tuesdays, May 23 through July 18 (no class July 4). HealthLink class. 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 with additional movements to add to what they already know to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. $40 fee. Limited space. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, May 24. Faculty Toolbox workshop
Noon to 2 p.m. 3509 Setnor Academic Building. Eric J. Smith, CPA, MBA, senior vice president, Finance and Administration, Upstate Medical University, and Stuart Wright, CPA, BA, chief financial officer, Upstate University Hospital, will present “The business of academic medicine – Where are we now?” Learn about how finances affect the present and future of Upstate in this interactive session.  Open to Upstate faculty. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by May 17 to Michele Henderson, hendermi@upstate.edu or 464-1681.
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Wednesdays, May 24 through July 12.  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. Space is limited; call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, May 25. HealthLink seminar. Heart attack symptoms: men vs. women
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Robert Carhart, MD, Upstate Medical University, discusses the ways that heart disease and cardiac symptoms may differ in men and women and why it’s important to “know your numbers” and reduce your risk. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Thursday, May 25. HealthLink seminar. Macrobiotic diet: What it is and what it means
5 to 6 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Maria Erdman, RDN, CDN, Upstate Medical University, discusses how a macrobiotic diet achieves balance in your life. Learn about the diet and how it may impact your overall well being. Presented in collaboration with Upstate Men to Men prostate cancer support group. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Thursday, June 1. Hot Topics in Research lecture
4 to 5 p.m. 103 Weiskotten Hall. David C. Amberg, PhD, vice president for Research, will give an update on the initiatives of his office. Open to faculty, investigators and research staff. RSVP not required.
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Wednesday, June 7. Hot Topics in Research lecture
Noon to 1 p.m. 3507 & 3508 Setnor Academic Building. Marti Benedict, RN, BSN, chief compliance officer for research, will discuss the use of central/external IRBs. Open to investigators and clinical research associates. RSVP by June 5 to cerror@upstate.edu.
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