Seminars & Conferences

Wednesday, June 5. Faculty Toolbox Interactive Workshop. The Business of Academic Medicine: Where Are We Going
4 to 6 p.m. 3507/3508 Setnor Academic Building. Upstate financial leaders Eric J. Smith, CPA, MBA, and Stuart M. Wright, CPA, MBA, will discuss how finances affect the present and future of Upstate. Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development. R.S.V.P. to Michele Henderson at hendermi@upstate.edu, 464-1681. Refreshments will be provided.
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Wednesday, June 5. HealthLink Seminar. Atrial Fibrillation
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Robert Carhart, MD, of Upstate Medical University, will provide an overview of Atrial fibrillation (A-fib), an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body and can put you at higher risk for a stroke. Symptoms can include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness. Learn the causes and treatments of A-fib and when to see your doctor. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register. Free.
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June 5, 17, 19. Employee Development Workshop Series
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. The series focuses on communication skills, creating and maintaining harmony in the workplace, and the tools for resolving conflict with others. Sessions, to be presented by Liz Estera and Tracy Fenner, include:
• Wednesday, June 5: Communication Skills Back to Basics. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. East Lounge, C.A.B.
• Monday, June 17: Facilitating Peacemaking in the Workplace. 8 to 11:30 a.m. East Lounge, C.A.B.
• Wednesday, June 19: Mediation of Conflict. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Lounge, C.A.B.
Register at Human Resources; Keyword Series.
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Thursday, June 6, 20. HealthLink Seminar. Childbirth Series
4 to 6 p.m. at Syracuse Community Health Center, 819 S. Salina St. Learn more about what to expect in childbirth. In collaboration with Syracuse Community Health Center.
• June 6: Labor and Delivery.
• June 20: Post Partum & Newborn Care.
Registration is required. Call 464-2757 to register. Free.
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Thursday, June 6. HealthLink Seminar. “Hot” News about Hormone Replacement Therapy
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH, of Upstate’s Midwifery Program, will discuss how Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has changed dramatically over the years. Learn how HRT is designed to work for your body, what choices are available, and how it can help women in perimenopause and menopause treat the unpleasant symptoms. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register. Free.
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Mondays and Thursday, June 10, 17, 24, 27; July 1, 8. HealthLink Seminar. Quit Smoking For Good and for Free
Noon to 1 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by Upstate’s Cynthia Cary RRT, CTTS. Receive a personalized quit plan, learn about medications, NY Smoker’s Quitline, stress management, and relapse prevention. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, June 13. HealthLink Seminar. Why Can’t I Sleep
7 to 7:30 p.m. Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Rd., Syracuse. Dragos Manta, MD, of Upstate Medical University, will discuss why sleep is important to your health, medical issues that may interfere with restful sleep, and ways to treat them. The presentation is part of Sleep Event hosted by Natur-Tyme, to be held prior to the seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, June 19. HealthLink Seminar. Chronic Pain and the Brain
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Adam Rufa, PT, DPT, of Upstate Medical University, will discuss the role that the brain and the spinal cord play in chronic pain. Learn how beliefs, expectations, context and past experience can affect pain perception. New strategies and exercises for managing chronic pain will be offered. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, June 20. Healthcare Association of New York State Web Conference. Successful Conflict Resolution
10 to 11:30 a.m. Simultaneous broadcast: 3509/3510 Setnor Academic Building and Classroom A/B Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. Alan Krieger of Krieger Solutions, will discuss how a proactive approach will prevent many workplace conflicts from arising and help leaders quickly resolve most of those that do erupt. Register at Human Resources; Keyword HANYS. 1.5 hours of Certified Public Health continuing credits awarded to participants.
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Wednesday, June 26. HealthLink Seminar. Free Screening for Vascular Disease
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toomey Abbott Towers, 1207 Almond St., Syracuse. Conducted by Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services staff at Upstate University Hospital/Upstate Medical University. Vascular disease can cause stroke, aneurysm rupture, and poor circulation. People with diabetes are especially at risk. This free screening is comprised of a carotid ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, ankle-brachial blood pressure, and a counseling session with a vascular specialist to review your same-day screening results. For people 55 and over who have not been screened in the last five years. Preregistration is required. Call 464-8668 for information and to register. Free parking.
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Thursday, June 27. HealthLink Seminar. Innovations in Surgery
6 to 7 p.m. Community Room, The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Rd.  Matthew McDonald, DO, of Upstate Medical University, will discuss the latest techniques and advancements now available for general surgery needs. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Friday, July 19. Advanced Burn Life Support Course
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8709/Skills Lab, Upstate University Hospital, Downtown Campus. The Clark Burn Center is offering this American Burn Association approved course for the immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24 hours post injury. The course is designed for  physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners,  physician assistants, paramedics, EMT’s, firefighters, first responders and others who may encounter and manage burn injuries. Class size is limited and is available on a first come first served basis. For a full course description visit American Burn. Visit Course Schedule to register (Upstate University Hospital location).
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