Seminars & Conferences

Wednesdays through Nov. 15; Thursdays through Dec. 7. HealthLink seminar. Living healthy with a chronic condition (two date and location options, part of a series)
• Class one: Wednesdays, through Nov. 15. 5:30 to 8 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse, or
• Class two: Thursdays through Dec. 7. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Magnarelli Community Center at McChesney Park, 2308 Grant Blvd., Syracuse.
A peer-led health program for adults with ongoing health conditions. Each session complements the health care being received. The program will enhance a person’s ability to manage his/her health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Participants receive a free book and CD. Space is limited. Registration required. To register, call 315-464-8668.
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Nov. 2, 9, 16. HealthLink ICare classes
• Nov. 2. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Legal & financial issues in health care planning. United Church of Christ in Bayberry, 215 Blackberry Rd., Liverpool.
• Nov. 9. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Effective communication strategies. Syracuse Christ Community Church, 3644 Warners Rd., Syracuse.
• Nov. 16. 6:30 to 8 p.m. How we change as we age. The Nottingham, 7430 Buckley Rd., North Syracuse.
ICare classes are free and are held in collaboration with Office for Aging. Call Cynthia at 315-435-2362 ext. 4993 to register or for more information.
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Nov. 6, 16. Workshop. Upstate Stars: The value of recognition and appreciation
• Nov. 6. 9:30 to 11 a.m. 11405B, Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus.
• Nov. 16. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Community Room, Community Campus. Topics include a review of the 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. Visit Upstate Stars to register.
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Monday, Nov. 6. King Corn: Food justice film screening and director Q&A
5 to 7 p.m. Rm. 304 Schine Student Center, 303 University Place, Syracuse University. King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. After the one-hour screening, Director Aaron Woolf will join the audience in a discussion, moderated by food studies professor Rick Welsh. The film will be captioned and the space is wheelchair accessible. ASL available upon request. This event is open to Le Moyne College, Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University students, staff, and faculty. Presented by the Consortium for Culture and Medicine and the Syracuse University Department of Food Studies. For more information, contact Kathleen Szczech,, 315-464-5404.
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Tuesday, Nov. 7. 7th Pediatric Trauma series
2 to 3 p.m. 11th floor Kinney Foundation Performance Center, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Wendy Evers Gordon, PhD, clinical professor for psychiatry, will present “You asked for it! Session I: “Traumatized children in the hospital setting: Why do they act like that?” The presentation will be videotaped for post-presentation online viewing within the Pediatric Professional Development blackboard course. Pediatric Interprofessional staff attending this session will Increase their knowledge on the concept of medical traumatic stress and the normal stress reactions in hospitalized children. Registration is not required. 1.0 nursing contact hour will be awarded by the ICNE and CEUs will be awarded to social workers. For more information, contact Jolene Kittle at or 464-4774.
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Tuesday, Nov. 7. HealthLink seminar. Oh, my aching hand
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Michael Schreck, MD,Upstate Medical University, will discuss the common causes of hand pain and treatments that may help. Free. Registration is required. Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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Tuesdays, Nov. 7 through Dec. 19. Tai Chi for arthritis
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Intermediate-level tai chi for arthritis is for those who have taken the beginning level and wish to expand their practice by learning additional movements to add to what they already know to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. (6 week session for $35-cash or check only). Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Nov. 9. Workshop. Coaching, counseling and discipline
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. C1076 A/B Upstate Cancer Center. This workshop will assist supervisors and managers on how to address the challenges that are associated with trying to maintain and improve employee job performance; provide constructive tools that can be used to address concerns regarding employee work performance and/or job-related behaviors; and review the specific level and type of actions that can be taken by supervisors or managers that are in accordance with contractual and policy requirements and in compliance with other applicable regulations. Visit Human Resources to register.
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Thursday, Nov. 9. 17th annual CNY Diabetes Forum. Diabetes: Eating for your health
Cafeteria, Community Campus, 4900 Broad Rd., Syracuse.
• 5 to 5:45 p.m.: Registration and vendor fair.
• 5:45 p.m. Welcome
5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Lecture: Diabetes and diet: You are what you eat. Beth Anne Piper, MD, Upstate Joslin Diabetes Center.
• 7 to 7:30 p.m. Food demonstrations featuring American Diabetes Association super foods. (video)
7:30 to 8 p.m.  Nutrition Education Fair.
Seating is limited for this free community event. Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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Friday, Nov. 10. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.  2231 Weiskotten Hall. Yvette C. Cozier, DSc, MPH, Boston University, will present “The Black Women’s Health Study: A follow-up study of Black African American women,” Free, open to the public. Registration is not required. Also provided free via webinar. For more information, contact Laura Schad,
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Monday, Nov. 13. HealthLink seminar. Exercise for Type 2 Diabetes
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, GCS, CDE, Upstate Medical University, will discuss why exercise is important for many aspects of your health. Learn how the right type of exercises can help with managing type 2 diabetes. Free. Registration is required. Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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Tuesday, Nov. 28. HealthLink seminar. Hip pain and treatments
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Timothy Damron, MD, Upstate Medical University, will present. If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. Learn the causes and treatment options for hip pain—including surgical options. Free. Registration is required. Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Nov. 30. One goal: ONE health: Connected to the environment for better health (two sessions)
The One Health concept encourages the collective efforts of many different science disciplines working together to achieve the best health for our entire ecosystem; people, animals and the environment; locally, nationally, and globally. Philip John Landrigan, MD, MSc, renowned epidemiologist, author, pediatrician and a leading advocate of children’s health, will present. Landrigan is dean, Global Health, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
• Day session: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ESF, The Gateway Center, Syracuse. Includes continental breakfast. (Irving Parking Garage at Stadium Place) Pediatric, occupational, and ecosystem environmental health.
• Evening session: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. Parking on site. “Children’s health and the environment – The problem and what New York is doing about it.
Sponsored by Upstate and SUNY ESF. Register for either or both sessions at or by calling  315-464-7868. For more information, visit One Health Symposium.
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Thursday, Nov. 30. HealthLink seminar. Advances in the treatment of localized prostate cancer
5 to 6 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Jeffrey Bogart, MD, Upstate Medical University, will talk about the newest information about radiation therapy and how it may be used to treat prostate cancer. In collaboration with Upstate Men to Men prostate cancer support group. Free. Registration is required. Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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