Seminars & Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 5. Documentary. The Homestretch (part of the “What if…” film series
7 p.m. 103 Weiskotten Hall. The Homestretch follows the lives of three homeless teens as they struggle to stay in school, graduate and build a future. A panel discussion with local youth and providers will follow. Refreshments provided. For more information, email Cindy Paikin at
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Monday, Nov. 9. HealthLink seminar. Insomnia
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Sarah Sahraoui, PharmD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss reasons for insomnia and medications that may play a role in insomnia. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Mondays, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec. 7, 14. HealthLink seminar. Learn to manage your chronic condition for free
4:30 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by certified peer leaders. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is an evidence based, peer-led health program for adults 18 and over with any ongoing health condition. Sessions complement the health care that participants may already be receiving. CDSMP enhances a person’s ability to manage his or her health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Participants receive a free book and CD. Space is limited. Register. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, Nov. 11. Employee Development training workshop
Classroom A/B, Community Campus
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Topics include communication skills, creating and maintaining harmony in the workplace, teamwork, tools for resolving conflict with others. Register at Human Resources, keyword: series. Return to top>

Nov. 12, Dec. 9.  Financial Essentials webinars
The webinars offer information and strategies to help plan for financial future in retirement. Presented by TIAA-CREF. These webinars provide general information to be discussed with a personal tax and legal advisors to determine how it may apply to individual circumstances.
• Thursday, Nov. 12. 10 to 11 a.m. Paying yourself: income options in retirement. Learn the basic rules that govern the most common types of retirement accounts and gain perspective on when to tap into different assets.
• Wednesday, Dec. 9. 10 to 11 a.m. Healthy numbers: integrating health care into your retirement plan. Learn the key ideas, trends and numbers you’ll need, as well as the real benefits – and costs – of Medicare. Note: This webinar will address health insurance costs in retirement; however eligible NYS and RF retirees enjoy very generous health insurance benefits that could significantly reduce out-of-pocket premiums.
To preregister for a webinar, visit financial future in retirement.
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Monday, Nov. 16. HealthLink seminar. Vaccinations: give it a shot
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Christina Phelan, PharmD, BCPS, Upstate Medical University, will discuss how the influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations protect people from disease, who should receive a vaccine, side effects that may occur, and the common myths and misperceptions that that keep people from being immunized. Free. Registration required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, Nov. 18. Hot Topics in Research lecture
Noon to 1 p.m. 2507/2508 Setnor Academic Building. “Managing your clinical study data: from pilot study to FDA-regulated trial” and  “Collaboration opportunities: an intro to faculty in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine” will be presented by Cheryl Roe and Dr. Margaret Formica. The lecture is open to Upstate faculty members and investigators.  R.S.V.P. by Monday, Nov. 16 to
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Thursday, Nov. 19. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds. Public health and primary care: separated at birth or non-overlapping magisteria
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Presented by John W. Epling, MD, MSEd, Upstate Medical University. Epling will explore the roots of primary care and public health; review previous forms of integration, and compare and contrast the primary purposes of each; discuss local, regional and national initiatives that are attempting this integration. Registration is not required. Free, open to the public. For information, contact Cindy Paikin,
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Thursday, Nov. 19. In the Crosshairs—lung cancer 2015. New options for lung cancer patients
2 to 5 p.m. Upstate Cancer Center.  November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Leslie Kohman, MD, medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center, and a panel of Upstate physicians discuss the latest advances in lung cancer screening, radiation oncology, personalized medicine, and surgery. Free and open to the public. To register, call 464-8668.
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Thursday, Nov. 19. HealthLink seminar. Diabetes
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse. Michelle Dart, NP, Upstate Medical University, will discuss ways to help a child’s diabetes as it relates to attendance and/or progress in school. Especially intended for school nurses, educators, caregivers and providers who regularly work with children with a diagnosis of diabetes. Refreshments provided. Free. To register, call 464-8668.
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Thursday, Nov. 19. HealthLink seminar. New genetic-based testing for prostate cancer
5 to 6 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Gennady Bratslavsky, MD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss new genetic testing for patients with prostate cancer. Presented in collaboration with the Upstate Men to Men prostate cancer support group. Free. To register, call 464-8668.
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Thursday, Dec. 3. Carol Baldwin Cancer Research Lecture
3 p.m. Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Hironobu Sasano, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology, Tohoku University School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan, will present the lecture. Sasano will describe how estrogen stimulates breast tumor growth, addressing why estrogen-dependent breast cancer develops more often after menopause when the circulating estrogen levels are markedly low. He also will discuss the association of obesity with breast carcinoma recurrence and development and explain how the drugs known as aromatase inhibitors work and the mechanism of aromatase inhibitor resistance. The lecture is open to the public.
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Wednesday, Dec. 16. SUNY Optional Retirement Program pre-retirement planning sessions
9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. East Lounge, Campus Activities Building. John Farar, Fidelity Investments, will present Designing Your Financial Road Map to assist those enrolled in the SUNY Optional Retirement Program, and those enrolled in a 403b plan, with retirement and other retiree benefits, like health insurance. The interactive discussion will include information on how a solid financial plan can help with future retirement goals, ways to boost your savings and steps you can take today to address multiple savings goals. Employees must secure supervisory prior approval in order to attend the full session. Those interested need only attend one session and must pre-register no later than Dec. 10 at OTD.
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