Seminars & Conferences

Monday, Oct. 21. Lecture. The Study of the Brain: How Today’s Research is Leading to Exciting New Advances in the Prevention, Treatment and Cures for Disorders of the Brain
2:30 p.m. Atrium, Institute for Human Performance (IHP), 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse. Free and open to the public. Susan Hockfield, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will discuss “Crossing Boundaries: Science in the 21st Century;” Nicholas Spitzer, PhD, University of California San Diego, will present “The Brain Today and Tomorrow: Looking In and Looking Out;” and Daniel Choi, MD, PhD, SUNY Stony Brook, who will present “From the Brain Activity Map Project to New Treatments.” The lecture will be preceded by an opening ceremony for the IHP’s new extension, the Neuroscience Research Building and followed by a reception and tours of the new building. R.S.V.P. is not required.
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Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 6, 12, 18 and 25. HealthLink Seminar: Quit Smoking for Good and for Free
Noon to 1 p.m. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse Learn how to quit smoking for good. Receive a personalized quit plan; learn about medications, the NY Smoker’s Quitline, stress management, and relapse prevention. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Monday, Oct. 21. HealthLink Seminar. Social Media & Safety on the Internet
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by Susan Cole, social media editor at Upstate Medical University. Do you use FaceBook or Instagram? Learn about the latest ways to connect safely; how to use social media to research valid health information; and what to know if you have children or grandchildren on the web. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Tuesday, Oct. 22. Interdepartmental Neuroscience Research Symposium
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Sliman Bensmaia, PhD, University of Chicago, will discuss “Restoring the Sense of Touch with a Prosthetic Hand Through a Brain Interface;” Maureen Neitz, PhD, University of Washington, who will present “Cone Opsin Genetics and Vision Disorders;” Nicholas Spitzer, PhD, University of California at San Diego, who will discuss “Neurotransmitter Switching in the Adult Brain Regulates Behavior;” and Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai will oresent “Epigenetic Regulation in the Developing and Diseased Hukman Brain. R.S.V. P. is not required. Call 464-4517 for more information.
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Wednesday, Oct. 23. Hot Topics in Research Program. Tech Transfer: When Does Research Discovery Become Invention?
3 to 4 p.m. 3509 Setnor Academic Building. The lecture is presented by Scott McFarlane, PhD, of Upstate Medical University for faculty and clinical and basic science investigators.
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Tuesday, Oct. 29. HealthLink/Upstate Women’s Health Network Seminar. HPV and Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know
6 to 7 p.m. OASIS/HealthLink Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented by Heather Shannon, MS, CNM, NP, MPH, Upstate Medical University. According to the CDC, HPV is thought to be responsible for more than 90 percent of cervical cancers. Recent studies show that about 60 to 70 percent of cancers of the propharynx may be linked to HPV. Learn why it is important at any age to know about HPV. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Oct. 28, 29, 31. Supervisor/Manager Development Series
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Sessions will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the Purchasing Conference Room, Widewaters Parkway.
• Oct. 28: Communication Skills Back to Basics.
• Oct. 29: Facilitating Peacemaking and Employee Engagement.
• Manager as Mediator, Thursday, Oct. 31.
Register at Human Resources, keyword: Series.
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