Seminars & Conferences


Through Nov. 15; Oct. 26 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, Oct. 26 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 already 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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Thursday, Oct. 19. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.  2231 Weiskotten Hall. Meg Gerrard, PhD, will present “A social reaction model of substance use.” Gerrard is a research professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Institute for Collaboration on Health Intervention & Policy, University of Connecticut. Free, open to the public. Registration is not required. The talk is also free via webinar. For more information, contact Laura Schad, schadla@upstate.edu.
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Friday, Oct. 20. Upstate Cancer Center Grand Rounds
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Conference Room (C1076A/B/C), Upstate Cancer Center. Paul Boutros, MD, associate professor and principal investigator II, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, to present.
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Oct. 23. Workshop. Upstate Stars: The value of recognition and appreciation
9 to 10:30 a.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, Oct. 23. Vice President for Research Distinguished Lecture seminar
2 to 3 p.m. 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Akira Sawa, MD, PhD. “Looking for critical mediators for the pathophysiology of major mental illnesses.” Sawa is director and S and R Innovation Endowed Chair at Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center and works in the departments of Psychiatry, Mental Health, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. For more information and to be added to Sawa’s schedule, contact Ellen Furnari, FurnariE@Upstate.edu or 315-464-4517.
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Monday, Oct. 23. HealthLink seminar. Stop the bleed
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Jolene Kittle, MS, RN, Jerome Morrison, RN, Upstate University Hospital. Stop the Bleed training is useful for any time there is an injury and bleeding. Free. Limited space, registration required. Call 315-464-8668 to register.
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Oct. 24. HealthLink seminar. Project AWARE: Mental health first aid
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Presented in collaboration with the Office of Mental Health and Hutchings Psychiatric Center. This program will improve the mental health literacy of adults who interact with transition-aged youths (16-25 years), reduce stigma and promote early help-seeking behavior with the goal of reducing rates of suicide, substance use and homelessness. Space is limited. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Thursday, Oct. 24. HealthLink seminar. Passport to health: Senior Medication Safety Fair
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cafeteria, Upstate University Hospital Community Campus, 4900 Broad Rd., Syracuse. James Ciaccio, MD, GEM Care, will discuss how to take medications safely and services for seniors.
• 4:45 p.m.-Lecture
•5:15 p.m.-Health and safety fair. Speak with pharmacists about medications and side effects (bring pill bottles for discussion). Turn in unused medications safely. Learn about fall prevention, Medicare Part D and more. Light refreshments and free parking (follow signs). Caregivers and family members are welcome. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Wednesday, Oct. 25. HealthLink seminar. Balance and core strength
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Carol Sames, PhD, Vitality Fitness Program, Upstate Medical University. Learn how improving core strength impacts balance and may prevent falls. Free. Register at 315-464-8668.
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Oct. 26, 30; Nov. 2. HealthLink ICare classes
• Oct. 26 and 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.
• Oct. 30. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Caregiving like a man. Natur-Tyme, 3160 Erie Blvd., E. DeWitt.
ICare classes are free and are held in collaboration with Office for Aging. Call 315-435-2362 ext. 4993 to register or for more information.
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Thursday, Oct. 26. Workshop. Ergonomics for managers
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 8405A/B East Tower, Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. An overview of the basics of ergonomics and ergonomic injury prevention in health care facilities, including causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in health care, ergonomic hazards and risk factors specific to health care services, strategies for recognizing and controlling ergonomic issues in work areas, the importance of early detection and thorough reporting, and the ergonomics program specific to Upstate University Hospital. Register at Human Resources, keyword Ergo.
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Friday, Oct. 27. Annual meeting of the Thruway Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Collaboration
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza, 701 G. Genesee St., Syracuse. Pedro De Alarcon, MD, is featured speaker. De Alarcon is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Illinois. The purpose of the meeting is to promote collaboration among physicians, nurses and psychosocial teams. Hosted by Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder. RSVP to Registration.
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Wednesday, Nov. 1. College of Medicine Dean’s Grand Rounds
Noon to 1 p.m. 2231 Weiskotten Hall. Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, MD, director of the NIH National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities.
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Thursday, Nov. 2. Workshop. Office ergonomics
9 to 10 a.m. 10405A/B Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Open to all employees. Topics include ergonomics, neutral body postures, how to adjust work area and computer components, and essential ergonomically correct work practices. Register aHuman Resources, keyword Ergo.
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Thursday, Nov. 2. Nursing Clinical Update. Practicing Wisely
3:30 to 7 p.m. Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. This workshop builds on the national “Choosing Wisely” initiative which aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients. The first session, presented by Rachel Elder, MD, will focus on the use of evidence-based strategies for choosing the right lab tests at the right time for the right patient and in the right way; reducing inappropriate, over-utilized or unnecessary lab testing, preventing erroneous results, and improving the quality and safety of health care for patients. The second session, presented by Bambi Carkey, DNP, PMHNP-BC, NPP, and Patricia Powers, DNP, MPA, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP, will discuss strategies for providers to use in managing psychiatric patients with comorbidities. Registration $50 / Students $35. Free parking in the Crouse Hospital Garage. Three Nursing CEs. Register online at Clinical Update. Proceeds benefit Upstate’s Nursing Alumni Association, supporting students, faculty and needs of the Upstate Medical University College of Nursing.
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Thursday, Nov. 9. Workshop. Coaching, counseling and discipline (Employee Relations)
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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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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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 kittleJ@upstate.edu or 464-4774.
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Thursday, Nov. 9. 17thannual 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, schadla@upstate.edu.
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