Seminars & Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 20. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.  2231 Weiskotten Hall. Yue Li, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center, will present “Satisfaction with nursing home care, public reporting and racial ethnic disparities.” Free, open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Cindy Paikin, paikinc@upstate.edu.
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Friday, Oct. 21. Robert B. Barlow Vision Research seminar
Noon to 1 p.m. 4709 Neuroscience Research Building. Larry I. Benowitz, PhD, Harvard Medical School, will present “Optic nerve regeneration: Oncomodulin, pten, zinc, and other factors.” Sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology.
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Monday, Oct. 24. HealthLink seminar. Balance screening event
6 to 7 p.m. Liverpool Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Join Upstate physical therapists in a screening of balance and mobility. Determine how you perform compared to community standards for aging adults, and learn exercises to improve how you move. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2. Workshop. Understanding compliance at University Hospital (for managers)
9 to 10:30 a.m. 11405A/B, East Tower, Downtown Campus. This session will focus on why Upstate has a compliance program, the details of the program and everyone’s responsibilities to maintain institutional compliance. Visit Human Resources
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Thursday, Oct. 27. HealthLink seminar. Radiation therapy & prostate cancer
5 to 6 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Learn new information about radiation therapy and how it may be used to treat prostate cancer. Presented in collaboration with Upstate Men to Men prostate cancer support group. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Oct. 27. HealthLink seminar. Stroke prevention: habits to follow before and after
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Learn healthful habits that may reduce your risk for stroke and improve your life. Free. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Friday, Oct. 28. Presidential Symposium Keynote Address
Lecture: 1 p.m. Panel discussion to follow. Central New York Biotech Accelerator, 841 East Fayette St., Syracuse. Mary-Claire King, PhD, professor of medicine and genome studies at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address titled, “Genetics and precision medicine.” King’s address is free and open to the public. King is a noted geneticist who discovered the BRCA1 gene and its connection to breast cancer risk. Among her many awards are the nation’s highest recognition for scientific achievement, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, presented by President Obama in 2016. In 2014, she earned the prestigious Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation Award, often referred to as “America’s Nobels” for her work. King’s lecture is included in Upstate’s first Presidential Symposium, to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28, 29 at the CNY Biotech Accelerator.
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Friday, Oct. 28. Conference. Substance abuse: the beast among us
3 to 7 p.m. Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Presenters and their topics include: Michele Caliva, RN, CSPI, Upstate New York Poison Center, (“Emerging drugs of abuse: do we have an epidemic in our community”); Monika Taylor, LCSW, CASAC, Crouse Hospital (“Hear our voices – how to recognize addiction as a disease process and implement appropriate interventions.” Registration: $50 (students $35). 3.0 contact hours awarded by the Institute for Continuing Nursing Education. Registration deadline is Oct. 26. Presented by the Upstate Medical University Nursing Alumni Association and the College of Nursing. Register at nursing workshop. For more information, contact Jodie Brown, 464-4276, brownjod@upstate.edu.
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Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8. Employee Development Training workshop for non-supervisory employees
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8405 A/B East Tower, Downtown Campus. Topics include communication skills, creating and maintaining harmony in the workplace, teamwork, tools for resolving conflict with others. Register at Human Resources, keyword: series.
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Wednesday, Nov. 2. 20th Annual Toxicology Teaching Day: a contemporary issues symposium
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Genesee Grand Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The program will provide up-to-date information required for the management of toxicology problems and up-to-date information required for the management of toxicologic problems. Intended for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care providers who routinely care for poisoned patients. Continuing education credits are available. Deadline to register is Oct. 28. Sponsored by the Upstate New York Poison Center and the Department of Emergency Medicine. To register or for more information, visit Teaching Day.
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Wednesday, Nov. 2. CHAMP educational webcast. When it’s not child abuse
Noon. Ann Botash, MD, will lead the webcast. The educational review of cases will be presented by Linda Cahill, MD, Ann Lenane, MD, Alicia Pekarsky, MD, and Jamie Hoffman-Rosenfeld, MD. For registration forms and more information, contact JoAnne Race at 883-5615 or racej@upstate.edu. The CHAMP 2016-2017 educational webcast series is supported by New York State Department of Health funding to improve the quality of medical response to suspected child abuse, and additional webcasts are scheduled for Dec. 14, Jan. 18, Feb. 22, and March 22. Visit CHAMP for more information.
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Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 9. Workshop. Upstate Stars: the value of recognition and appreciation
• Downtown Campus. Nov. 2. 9 to 10:30 a.m. 11405 A/B, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
• Community Campus. Nov. 9. 19:30 to 11 a.m. Community Room.
Topics include 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. To register, visit Human Resources, keyword: stars, click search.
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Thursday, Nov. 3. Workshop. Coaching, counseling and discipline (Employee Relations)
9 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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Friday, Nov. 4. Advanced Burn Life Support Provider course
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Upstate University Hospital Downtown Campus. The hands-on course is for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, EMT’s, and paramedics. The course will provide the how-to of emergency care for the burn patient through the first 24-hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussion. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a burn center will be provided. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment. The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS Handbook and continuing education credits. The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program also has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 7 contact hours, Synergy CERP Category A, File 00017581. For fees or more information, contact Rebecca Willison, 464-2614.
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Wednesday, Nov. 9. 16th annual CNY Diabetes Forum. Diabetes: An integrative approach to care
5 to 8 p.m. Cafeteria, Community Campus, 4900 Broad Rd., Syracuse.  .Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. Topics include how to reduce stress, breathing techniques for relaxation; sleep hygiene; 10-minute motivation; and the four pillars of wellness. Parking is free in the F Lot only. To register, call 464-8668.
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Wednesday, Nov. 16. Fifth annual Northeast Wilderness Medicine conference
8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Target audience: physicians and other medical professionals who engage in wilderness activities, who counsel individuals who take part in such activities, or who are likely to encounter illness or injury in remote or resource-limited settings. Sponsored by Upstate’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The conference offers FAWM core and elective credits. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs. Visit Wilderness to register.
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