Seminars & Conferences

Friday, Oct. 26. Seminar. Feeding Tubes and Frail Elders: Help or Hindrance
Noon to 1 p.m. 4507 Setnor Academic Building. Sharon Brangman, MD, professor of medicine and division chief of Geriatrics at Upstate, will discuss the demographics of the aging population, characteristics of frailty in older adults, and current evidence regarding the use of feeding tubes in frail elders. Sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. For more information about Bioethics and Humanities Center seminars, contact Robert Olick at olickr@upstate.edu.
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Oct. 30; Nov. 6, 13, 27; Dec. 4, 11, HealthLink Classes. Yogalates
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Improve flexibility, balance, and core muscle strength in this combination of yoga and pilates. Bring a yoga mat. Class size is limited. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 28; Dec. 5, 12. HealthLink Classes. Zumba Gold 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Latin-inspired dance moves to improve cardiovascular fitness. Class size is limited. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec. 6, 13. HealthLink Classes. T-N-T (Tight-and-Tone)
4:45 to 5:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Use of light weights to tighten and tone problem areas. Yoga mat and hand weights recommended. Class size is limited. Fee and preregistration are required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Thursday, Nov. 1.  HealthLink Seminar. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Learn what it is and how it is treated. Presented by Teresa Gentile, MD, PhD, Upstate Medical University. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Friday, Nov. 2.  17th Annual Central New York Psychopharmacology and Addiction Psychiatry Update
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hutching Psychiatric Center Auditorium, 810 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Topics include “Using Genetics in Practice, a Case Example” and “Addicted Borderline Patients Who Use Cannabis: Neuropsychodynamics and Treatment.” Panel discussions on psychopharmacology and addiction. For more information, contact Linette Thorp, 464-3104, thorpl@upstate.edu.
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Saturday, Nov. 3. 10th Annual In the Crosshairs: Lung Cancer 2012 Early Action for the Diagnosis, Detection and Treatment of Lung Cancer
Registration, refreshments and free pulmonary function testing: 8 to 9 a.m.; Program 9 to 11 a.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Conference will cover the latest updates on lung cancer diagnosis, treatments and survivorship. Presenters are Leslie Kohman, MD, thoracic surgeon and director of the Upstate Cancer Center, Ernest Scalzetti, MD, professor of radiology; Barbara Robinson, MD, assistant professor of surgery; and Aliya Hafeez, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry. Visit In the Crosshairs or call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, Nov. 7. 16th Annual Toxicology Teaching Day
Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Topics include mechanism and various therapeutic options available for the opiod dependent patient; names, pharmacological effects and management strategies of the toxin results in seizures; which poisoned patients may benefit from the use of physostigmine as an antidote; drug and toxin levels in the identification or attribution of causality after poisoning; which poisoned patient may benefit from antidotes and how to identify use in the care of poisoned. Sponsored by Upstate New York Poison Center, Upstate Department of Emergency Medicine, Upstate Office of Continuing Medical Education. For more information visit Toxicology or contact Rosemarie More, 464-4854, morer@upstate.edu.
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Thursday, Nov. 8.  Web Conference. Tobacco Use in the US and Globally: Challenges and Opportunities
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. A Department of Public Health and Preventive Grand Rounds presentation by Gary A. Giovino, PhD, University at Buffalo.  To register, visit CNYMPH.
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Thursday, Nov. 8.  HealthLink Seminar. Rehabilitation for People with Lung Disease
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/Oasis Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Learn about the importance of exercise to maintain or improve quality of life for people dealing with conditions like COPD, lung cancer and restrictive lung diseases. Presented by Matthew Bowman, PT, DPT and Jason O’Neill, PTA, Upstate Medical University. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Saturday, Nov. 10. 12th Annual Diabetes Forum: Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Through Weight Loss: Surgical and Non Surgical Approaches
Registration: 8 to 8:30 a.m. Program: 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Upstate University Hospital, Community Campus, Cafeteria, 4900 Broad St., Syracuse. Learn how weight loss impacts diabetes. Then choose one of three sessions: the pros and cons of weight loss surgery; lifestyle changes for weight loss; or emotional aspects of overeating. Vendors and free screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD). Registration required, limited seating. Visit Diabetes or call 464-8668 for more information.
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Nov. 12, 19, 26, 27; Dec. 3, 10, 17. HealthLink Seminar. Quit Smoking for Good and for Free
Class One: Noon to 1 p.m. Class Two: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Learn how to quit smoking for good. Receive a personalized quit plan, learn about medications, the New York State Smoker’s Quitline, stress management and relapse prevention. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register. Sponsored by Advocates for Upstate Medical University. Part of a series.
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Thursday, Nov. 15. Second Annual Pelvic Health Forum
Two classes: 1 to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Upstate University Hospital, Community Campus, Community Room, 4900 Broad Rd., Syracuse. This interactive program discusses the latest in women’s pelvic health. Learn tips to help improve pelvic health and ways to treat symptoms. Topics include urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Discussion of corrective procedures for pelvic issues, including mesh procedures. Myths dispelled and questions answered. Includes time for brief individual questions and answers. Presented by Shane Sopp, MD, Women’s Incontinence Center. Registration recommended. Call 464-8668 to register.
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Wednesday, Nov. 28. HealthLink Seminar. Sleep, Aging and Alzheimer’s
6 to 7 p.m. HealthLink/OASIS Learning Center, 6333 NY Rt. 298, East Syracuse. Learn how cognitive impairment due to dementia can cause changes in sleep, and how behavioral management can help typical sleep disorders. Presented by Chris Heagle Bahn GNP-BC, Upstate Medical University. Registration is required. Call 464-8668 to register.
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