Family Medicine Fall Teaching Days

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Public Health and Primary Care
Friday, November 15, 2013

Upstate Medical University's Department of Family Medicine hosts the third annual Fall Teaching Days on the Upstate campus in Syracuse, NY. Primary care physicians and preceptors from throughout the Central New York region are welcome to attend this free gathering consisting of lectures, grand rounds and faculty development programs by esteemed presenters.


Friday, November 15, 2013

1 - 3 pm

3 - 5 pm

5:30 - 7 pm

7 pm
RMED Focused Faculty Development
James Greenwald, MD
Clerkship and RMED Faculty Development
RMED Preceptors and
Family Medicine Clerkship Preceptors
Grand Rounds
Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD

Saturday, November 16, 2013

8 - 8:15 am
8:15 - 8:55

9:05 - 9:55

10:05 - 10:55

11:05 - 11:55

12 - 1 pm
Opening Remarks, John W. Epling, MD
Extending the Reach of Primary Care into the Community
Luis Castro, MD
Environmental and Occupational Health in Practice
Michael Lax, MD, MPH and John May, MD
Controversies in Clinical Preventive Medicine: Focus on the USPSTF
Paul S. Frame, MD
Vector Borne Illness: The Intersection Between Public Health and Primary Care
Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH
Wrap Up
Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD and John W. Epling, MD

Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH
Dr. Morrow has served as Commissioner of Health for Onondaga County since 2005. She is also an assistant professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to leading a large health department, Dr. Morrow is committed to educating future physicians and public health workers and to developing and fostering community partnerships that address a wide range of public health concerns.

Paul S. Frame, MD
Dr. Frame is Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He practiced as a rural family physician with Tri-County Family Medicine in Cohocton, NY, for 35 Years. Dr. Frame has had a career-long interest in evidence-based preventive medicine and the implementation of preventive services in practice. He published one of the first evidence-based critical reviews of clinical preventive services in 1975.

Michael B. Lax, MD, MPH
Since 1988, Dr. Lax has been the Medical Director of the Central New York Occupational Health Clinical Center (CNYOHCC) and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. He has received a lifetime achievement award from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH). Under Dr. Lax, the CNYOHCC has almost doubled in size, now serving 26 counties. He is the center's sole physician, diagnosing or treating 1,500 patients each year for work-related illnesses and injuries. Dr. Lax educates workers and employers on public health issues in the workplace through hundreds of presentations and training sessions.

Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD
Dr. Temte is the Medical Director of the Madison/Dane County Public Health department in Wisconsin. He teaches family practice residents and practices full-spectrum primary care medicine to an under-served and highly diverse community at Wingra Family Medical Center in Madison. Jon is also active on pandemic influenza and bioterrorism working groups for the state. He is the chair of the U. S Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. His current research interests include viral disease surveillance in primary care, seasonality and epidemiology of influenza, and attitudes toward immunization.

John J. May, MD
Dr. May specializes in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. For more than two decades he has been particularly interested in occupational health problems affecting rural populations, especially in agriculture. Dr. May directs the NIOSH New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health. He is also the Director of Bassett Healthcare's Research Institute.

Luis Javier Castro, MD
Dr. Castro is the Medical Director at the Westside Family Health Center and the Medical Director of the Maternal- Child Pediatric Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Castro, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Upstate Medical University, pursued his interest in Family Medicine at Upstate and fulfilled his Family Practice Residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. He then went on to become the Chief Resident. Since 2004, he has been an Executive Council Member for Syracuse Healthy Start.