22nd Annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day

TREATING CANCER: Integrating traditional medicine, holistic healing and spirituality in cancer care


Friday, September 5, 2014
Upstate Cancer Center,
1st Floor Conference Room
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

For clergy, seminarians, chaplains, and lay pastoral caregivers

We are excited to invite you as our guests to a stimulating Clergy Day featuring two renowned Upstate physicians from our new Cancer Center. Dr. Leslie Kohman, Medical Director, will offer her signature keynote presentation 'Cancer 101' to help us better understand cancer, its treatments and what the future holds.


The presenters are members of Upstate’s Departments of Surgery, Family Medicine and Spiritual Care. These experts will explore the region’s most comprehensive cancer care, and the integration of a holistic and spiritual approach to healing. At Upstate, our mission is to alleviate human suffering through treatment, research and teaching.

Download the invitation PDF document for complete information.

This program is FREE but you must register by August 25th to attend by calling Upstate Connect at 315 464-8668 or toll free at 800 464-8668, 24 hours a day.

If you have any questions, please call Department of Spiritual Care at 315 464-4687.

Clergy Day
Friday, September 5th, 2014
Open the Eyes of My Heart by Walt Wasilewski with Imani Shabazz

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Walt Wasilewski with Imani Shabazz
This book tells the stories of spiritual care volunteers serving at Upstate University Hospital. Contributions are gratefully accepted so that we can continue to distribute this booklet free of charge.

HealthLink on Air Radio Show

Compassionate Rounds for Healthcare Providers

Rev. Virginia Lawson, PhD,
talks about a new program coming to Upstate called the Schwartz Compassionate Rounds External link, designed to promote the importance of healthcarte professionals listening to one another to enhance patient care.