Outreach and Education

Grand Rounds

OB Grand Rounds is held at the Marley Education Center, located at 765 Irving Avenue every Friday from 7:30am to 8:30am. A wide variety of current OB and GYN topics are presented by local and nationally recognized experts. If you are interested in presenting please contact Sunny Falcone.

Regional Educational Evening Mini Series

The CNY Regional Perinatal Program is now offering expanded educational opportunities throughout the year with the Regional Educational Evening Mini Series.  Each evening will be dedicated to a different topic to expand the knowledge base of the community, nurses, providers and residents in the most recent developments in perinatal care. 

For further information regarding the CNY Regional Educational Evenings please contact the Regional Neonatal Outreach Coordinator at (315) 470-7687.

2019 Mini Series Calendar

Jan. 15 | A Stimulating Educational Evening on Lactation and Human Milk Feeding


Regional Perinatal Program Outreach Site Visit

In keeping with the NYS DOH requirements, the annual Regional Perinatal Program Outreach meeting is held every Spring in each hospital in the Central New York Region with obstetrical services.

For this visit, the team from the Regional Perinatal Center will consist of a Maternal/Fetal Medicine attending and a Neonatology attending as well as the Perinatal Nurse Coordinators of OB and Neonatology. Affiliate hospital staff to attend will be the Chiefs of Obstetrics and Pediatrics, the OB/Pediatric Nurse Manager and other obstetrical, pediatric and nursing care providers. Functions to be carried out will include:

  • Presentation of two perinatal education topics by the Outreach Team from the Regional Center.
  • Review of the hospitals Statewide Perinatal Data System annual report from the previous year.
  • Report/analysis by the Regional Centers SPDS Coordinator of the hospitals SPDS report in comparison with the region-wide report, other hospitals data and national standards.
  • Discussion of pre-identified cases from the prior year, chosen by the Regional Center or the Affiliate staff, which are of special interest, concern, or educational value.
  • Review of the maternal/newborn consultation/transport experience of the Affiliate hospital for the prior year with feedback regarding outcomes and detailed discussion of cases with significant morbidity or mortality. Discussion of any other issues regarding the Affiliate hospital or Regional Center patient care functions or relationships.
  • Discussion of any other issues regarding the Affiliate hospital or Regional Center patient care functions or relationships.

2018 Symposium

The annual Symposium celebrates its 45th on October 12, 2018. Current OB and Neonatal topics are chosen to keep the nurses, providers and residents from Central New York updated on the most recent developments in perinatal care. For further information with regard to the Symposium event, please contact Chelsea Castor at 315 470-7687.

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Session Presentations

Theresa Hargrave, MD
Effects of Maternal Stress on Development of the FetusPDF Icon
Raylene M. Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
The Sacred Hour: Uninterrupted Skin-to-Skin Immediately After BirthPDF Icon

Christine Kowaleski, DNP, FNP, NNP-BC, MHNP-BC
What Every Provider Should Know and Do for Maternal Mental HealthPDF Icon

Heather Mauro, LMSW
A Frontline Assessment of NICU Parental StressorsPDF Icon

Stephen Pearlman, MD, MSHQS
Quality Improvement to Make the Hospital Safer for BabiesPDF Icon

Deanna Shon, BSN, RN and Martiel Stoecker, DNP, CNM
"WWJD: What Would the Jury Do?" -- NICHD terminology and evidencePDF Icon

Pamela Ryman, RRT, BS, NPS
How to tell if a neonate is infected? Lab interpretation the S.T.A.B.L.E. way

Frank Smith, MD
Cardiology in the First Month of Life

Howard Zucker, MD, JD
Infant Health and the Balance Between Public Health and Parental Rights

Raylene M. Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
Beyond the Sacred Hour: Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Early Postpartum PeriodPDF Icon