Fall Festival

Fall Festival and Health Fair

A free & fun health fair for families!


Everyone is welcome to this free and fun health fair for families. The fair will entertain and enlighten while it showcases the wealth of services at both campuses of Upstate University Hospital.

  • Safety helmet fitting and giveaway (for 250 kids)
  • Flu shots (while supplies last) 
  • Safe Kids ID cards 
  • Car seat checks 
  • Health seminars, screenings & booths for all ages 
  • Music, food & children’s entertainment 
  • A helicopter, fire truck, police car and ambulance on display (weather permitting)

Presenters: Staff from a wide variety of Upstate University Hospital specialty services, Safe Kids Upstate NY Coalition, Onondaga County Health Dept., Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, 93Q’s Ted and Amy (10 a.m. to noon), the Bubble Man and more!

The festival will be held indoors in case of rain. Free parking in outdoor lots.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

9 am to 2 pm


Upstate University Hospital
Community campus
4900 Broad Rd., Syracuse - get directions

Free parking in outdoor lots.

Free Health Lectures

Classrooms A and B (follow the signs)

8 a.m.
Pre-hospital Care of the Morbidly Obese Patient
Presenter: Howard M. Simon, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division Chief of Bariatric Surgery; Director, Bariatric Surgery Center, Upstate Medical University Learn about the problems EMS workers encounter when providing pre-hospital care to the morbidly obese and how to improve the transport to the Emergency Department.

9 a.m.
Not All Stroke Centers are Created Equal
Presenter: Eric Deshaies, MD, SUNY Upstate Neurovascular Institute, Director, Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, & Skull Base Neurosurgery, Neuroendovascular Fellowship Program, Neurovascular Basic Science Laboratory; Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience & Physiology, Upstate University Hospital. What makes a hospital a "Designated Stroke Center"? Learn about the different levels of care provided at different levels of stroke-designated facilities. Not all centers may be able to provide the immediate care the stroke patient urgently needs.

10 a.m.
Bath Salts and the EMS Provider
Presenter: Christian Knutsen, MD, Medical Director, Upstate EMS Programs Assistant Director, EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship, CNY MD6, Upstate Physician Response Team, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Upstate Medical University With the increasing popularity of synthetic drugs, learn about "Bath Salts" and what an EMS provider can expect from patients who abuse them.

11 a.m.
4 Pillars of Wellness-The New Language of Health
Presenter, Kaushal Nanavati, MD, Director of Integrative Medicine Upstate Cancer Center, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Upstate Medical University Learn how balancing mind, body and spirit can improve overall health, wellness, and sense of peace.

12 noon
What is Low T (testosterone)?
Presenter: Peter Iannotta, PA, –Associated Medical Professionals of NY, PLLC. You’ve seen the TV commercials. Learn what all the hype is about regarding testosterone levels in men over 40.

1 p.m.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Presenter: Rakesh Khanna, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Upstate Medical University Learn about the newest tissue saving prostate cancer treatment options available at Upstate.

Community Room

8:30 a.m.
Diabetes and Nutrition
Presenter: Pamela Blackmer, MA, RD, CDE, Joslin Diabetes Center, Upstate Medical University Learn nutrition tips to help you manage your diabetes diagnosis.

9:30 a.m.
Preventing and Treating Shoulder Pain in Adults
Presenter: Josh Pletka, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Upstate Orthopedics, Upstate Medical University Whether it’s too much raking or the thought of shoveling snow, learn ways to prevent shoulder pain and how to treat it when it if it happens.

10:30 a.m.
Bath Salts
Presenter: Presenter: T. Michele Caliva, Administrative Director, Upstate New York Poison Center Upstate Medical University Learn more about “bath salts” and other man-made drugs of abuse, including history, description and related symptoms of use.

11:30 a.m.
Managing Common Pediatric Illnesses and Injuries
Presenter: Alison McCrone MD, Asssistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Director, Upstate Golisano After Hours Care, Upstate Medical University Learn about common pediatric illnesses that arise, ways to avoid injuries, and what care is offered at Golisano After Hours Care.

12:30 p.m.
Why Can’t I Sleep?
Presenter: Dragos Manta, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Upstate Medical University Learn why sleep is important to you health, some of the medical issues that may interfere with restful sleep, and ways to treat them.

1:30 pm
The Next Generation of Sinus Surgery
Presenter: Edward Sall, MD, Chief of Service for the Dept of Otolaryngology, Upstate University Hospital at Community GeneralLearn about a different type of sinus surgery using balloon technology that may allow tissue preservation, more patient comfort, and a quicker recovery from one of the first physicians in the area to perform balloon sinuplasty.

For more information: call 800-464-8668


750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Main Campus Phone:
315 464-5540

Public Safety:
315 464-4000

Upstate Connect:
315 464-8668