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Professional Development

Upstate offers employees several training, educational and professional development opportunities. Additionally, there are a number of helpful websites that can be found on our Resources & Links page.

Upcoming Events

Please check back regularly for upcoming department events!

Advanced Practice Grand Rounds 2021

Advanced Practice is pleased to announce our monthly Grand Rounds events, for an intended target audience of NPs, PAs, NP & PA students, MDs & DOs.

  • June 1, 2021: Guest speaker Barbara Krenzer, MD discussed Advanced Directives: A Review & the Role of the Advanced Practice Provider.
  • July 13, 2021: Guest speakers Julie Briggs, RN, MSN, CPOHQ, Director of Patient Safety & Quality and Denise Letourneau, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Director Magnet, Quality & Safety discussed Quality Scorecards: What's It All About?
  • You can view the recording of all past events on the Upstate Media Platform

Upcoming Grand Rounds:

Our August event will be held August 3, 2021 from 12pm-1pm. Guest speaker Jennifer Rapke, PsyD will present Pediatric Mental Health Update: Local Trends, System Resources & Practical Tools.

Zoom link for this event: . https://upstate.zoom.us/j/97650034029?from=addon. Or, go to https://upstate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 976 5003 4029 .

We hope you'll join us!

SUNY Upstate Medical University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation:
SUNY Upstate Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Planner Disclosures:
A. Yackel, M. Wheeler, S. Fries, A. Volles, C. Lopez, and J. Dow have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
Speaker Disclosure:
Speaker does not have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies
Commercial Support:
No commercial support is received for this activity.

Please contact Alexis Yackel at YackelAl@Upstate.edufor more information.

Advanced Practice Symposium 2021

The Advanced Practice Symposium will be hosting a virtual, on-demand, enduring event: the Advanced Practice Symposium 2021. The purpose of the Symposium will be to facilitate the education of Advanced Practice Providers on the distinctive & progressing areas of Sepsis, Pain & Addiction, Care of the LGBTQ Population, PrEP & PEP, Enhancing Patient Experience, Palliative Care & Wellness.

The Symposium is open to all local MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, CNSs, Nurses, Residents, Fellows & Students.

Registration: August 15, 2021 through November 5, 2021

Registration Fee: $65, with the option to purchase a formal certificate of completion for an additional $10

Click here for more information: Advanced Practice Symposium 2021 Information!

Estimated time to complete this educational activity: approximately 8 hours

Please share this information with your friends & colleagues!

Please contact Alexis Yackel at YackelAl@Upstate.edufor more information.

Advanced Practice Symposium 2019

The Advanced Practice Symposium was held on September 19, 2019. The purpose of the Symposium was to facilitate the education of Advanced Practice Providers on the distinctive & progressing areas of Psychiatry, Pulmonary, Palliative Care, Cardiology, Diabetes, Infectious Disease & more. We are currently in the process of planning a virtual conference for 2021. Details to follow when available!


Online course system for both mandatory and optional training modules for Upstate staff. Blackboard

SUNY Upstate Grand Rounds

SUNY Upstate offers "Grand Rounds" which provide our Advanced Practice Clinicians an excellent opportunity to learn complex medical information directly from Content Matter Experts. Participation in a Grand Round lecture provides 1.0 Continuing Education Credits. All Advanced Practice Clinicians are required to complete 25 CEU's annually to maintain Medical Staff credentialing. Please ensure, should you attend a Grand Round lecture that you sign in as well as keep a personal record of the event, so that necessary documentation can easily be provided to Medical Staff as necessary.

For a listing of CME credits credits you have earned, please submit a CME Transcript Request form.

Detailed information onmonthly and/or bi-monthly Grand Rounds, including dates, times, locations, speakers and topics can be found on the Upstate Online website. Visit and click on "Calendar".

Other Professional Development Resources

Continuing Medical Education

There are several external resources available for professional development and continuing medical education (CME).