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Upstate Announcements for October 19, 2023

Fourth annual Advanced Practice Symposium is available on demand

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Advanced Practice Symposium offering 8 category 1 CME credits. This is geared toward a multidisciplinary audience and everyone is invited to attend. Topics include: breast cancer screening guidelines, treatment for high acuity teens, point of care ultrasound, types of shock in the emergency room, transfusion medicine, breastfeeding, newborns and HIV, common surgical pathologies and cancer overview. The symposium is virtual/on demand and will run through Dec. 31. To register, visit: www.upstate.edu/cme/online-register.php. Questions? Email Christine Lopez-Dwyer or call 315-464-6334.



Upstate-sponsored Women in Law and Medicine Dinner on adolescent mental health is Oct. 19

Wanda Fremont, MD, distinguished service professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and medical director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, will be a panelist discussing “Advocacy for Child and Adolescent Mental Health” at the Women in Medicine and Law Dinner today, Oct. 19 at the Collegian Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. Other panelists include Latoya M. Jones, Joe Family Foundation; Vanessa E. Bogan, Syracuse City Court; Nancy Kern Eaton, United Way of Central New York; and New York State Sen. Rachel May. The event is sponsored by SUNY Upstate Women in Medicine and Science and the CNY Women’s Bar Association. For registration information, call 217-778-7780 or visit: https://www.cnywba.org/events.



Compassion in Psychotherapy is Oct. 19

Upstate Professor Emeritus Ronald Pies, MD, will present Compassion in Psychotherapy today, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Dr. Pies is a philosopher of psychiatry whose work is regularly published in The Psychiatric Times. His books include Psychiatry at the Crossroads, and Becoming a Mensch: Timeless Talmudic Ethics for Everyone. To receive a Zoom link, email Michael Miller in the Center for Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry at [email protected].



Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds is Oct. 19

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds is today, Oct. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ninth Floor Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall. Pizza and beverages will be served. Brian Zink, MD, senior associate dean for faculty and faculty development at University of Michigan Medical School and professor and senior associate chair for faculty development in the Department of Emergency Medicine, will present Anyone, Anything, Anytime: A History of U.S. Emergency Medicine. 



Center for Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club is Oct. 19

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities Journal Club will be held today, Oct. 19 at noon via Zoom. Deirdre Neilen, PhD, will lead the discussion on The Art of Medicine: Can True Reflection and Solidarity Further Beneficence? Discussion will begin with a consideration of Rodin’s famous The Thinker as seen in the Taran article, then move into a case study that focuses on a patient facing enormous challenges (medical, social, financial) in handling his disease. Traditionally, this patient would be labeled difficult or non-compliant, each visit leaving patient and clinician dissatisfied and frustrated. Perhaps by reconsidering what we value in the profession and in our lives, we can rediscover the joy of healing. Register in advance here: https://upstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkdeCupjgoHdE5KRpWoMFcmPeP9Jl9qJFz. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Questions? Email Kathleen Szczech at [email protected]



Non-profit presentations are Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 9

Non-Profits at Noon speaker series will feature several Community Giving Campaign organizations Thursdays, Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 9 from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the second-floor open forum at Nappi Wellness Institute. Additional dates will be forthcoming. For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at [email protected].

Upcoming speakers include:

  • Oct. 19, United Way of CNY
  • Oct. 26, Sarah’s Guest House
  • Nov. 9, Upstate Foundation 



Free information on estate planning available Oct. 20

As part of National Estate Planning Awareness Week, the Upstate Foundation will offer free information on getting your estate in order and making sure you have the right vital documents in place. A Foundation representative will be available to share information and answer questions Monday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Café 750 on the second floor of Upstate University Hospital and Friday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the cafeteria at Community. For more information, email Carolyn Hendrickson [email protected]



Welloween events continue through Oct. 20

Welloween events will be held Oct. 16 to 20 at the Health Sciences Library in Weiskotten Hall. All activities take place in the Upstate Health Sciences Library atrium unless otherwise noted. For more information, email Sarah Lawler [email protected]

The schedule is as follows: 

  • Thursday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Flu shot clinic in bubble room on first floor of library, and financial literacy trivia
  • Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dog therapy visit
  • Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: SNAP double up food bucks program
  • Friday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon: Employee Assistance Program information

Daily drop-in activities and events include: 

  • Make your own aromatherapy pillow and room spray
  • Rock painting
  • Screen break bingo
  • Medical instruments from the past display



IMT to offer virtual support line for Hyperdrive pilot users beginning Oct. 24

Select users of Epic will transition to using a web-based browser called Hyperdrive. To provide support during this transition, IMT will provide a virtual support platform Oct. 24 to 18 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Users will receive personalized guidance to troubleshoot issues. Email communications sent this week provided users with information on how to access support, including where to find Hyperdrive, how to access 1:1 support, and common troubleshooting answers. For more information on Hyperdrive, including tip sheets, videos, and the proposed timeline, visit https://www.upstate.edu/training/intra/epic/hyperdrive.php. For more information, email Matt Hill at [email protected].



Retirement workshop with Voya is Oct. 25

Voya will host a retirement workshop Oct. 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. Retirement goals, planning, investments, and strategies will be discussed. Lunch will be provided. Register here and select SUNY Upstate: https://boblaferriere.timetap.com/#/



Domestic Violence 101 webinars for supervisors are Oct. 25, and 31

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence will host one-hour webinars Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. and 31 at 9 a.m. The sessions will focus on domestic violence for supervisors and administrators who support and manage staff in a professional work environment. The webinars will cover definitions, power and control tactics, staying versus leaving, and survivor-centered responses. For more information, email Jennifer Hilts at [email protected]. To register for a session, visit: https://opdv.ny.gov/event/training-domestic-violence-101 and click on the session date under the heading ‘registration.’



Lunch and Learn webinars on violence and workplace safety are Oct. 25, and 30

Throughout the month of October, New York state will offer sessions on Executive Order #17 and the protections of the Gender Based Violence and the Workplace Program. The events are open to all state employee. To register for a session, visit: https://meetny.webex.com/webappng/sites/meetny/webinar/webinarSeries/register/2288f72cc6444c3799dbce9f345bfd76. The schedule is as follows: 

  • Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to noon
  • Oct. 30 from 1 to 1:30 p.m.



Syracuse Crunch Pink in the Rink game is Oct. 27

The Syracuse Crunch will host the annual Pink in the Rink hockey game Friday, Oct. 27. Pink in the Rink will feature an Upstate Cancer Center information table in the concourse, a survivor puck drop, in-game announcements, and a mystery puck fundraiser for She Matters. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink to the game.

The Upstate Mammovan will be parked outside the War Memorial Oct. 27 from noon to 5 p.m. offering breast cancer screenings. To register for a screening, call 315-464-2588 or visit: www.upstate.edu/noexcuses.



Limb preservation conference is Nov. 4

The second annual Limb Preservation in 2023: Innovations and Advancements conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. In-person and virtual registration options are available. Pre-registration is required here: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/21334. Limb preservation, neuropathy, diabetic foot problems, and advanced wound care will be discussed. 



Participants sought for charity curling event Nov. 4

Participants are sought for a one-day charity curling event to be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at Utica Curling Club, 8300 Clark Mills Rd., Whitesboro, N.Y. Proceeds benefit Upstate’s Joslin Diabetes Center. Registration is $65 a person and includes day-of instruction and playing. The event is primarily focused on those who have never tried curling. Teams are typically four players, but teams can be built from singles and doubles. To learn more, contact Doug Rosenthal at [email protected] or 315-480-8338. Pre-registration is required to participate.



Burn Run is Nov. 5

The 17th annual Burn Run will be held Sunday, Nov. 5 at 148 Saunders Creek Parkway in E. Syracuse. The kids race begins at 8:30 a.m., 5K at 9 a.m., and 10K at 10 a.m. Proceeds support the Burn Foundation of CNY, which in turns supports burn survivors and Upstate’s Clark Burn Center. Questions? Call Paul Knierman at 315-374-1111. To register, visit: https://www.theburnrun.org



Toxicology Teaching Day is Nov. 8

The 27th annual Toxicology Teaching Day will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center. Pre-registration is required here: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/21388. The event is for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care providers who routinely care for poisoned patients.



Easy for You is Nov 14

Easy for You, Upstate's tobacco treatment program, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the multidisciplinary suite (C 3068) on the third floor of Upstate Cancer Center. Everyone with an Upstate ID is welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape. Free nicotine replacement is available. For more information, contact Theresa Hankin or Carolyn Walczyk at 315-464-3519 or [email protected].



Sarcoidosis Support Group is Nov. 14

Upstate’s Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Division will present Ways to Improve Physical Fitness at the next Sarcoidosis Support Group meeting, to be held Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fifth-floor classroom at Upstate Health Care Center. To register, email Shania Edwards-King at [email protected]. 



October is National Retirement Security Month

October is National Retirement Security Month and SUNY’s retirement providers offer several ways to help you plan. Check out the below websites designed for National Retirement Security Month sponsored by our investment providers, so you can learn more about securing your retirement plans.

Corebridge: https://www.corebridgefinancial.com/rs/microsites/nrsm2023


TIAA: https://gateway.on24.com/wcc/experience/elitetiaaifssubmaster/3133860/4327407/suny

Voya: Voya's National Retirement Security Month Dashboard

For SUNY Voluntary Savings 403(b) Plan information, visit https://www.suny.edu/benefits/vsp/. 



The Informed Patient podcast

The Informed Patient podcast recently featured interviews with these specialists about exercise and cancer, breastfeeding support and treating postpartum depression.

The Informed Patient podcast and HealthLink on Air radio show are produced by Upstate Marketing and University Communications. The Informed Patient interviews are available through various podcast platforms, including YouTube. HealthLink on Air is broadcast on WRVO Public Media at 6 a.m. Sundays. Audio and transcripts of the podcasts and the radio shows are also available at upstate.edu/informed.

To suggest an Upstate expert or topic for a possible podcast, email Amber Smith at [email protected]