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Outreach and Education

Grand Rounds

OB Grand Rounds is held at the New Academic Building (NAB), Located at 790 Irving Avenue every Friday from 7:30am to 8:30am. Due to the pandemic, these presentations were being conducted virtually. They are now back to being an in-person meeting covering a wide variety of current OB and GYN topics being presented by local and nationally recognized experts.

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Allison Theberge, theberga@upstate.edu

2021 Symposium

The annual Symposium celebrates its 48th on October 22, 2021. 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 more information and to register:

48th Annual Regional Perinatal Symposium  |  A Virtual conference




Dimitri Mastrogiannis, MD, PhD

Resident QI Project Award Winner

Michaela Simmons, DO: “Optimizing Interpreter Use on Labor and Delivery”

Faculty Advisor: Caroline Stroup, MD

Resident QI Project Breakout Rooms

Timothy Bussert, MD: “ERAS Protocol Implementation for Reduction of Post-Caesarean Opioid Use” Faculty Advisor: Leah Kaufman, MD

Rebecca Newbrander, MD: “Improving Access to Preferred-Language
Discharge Instructions after Delivery” Faculty Advisor: Maureen Burke, MD

Riddhi Parikh, MD: “Pretreatment of Early Pregnancy Loss with Mifepristone”
Faculty Advisor: Maureen Burke, MD

Katherine Pelletier, MD: “Resident Completion of Medication Reconciliation on Labor and Delivery” Faculty Advisory: Maureen Burke, MD

Periviability Extreme Preterm Infants, Practices, Updates, and Outcomes

Susana Arriagada, MD

Common Urologic Problems in the Newborn - Management and Outcomes

Matt Mason, MD

That's Normal: A Review of the Normal Ultrasound Findings

John Nosovitch, MD

Role of Fetal Echocardiography

Matthew Egan, MD

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.

2020 Mini Series Calendar

Jan. 28, 2020 | Supporting Parents at the Time of Perinatal or Infant Loss

5:00-7:30pm, Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave., Syracuse
Cost: $10 (light meal included) | Register Online


March 31, 2020 | LGBTQ+ Health Awareness

5-8 pm, doors open at 4:30pm | Marley Education Center


  • Jen Deshaies IBCLC, CD, BBCE will be presenting on:
    Why Inclusive Language Matters for Families with Babies, and
    Alternative Feeding Methods for Non-traditional Families
  • Samuel Castleberry M.S. and Rachel Fabi, Ph.D will be presenting on:
    Creating a Safe and Welcoming Space for LGBTQ+ patients, and
    LGBTQ+ Bioethics Case Review

Parent Panel:

  • Families will share their personal stories of what went well and what could have gone better in their Maternal Child Health and healthcare experiences 

    Cost is $10 and includes a light dinner

    Please note: At the current time we will no longer be able to offer CEUs/CMEs for the evening.  

    Register online through Eventbrite

Regional Perinatal Program Outreach Site Visit

In keeping with the NYS DOH requirements, the annual Regional Perinatal Program Outreach meeting is held at 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.