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Schwartz Center RoundsĀ®

For more information, contact:
Chaplain Brigid Farrell Dunn, M DIV, BCC
Phone: 315 464-5596
Email: [email protected]

Schwartz Center Rounds® is a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. Open to the Upstate Medical University community: physicians, residents, faculty, nurses, social workers, spiritual care, environmental services and support staff.

The program is supported by the Dr. Daniel Burdick Compassionate Care Fund  #05700, established in 2013 at the Upstate Foundation by a generous founding gift from the children of Daniel and Billie Burdick.

The gift honors Dr. Burdick's compassion for both patients and caregivers throughout his medical career as a surgical oncologist and general surgeon, as well as his foresight in recognizing the emotional toll of serious illness on care providers.

Upcoming Schwartz Rounds


    Please click this URL to start or join. https://upstate.zoom.us/j/97567513245?pwd=UFk1cFQ2dThiYzl1ZGdONXAzNzhldz09

    Or, go to https://upstate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 975 6751 3245 and password: 1234   


Schwartz Rounds is held from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.  Attendees earn 1 hour of CE/CME.


 Here are the dates and topics for upcoming Schwartz Rounds :

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - "Recognizing burnout...and offering simple strategies for each other by modeling healthy behaviors, developing cordial communication skills with colleagues and pointing out what's good about life outside the hospital (i.e. going to secret parks and waterfalls):  'We can work it out and get it straight'" 

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - "Abandoned patients in pediatrics, unsafe discharges and providers feeling stuck: 'I've got every reason on earth to be mad'"

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - "Celebration of 10 years of Schwartz Rounds at Upstate: 'I know I'll never lose affection for people and things that went before'"

Schwartz Center Rounds, topics by year.