Healthlink Seminar Calendar

HealthLink Programs

HealthLink FREE seminar series is an initiative of Upstate Medical University bringing health information and education to you and your family at no cost. That’s right! FREE Health Information.

  • Project AWARE: Mental Health First Aid
    6/27/2016 9:00am: Community Education Programs
    Project Aware Laurie Best from the Office of Mental Health
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is funding a program called Project AWARE. Specifically, The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Hutchings Psychiatric Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University have been awarded a $375,000 three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the training of a diverse group of adults in Mental Health First Aid [MHFA]. The program will collaborate with community partners to improve mental health literacy in youth-serving organizations, specifically youth between the ages of 16-25 years.

    The specific goals of the program are to:

    1.) Improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma about mental illness in the community
    2.) Improve community capacity to respond to the behavioral health needs of transitional age youth
    3.) Promote early help-seeking behavior among transitional age youth to reduce rates of suicide, substance use and homelessness
    4.) Reduce disengagement among transitional age youth arising from the strong distinctions among child, youth and adult services.

    Class attendees must be 18 years of age or older and work with transitional age youth (16-25 years of age). This program is not for professionals in the mental health field.
    Location: South West Community Center (SWCC), 401 South Ave Syracuse NY 13204
  • HealthLink’s Summer Series at the Sherwood.
    6/27/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    TOPIC ONE: Total Shoulder Replacement & Rotator Cuff Problems

    Presenter: Kevin Setter, MD, Assoc. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery; Board Certified, Fellowship Trained in Shoulder & Elbow; Chief, Shoulder & Elbow Division, Upstate Orthopedics, Upstate Medical University, Upstate Community Campus Orthopedics

    TOPIC TWO: Maintaining a Healthy Spine

    Presenter: Warren E. Wulff, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon; Partner, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, Upstate Community Campus Orthopedics

    Join us for the kick off evening of HealthLink’s Summer Series at the Sherwood. Attend this two-part seminar and learn about shoulder pain and ways to keep your spine healthy.
    Online Registration
    Location: Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St, Skaneateles
  • Project AWARE: Mental Health First Aid
    6/28/2016 9:00am: Community Education Programs
    Project Aware Laurie Best from the Office of Mental Health
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is funding a program called Project AWARE. Specifically, The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Hutchings Psychiatric Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University have been awarded a $375,000 three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the training of a diverse group of adults in Mental Health First Aid [MHFA]. The program will collaborate with community partners to improve mental health literacy in youth-serving organizations, specifically youth between the ages of 16-25 years.

    The specific goals of the program are to:

    1.) Improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma about mental illness in the community
    2.) Improve community capacity to respond to the behavioral health needs of transitional age youth
    3.) Promote early help-seeking behavior among transitional age youth to reduce rates of suicide, substance use and homelessness
    4.) Reduce disengagement among transitional age youth arising from the strong distinctions among child, youth and adult services.

    Class attendees must be 18 years of age or older and work with transitional age youth (16-25 years of age). This program is not for professionals in the mental health field.
    Location: South West Community Center (SWCC), 401 South Ave Syracuse NY 13204
  • FREE Screening for Vascular Disease
    6/29/2016 All day: Community Education Programs
    Conducted by Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services Staff, Upstate Medical University

    Vascular disease can cause stroke, aneurysm rupture, and poor circulation. People with diabetes are especially at risk. This FREE screening is comprised of a carotid ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, ankle-brachial blood pressure, and a counseling session with a vascular specialist to review your same-day screening results. For people 55 and over who have NOT been screened in the last five years.

    Pre-registration required. Call 464-8668 for info and to register. Free parking
    Online Registration
    Location: Nedrow Fire Department, 6505 S. Salina St.
  • Search Health: Finding Quality Health Information
    6/30/2016 5:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Olivia Tsistinas, MSLIS, Clinical Outreach Coordinator, Health Sciences Library, Upstate University Hospital

    Learn about searching the internet for reliable resources for health information — especially prostate cancer. Hosted with the Upstate Men to Men Prostate Cancer support group.

    REGISTRATION required, call Upstate Connect: (315) 464-8668
    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Summer Series at the Sherwood Two Topics
    7/11/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Two topics:
    Shoulder Pain
    Presenter: L. Ryan Smart, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine, Partner, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, Upstate Community Campus Orthopedics

    Learn about causes and treatments of shoulder pain including non-joint replacement surgical options.

    Alternatives to Joint Replacement
    Presenter: Emil Azer, MD,Upstate Orthopedics, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery; Orthopedic Trauma/Adult Reconstruction; Board Certified, Fellowship Trained in Orthopedic Trauma; Upstate Medical University, Upstate Community Campus Orthopedics

    If you are younger person with hip arthritis, this program is for you! Learn about causes and treatment options to relieve your joint pain.
    Online Registration
    Location: Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St, Skaneateles
  • Exercise to Prevent & Treat Diabetes
    7/18/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, GCS, CDE
    Upstate Medical University


    Aerobic exercise makes your heart and bones strong, relieves stress, and improves blood circulation. It may also lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. Join us to learn more about how exercise can be used to prevent or treat diabetes.
    Online Registration
    Location: Liverpool Public Library. 310 Tulip Street Liverpool
  • Bullying
    7/21/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Ronald D. Saletsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Upstate Medical University

    According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, one out of four students reports being bullied; 64% of those did not report it. Students who are both the targets of and engage in bullying are at risk for both mental health and behavioral problems. Join us to learn to learn how you can help when someone you love is being bullied.

    Online Registration
    Location: Baldwinsville NW Family YMCA, 8040 River Rd
  • Project AWARE: Mental Health First Aid
    7/25/2016 9:00am: Community Education Programs
    Project Aware Laurie Best from the Office of Mental Health
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is funding a program called Project AWARE. Specifically, The New York State Office of Mental Health’s Hutchings Psychiatric Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University have been awarded a $375,000 three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the training of a diverse group of adults in Mental Health First Aid [MHFA]. The program will collaborate with community partners to improve mental health literacy in youth-serving organizations, specifically youth between the ages of 16-25 years.

    The specific goals of the program are to:

    1.) Improve mental health literacy and reduce stigma about mental illness in the community
    2.) Improve community capacity to respond to the behavioral health needs of transitional age youth
    3.) Promote early help-seeking behavior among transitional age youth to reduce rates of suicide, substance use and homelessness
    4.) Reduce disengagement among transitional age youth arising from the strong distinctions among child, youth and adult services.

    Class attendees must be 18 years of age or older and work with transitional age youth (16-25 years of age). This program is not for professionals in the mental health field.
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Getting Great Legs
    7/25/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Palma M. Shaw, MD, FACS, RPVI ,Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery ,UPSTATE Medical Center

    If your varicose veins keep you from wearing shorts, there’s no time like now to learn about current therapies for the treatment of these swollen, twisted, and sometimes painful veins that can sometimes signal a higher risk of other circulatory problems.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)

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  • Upstate Open Golf Tournament
    7/22/2016 7:00pm: Events
    29th Annual Upstate Open. Combine your passion for golf and helping patients and families cared for at Upstate University Hospital. Morning or afternoon tee times available. Foursomes only please.
    Location: Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville

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