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.

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    2/8/2016 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    Mons at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14

    Led by: Genoa Wilson (Instructors trained and certified through the Arthritis Foundation)
    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • The Healthy Pet Project: Nutrition
    2/8/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Did you know the top 10 things that go wrong with humans are the same top 10 things that go wrong with the health of many pets? Instructors will review the most common health concerns, how to select healthy foods and snacks, household poisons, nutrition pros and cons of going “raw”, handling your pet, and a brief review of pet first aid with mannequins Fluffy Feline and Jerry K9. Participants will receive a pet first aid kit. Participation is limited. Must register.

    Presenters: Cristina A. Pope, Director, Upstate Health Sciences Library





    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Oh, My Aching Back!
    2/11/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Adam Rufa, PT, DPT, Assistant Professor,
    Board Certified in Orthopedics, Upstate Medical
    University
    Whether your back pain is from a
    herniated disc, degenerative changes,
    spinal stenosis or sciatica, learn the
    “red flags” that may signal the need for
    immediate attention. Discussion of
    how pain is perceived and conservative
    treatment options. Seminar is just
    in time for the “shoveling season”
    in CNY!
    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    2/15/2016 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    Mons at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14

    Led by: Genoa Wilson (Instructors trained and certified through the Arthritis Foundation)
    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Just for Women: Pelvic Health Series
    2/18/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Note Time and Location
    Thursday, February 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
    at Natur-Tyme, 3160 Erie Blvd East

    Presenters: Natasha Ginzburg, MD, Assistant
    Professor of Urology; Howard Weinstein, MD,
    FACOG, Clinical Professor and Division Chair,
    Obstetrics/Gynecology (community campus);
    Tania Gardner, PT, DPT, LMT, Physical Medicine
    & Rehabilitation, Upstate Medical University
    Join us for an informational
    opportunity to discuss issues that
    are particularly important to women’s
    health and wellness. Topics: Beyond
    Pads and Diapers: Treatment Options
    for Urinary Incontinence in Women
    (Ginzburg); Pelvic Pain: Therapies for
    Women (Weinstein) and Strengthening
    and Toning Your Pelvic Core (Gardner.
    Online Registration
    Location: Natur-Tyme, 3160 Erie Blvd East
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    2/22/2016 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    Mons at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14

    Led by: Genoa Wilson (Instructors trained and certified through the Arthritis Foundation)
    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    2/25/2016 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    Join us to learn how a diagnosis of Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea impacts a child’s ability to attend and progress in school. This program is especially intended for school nurses, educators, caregivers and providers who regularly work with children with a diagnosis of Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, or OSA. Refreshments provided.

    Presenter: Zafer Soutlan, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Upstate Medical University



    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Livestrong at the Y: in collaboration with Upstate Men to Men prostate cancer support group.
    2/25/2016 5:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Note Time: Thursday, February 25, 5 to 6 p.m.
    Presenter: Tess Kenney, Breast Cancer Coordinator,
    Family and Teen Senior Program Director,
    Northwest and North Area Family YMCA
    If you are a cancer survivor, join us to
    learn about programs for you and your
    family that may be available to you
    through the YMCA to help you lead an
    active life. In collaboration with the
    Upstate Men To Men prostate cancer
    support group.Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    2/29/2016 4:30pm: Community Education Programs
    $40 fee for 8-week session; cash or check.
    Mons at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14

    Led by: Genoa Wilson (Instructors trained and certified through the Arthritis Foundation)
    The ancient discipline of sun style tai chi consists of a series of slow, joint safe movements combined with breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration.

    Online Registration
    Location: HealthLink Site, 6333 Rt 298, East Syracuse(off Carrier Circle 1 Telergy Pkwy)
  • Leap into Label Reading for Your Health!
    2/29/2016 6:00pm: Community Education Programs
    Presenter: Maureen Franklin, RDN, CDN,
    Upstate Medical University
    What information are you looking for
    on a food label? What does it all mean?
    How do you use that information?
    Learn about label reading and how to
    use it to your advantage. The newly
    proposed changes to food labels will be
    discussed. Bring a food label with you.Online Registration
    Location: Liverpool Public Library. 310 Tulip Street Liverpool

Foundation for Upstate Medical University Events

  • Father Daughter Valentine Ball
    2/9/2016 6:30pm: Events
    Ages 3 and up. This festive evening will include dancing, entertainment, magicians, gift bags, cookies and soft drinks (no dinner will be served) along with a silent auction offering many unique gifts. Young ladies should dress in their finest party attire; business formal or tuxedo for men.
    Location: NYS Fairgrounds Arts & Home Center
  • Pedaling 4 Paige
    3/6/2016 12:00pm: Events
    Indoor cycling event. All proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.
    Location: Gold's Gym in Dewitt

Team Upstate Events

    Additional Upstate Events

    • Heart Walk/ Run 2016
      4/2/2016 8:00am: Special Events
      A 1–3 mile, non-competitive walk around OCC with all intersections safely guarded for enjoyable family fun (rain or shine). A run component is available as well, to benefit the American Heart Association's fight against Heart Disease and Stroke, America's #1 & #3 killers.

      Upstate has been a proud sponsor of the Heart Walk for many years, and Team Upstate was one of the top overall fundraising teams since 2007. Upstate's cardiovascular research program has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Heart Walk proceeds over the years.

      Location: Onondaga Community College