Annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day

Cutting Edge Initiatives in Healthcare for our vulnerable populations:

A challenge for faith communities

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 East Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13210

Clergy Day will focus on increasing awareness and understanding the delivery of healthcare for our vulnerable populations, such as those having chronic diseases, psychiatric and behavioral health issues, renal disease, cardiac disease, respiratory, sickle cell disease and diabetes, as well as those with social determinants that add to risk, such as homelessness or poverty.


This program is FREE but you must REGISTER BY JUNE 16 by calling Upstate Connect at 315 464-8668 or toll free at 800 464-8668, 24 hours a day.

Program Overview

8 - 8:45am Continental breakfast and registration
8:45am Welcome and Opening Prayer
Rev. Jerry Shave, Upstate Chaplain Emeritus
9:00am Keynote speaker Diane Nanno, MS, CNS, RN, CCCTM
Director, Department of Transitional Care
9:30 - 10:30am Intensive Transitions Team & High Utilizing Program Panel
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45am GIP in-patient hospice and palliative goals of care: Caring for persons with chronic or terminal conditions
11:30am Open dialogue with participants: Next steps in strengthening our work together to make a difference
Noon Closing Remarks and Final Blessing

At Upstate, our mission is to alleviate human suffering through treatment, research and teaching. Clergy Day is an annual training program for area ministers, priests, semenarians, chaplains and laypersons.

Past Clergy Day topics include:

  • When the unthinkable happens: The reality of Child Abuse and the challenge for spiritual caregivers
  • Coloring Outside the Lines: Spirituality and Children
  • Ethics at the Bedside For Clergy
  • Suicide Alertness: Training for Effective Ministry


If you have any questions, please call Department of Spiritual Care at 315 464-4687.

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