NYSBHA Annual SBHC Conference 2023

SBHCs Provide Equitable Health Care:
Post-pandemic Challenges to Our Workforce

Hybrid Conference

Friday March 17th & Saturday March 18th

The Otesaga Resort Hotel


Thank you, conference attendees, speakers and organizers for a wonderful event! 

2023 SBHC Conference Packet FINAL

Presentation Slides (attached below next to session titles)

Picture Gallery


This 1.5-day conference will include three plenary sessions and 5 tracks of concurrent sessions. All plenaries and 5 of the concurrent sessions will be made available as virtual sessions. There is something for everyone, especially if you are seeking medical CMEs (currently pending). Top that off with a networking reception, a historic property on the water in beautiful Cooperstown, NY and an opportunity to connect with friends old and new – we hope to see you there! See below for details and registration.

Registration for this event is now closed.


Thank You, SBHC Conference Sponsor!



Conference Agenda

Friday 3/17 

8:30 – 9:15 am
Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, Bassett Healthcare Network, CEO
Former Senator James Seward

9:30-10:30 am
Plenary Session: The Pandemic: The Need for Increased Skills in Trauma Informed Care, Heather Forkey, MD (1CME)


10:45 am -11:45pm
Concurrent Sessions 1

Uterine Bleeding in Adolescence: evaluation, approach to diagnosis, and management, Laura O’Shea, CNM (1 CME) Abnormal Uterine Bleeding_031723

EMDR & Equity: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy for Trauma, Kelly Celony, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW and William Zangwill, Ph.D. OSH EMDR_3.17.23_FINAL

Modernizing and Maximizing Enrollment: Implementing an online consent portal for an SBHC program, Ryan Levy, MA and Julie Blitzer, PhD Modernizing and Maximizing Enrollment NYSBHA 3-17-23


12:00-1:15 pm: Lunch and NYSDOH SBHC Update


1:30-2:30 pm
Plenary Session: Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Workforce Challenges, Joseph Domachowske, MD (1 CME) Domachowske Fri afternoon Plenary


2:45-3:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions 2

Acne Care, Maggie Dowd, MD (1 CME) Acne_Basics_ Lecture MLD

A Year of Behavioral Health Innovations: Reports from the Field, Scott Bloom, LCSW, panelists Donya Vergine Rhett, PhD., Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP, April Lee, MD NYSBHF BH ProgramPresentation_Year 1_FINAL (1)

HPV: the disaster and its prevention, Michelle Nieves, RN III, CMSRN and Susan Converse, FNP, PMHNP HPV Slide Deck 2023 (1)


4:00-5:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 3

Providing Care to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth, Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD (1 CME) slides

Create, Connect & Share: Fun with the Bassett School-Based Health Team, Ann-Marie Mills, LCSWR, MSW, Deb Schlesinger, LCSW-R

Three Stops on the Data Journey and Why You’ll Want to be on Board: NYSBHF Data Hub Program, Carlos Romero, MBA, Lisa Perry, MBA, MPP, Viju Jacob MD, FAAP, Patience Misner, MS. NY Conference 2023 HANDOUTS (1)

Oral Pathology for the School Based Clinician, Dr. Jaya Pradhan, DMD, MPH


5:00-7:00 pm: Alliance Networking Reception


Saturday 3/18

45-minute gentle yoga class for you early risers!
Taught by Deb Schlesinger, LCSW-R from Bassett, who is a trained yoga teacher (over 300 hours) including in trauma-sensitive yoga.
All levels welcome. Please bring a towel, or your own mat, we will have chairs available if you would like.


8:30-9:30 am
Plenary Session: The Value of Pediatric Immunizations during a Pandemic, Michael Grosso, MD (1 CME) Cooperstown_GROSSO_3-23 (1)


9:45-10:45 am
Concurrent Sessions 4

Re-Cap on the Kneecap and Assuaging Ankle Angst, Katheryn S. Doughty, MD/MPH, MS, FAAOS (1 CME)

The Psychiatry High Risk Program – A Recovery-Based Suicide Prevention Strategy, Rachael Kuch, MD (1 CME) slides

Engage & Empower: Youth-Driven Mental Health Outreach in the Pandemic Era, Meredith Nechitilo, MPH


11:00 am -12:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 5

When to Send to the ED, Matt Kleinmeier, MD (1 CME)

Oral Health Advocacy Roundtable Discussion

Bassett HR Session: Teamwork in Turbulent Times: Real-life strategies to improve collaboration in the workplace, Grayce Langheine

CME: Continuing Medical Education is available through the Electronic Education Documentation System (EEDS) and facilitated by the Medical Education Department at Bassett Healthcare. Registration for CMEs will be a separate process from conference registration.


We are offering 3 types of registration for this event: 
Bassett staff, affiliates and Bassett-served school nurses:
costs covered by Bassett SBHC program grant
$99 includes meals, reception and all sessions
$39 includes welcome speeches, plenaries, and selected concurrent sessions (*V) and (*Z)  


Session Descriptions

Presenter Bios



About The Otesaga Resort Hotel

The Otesaga is an historic hotel situated on Otsego Lake, just minutes walking distance to craft breweries, renowned art collections, and the world-famous National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in the charming Village of Cooperstown. Planning to stay? Guests can go to www.otesaga.com/accommodation and use group code 371515 or call the Reservations Office 866-494-0085 and mention Bassett/NYSBHA Event in March. Rate is $219/night. Reserve your room by 2/17/23!

Questions about this event?
Contact us at nysbha@gmail.com