Upcoming Events

2022 Outreach Program



Tuesday, September 13, 2022     12 Noon
Montauk Library
Fall Prevention
Sarah Cohen, PT, DPT & Ragan Finalborgo 

Falls are a major concern for older adults. Sarah Cohen, PT, DPT, Administrator of the Center for Parkinson's Disease and Falls Prevention programs at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will discuss why falls are preventable and what you can do to decrease your fall risk, stay active and take charge of your wellbeing. 


Thursday, September 15, 2022    12 Noon   VIA ZOOM
Long Island Library Programmers Association LIPA  – Hosted by North Shore Public Library, Shoreham

Cardiovascular Health
John P. Reilly, MD

How do I know if I have heart disease? Should I take supplements or celery juice for heart health? Learn the latest strategies to protect your health.  John P. Reilly, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, will discuss heart disease prevention, risk factor assessment, the use of imaging to pinpoint cardiac problems, and advanced interventions and treatment to diagnose, manage and successfully treat heart disease.  Dr. Reilly is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medicine and has lectured nationally and internationally on cardiac disease treatment and prevention.  


Thursday, October 20, 2022    12 Noon        VIA ZOOM
Long Island Library Programmers Association (LILPA) – Hosted by John Jermain Library, Sag Harbor
Breast Cancer Awareness
Lea Baer, MD 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Each year, about 255,000 women and 2,700 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer. The likelihood of a positive diagnosis increases with age.  Lea Baer, MD, a Medical Oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, will speak about the risk factors, warning signs, and treatment options that are available to patients diagnosed with breast cancer.   Dr. Baer practices at the Stony Brook Cancer Center and she will answer questions after her lecture.   This program is sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.  


Wednesday, November 16, 2022    10:00 AM    In-Person Program
Long Island Master Gardners, Brookhaven Ecology Center, Holtsville

Ticks – All You Need to Know!
Scott R. Campbell, PhD 

Entomologist Dr. Scott Campbell, Chief of the Arthropod-Borne Disease Lab at Suffolk County’s Department of Health Services, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, will discuss the medically important tick species on Long Island, their biology, habitat, the pathogens they transmit, and the best strategies to prevent tick bites in adults and children.  This program is sponsored jointly by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services and the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.  All attendees will receive a free tick removal kit and a tick disease handbook.   There will be time for Q & A. 


Thursday, November 17, 2022    12 Noon    VIA ZOOM
Long Island Library Programmers Association (LILPA)  – Hosted by Mattituck-Laurel Library

Pancreatic Cancer
Aaron Sasson, MD

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

More than 62,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.  Pancreatic cancer begins when abnormal cells in the pancreas grow out of control and form a tumor.  Aaron Sasson, MD, Surgical Oncology Division Chief at Stony Brook Medicine, will discuss risk factors, prevention, strategies for early detection in people at high risk, surgical management and treatment options. If you, or someone you love, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, this overview and discussion will be valuable. Dr. Sasson will answer questions after the lecture.