For Members

VASAM 2017 Annual Meeting


Saturday, October 7, 2017


Eastern Virginia Medical School
825 Fairfax Ave
Room 753 of Hofheimer Hall
Norfolk, VA 23507

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  1. Continental Breakfast (7:30am)
  2. Welcome Remarks (8:00am)
  3. Medical Marijuana (Stephanie Peglow, DO, MPH)
  4. Alcohol Use and How It Impacts Politicians (Ronald Smith, MD, PhD)
  5. Addiction Medicine Curriculum – EVMS (Lisa Fore Arcand, EdD and Senthil Rajasekaran, MD, FCCP)
    • View Posters
  6. Lunch and business meeting
    • View Posters
  7. Gambling Addiction (Dr. Sherman Master)
  8. Buprenorphine/Methadone in Pregnancy (Alta DeRoo, MD)
  9. Poster Awards (4:00pm)


VASAM is accepting poster submissions from trainees for our annual meeting. The deadline for poster submissions is September 4, 2017. Please submit an abstract or a digital copy of the poster to Michelle Hayes at for our CME committee to review. We will provide a $200 stipend plus mileage for trainees to present posters at our meeting.

For those who wish to stay overnight we have a block of 10 rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown at a rate of $99 (first come first serve) or they will offer a 10% off rate.  Please give group code: EVMS-VASAM Meeting when making reservations.

There are other hotels available that also offer the EVMS rate: Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Sheraton at Norfolk Waterside, Freemason Inn, and Residence Inn by Marriott.