For Members

VASAM 2018 Annual Meeting


Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:00 am-4:30pm

Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine
2301 N. Parham Rd, Suite 4
Richmond, VA 23229

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  1. Continental Breakfast  (7:30am)
  2. Welcome Remarks  (8:00am)
  3. SAMHSA Update (Jean Bennett, PhD)  (8:15am - 8:45am)
  4. Stigma in Substance Use Disorder (Stephanie Peglow, DO)  (8:45am - 9:45am)
  5. Complex Persistent Opioid Dependence (Ajay Manhapra, MD)  (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  6. Lunch and View Posters (12:15pm - 12:45pm)
  7. Business meeting  (12:45pm - 1:15pm) Community Coalitions of VA (CCoVA) Update (Mary Crozier, EdD)
  8. VA Department of Health Update (Carol Pratt, DDS)  (1:30pm - 2:00pm)
  9. The Opioid Crisis in Your Office (Mary McMasters, MD)  *Satisfies the VA Board of Medicine Controlled Substances CME Requirement
  10. Poster Awards (4:30pm)


VASAM is accepting poster submissions from trainees for our annual meeting.

The deadline for poster submissions is September 15, 2018.

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 rooms at the:

Courtyard Marriott 
6400 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-1881

Rate: $109/night (book by 9/28/2018)

To reserve your room online: 

Book your group rate for VASAM 

Room Block: VASAM