The Virginia Society of Addiction Medicine (VASAM) is a Chapter Charter of The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Our two day annual event will be held October 23-24th, 2020. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020
12:00pm-5:00pm
Presentations will be made by members of the VASAM Board of Directors to provide an overview of Addiction 101.

8:00am-8:10am       Debra O’Beirne, MD, VASAM Secretary
                                    "Welcome Remarks"

12:15pm-1:30pm      Mary McMasters, MD, VASAM Legislative Advisory Chair

                                    “Addiction Medicine Basics”                                                                                              

1:30pm-2:45pm        Ajay Manhapra, MD, VASAM Member-at-Large

“Evidence Based Treatment of the Disease of Addiction Including Medical Assisted Treatment”

2:45pm-4:00pm        Debra O’Beirne, MD, VASAM Secretary

                                    “Medical Withdrawal”

4:00pm-5:15pm        Alta DeRoo, MD, VASAM Member-at-Large

                                    “Pregnancy and Opioid Use Disorder”


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020

8:00am-4:30pm
Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Daniel Carey, Secretary of Health and Human Resources

  • Dr. Barbara Allison-Bryan, Chief Deputy, Department of Health Professions

8:00am-8:10am        Jonathan C. Lee, MD, MBA, VASAM President
                                    "Welcome Remarks"
8:15am-9:15am        Daniel Carey, MD, Secretary of
Health and Human Resources

                                    “Intersections of Addiction Treatment and State Health Policy”

9:20am-10:20am      James Thompson, MD, Master Center for Addiction Medicine

                                    Peer Recovery           

10:25am-11:25am   Albert Arias, MD, MS, VCU Health Department of Psychiatry

                                    Review and Update on Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder

11:30pm-12:30pm   Barbara Allison-Bryan, MD, Chief Deputy, Dept of Health Professions

                                    The Virginia Department of Health Professions’ Perspective on

Cannabis Oil”

12:30pm-1:00pm      Lunch Break and View Virtual Exhibitor Sites 

1:00-2:00pm             Virtual Poster Presentations

2:05pm-3:05pm        Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD

                                    Urine Drug Test Interpretation and the Dual Diagnosis of Pain and

Opioid Use Disorder

3:10pm-3:25pm         Sherman Master & K. LeGree Hallman      
                                  Memorial Poster Awards         
                                                                                            

3:25-3:30pm              Final Remarks                                  Jimmy Thompson, MD

                                                                                            VASAM President Elect        
3:30pm-4:30pm         Business Meeting                            

                                  Elections                                            VASAM Board


11 CME CREDITS HAVE BEEN APPROVED THROUGH ASAM

The Mission of VASAM is to provide a medium for Virginia physicians and medical trainees with special interests in addiction medicine to meet and address issues of mutual interest.

The Purpose of VASAM
shall be 
The Goals of VASAM are