2021 VaSAM Conference

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Day 1 - Agenda

Friday, November 5th
Addiction 101

12:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker: Mary McMasters, MD, DFASAM

Description:  The Addiction 101 course satisfies the Virginia Board of Medicine requirement for 2 hours of continuing education on controlled substances each biennium.

You received YEARS of undergrad science.  Then you received even more in your health professions school.  But, how much science teaching did you receive about the disease of Addiction?  Compare that with all the science you received about Diabetes.  Did you know that the prevalence of the disease of Addiction equals the prevalence of Diabetes in the United States?  These patients are in your office, across the desk from you, begging for help —or for controlled substances — and you don’t know where to begin.  There is help!!  For you AND for them.  Join us for Addiction Medicine 101.

This course is a quick introduction to the basic science of Addiction taught by a board-certified Addictionologist.  (Yes, there IS science that can be applied to the disease of Addiction.  Yes, just like other diseases, Addiction has its own experts.)  This course covers basic definitions, pathophysiology, diagnosis and most importantly, the correct approach when triaging and treating people with the disease of Addiction.  Addiction IS treatable.  People CAN get better.

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Day 2 - Agenda

Saturday, November 6th

8:00 am – 8:10 am
Welcome Remarks from James Thompson, MD
VASAM President

8:10 am – 9:00 am
Journey to Recovery: The Chris Herren Story
Keynote Speaker: Chris Herren, Former NBA Player

9:10 am – 10:10 am
CBD as Medicine: Myths and Realities
Jag Khalsa, MD

10:20 am – 11:20 pm
Management of Addiction in Healthcare Professionals
Jonathan C. Lee, MD, MBA, DFASAM

11:20 am – 12:20 pm
Lunch Break/View Virtual Poster Presentations and Exhibitor Sites

12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Toxicology test selection and interpretation of results for treatment and monitoring of patients with Substance Use Disorders

Jim Ferguson, MD, FS Solutions

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
“Buprenorphine Boot Camp”

Buprenorphine Microdosing Practical Detail
Debra O’Beirne, MD

Buprenorphine in Pain and Addiction
Ajay Manhapra, MD

Recruiting Hospitals in the Expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment – The ED Bridge to Treatment in Virginia
James Thompson, MD

3:40 pm
Sherman Master Memorial – Poster Awards
Radhika Manhapra, MD
VASAM Education Committee Chair

3:45 pm
Final Remarks

James Thompson, MD
VASAM President Elect

3:55 pm
VASAM Member Business Meeting
Corey Pleasants – Assistant Secretary of HHS
VASAM updates and future plans