The WHAM Series

WHAM Series from VaSAM
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"What is Hot in Addiction Medicine" Series

WHAM is a quarterly webinar series that discusses specific addiction medicine topics. This live activity is offered each March, June, September and December.

FREE of Charge for VaSAM/ASAM Members.

Non-Members: $49 per live Webinar

WHAM #2: Buprenorphine Bootcamp: Fentanyl Era – Split Dose Methadone and Buprenorphine Starts and Whole Person Care for Birthing/Postpartum People, Newborns and Families with COMPASSION Model
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 6:30pm-7:30pm ET
Speaker: Vania Rudolf, MD, MHS, DFASAM
Medical Director, Addiction Recovery Services & President, Washington State Chapter of ASAM

WHAM #3: Complex Persistent Opioid Dependence – The Good and the Bad of Opioids
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2024, from 6:30pm-7:30pm ET
Instructor: Ajay Manhapra, MD, Section Chief, Pain Medicine, Hampton VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA; Research Scientist, New England MIRECC, West Haven, CT; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Asst. Professor in PM&R and Psychiatry, EVMS, Norfolk, VA

WHAM #4: “Modernizing Methadone Treatment in 2024” 
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 10, 2024 from 6:30pm -7:30pm ET
Speaker: Ruth Potee, MD, DFASAM, FAAFP
Medical Director, Behavioral Health Network


Previous WHAM Series webinars are listed below. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

WHAM #1: “Many Hands Make Light Work:  The Primary Care Provider’s Role in Timely Access to OUD Treatment”
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2024, from 6:30pm-7:30pm ET

Speaker: Colin M. Greene, MD, MPH
Special Advisor on Opioid Response, Commonwealth of Virginia

WHAM #4: Auricular Neural Stimulation as a New Non-Invasive Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 6:30pm-7:30pm ET
Instructor: Douglas A Brown, MD, Medical Director, Addiction Recovery Center of Virginia

WHAM #3: Buprenorphine Boot Camp
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 6:30pm-7:30pm ET
Instructor: Brandon Wills, DO, FACEP, FAACT

Professor, Addictions Division, Department of Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, MOTIVATE Clinic; Fellowship Director, Medical Toxicology, VCU Medical Center

WHAM #2: Treating Hepatitis C in the Addiction Treatment Setting
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2023, from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Debra O’Beirne, MD, FASAM, Director of Addiction Medicine Services, Fairfax County CSB

WHAM #1: The Opioid Abatement Authority: Changing How Virginia Thinks About Addiction
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 6:30pm-7:30pm ET
Instructors: James Thompson, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Master Center for Addiction Medicine & Board Member, Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority & Tony McDowell, Executive Director, Virginia Opioid Abatement Authority 

WHAM #2:  The Legacy Patient – Weaning A Patient on Chronic Long Term Opioid Treatment for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Given by Dr. Mary McMasters
Date:  August 18, 2021
Click Here for the Meeting Recording
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WHAM #1:  Recent Advances in Methamphetamine Use Disorder
Given by Dr. Masaru Nishiaoki
Date:  June 9, 2021
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Access Passcode:  5?#uxZFF