Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and after careful deliberation, the PSV Board has made the decision to cancel the Spring meeting at the HIlton Downtown on March 20-21, 2020.
There is no need to contact our office. All Meeting registration fees will be refunded in the next 45 days. If you have hotel reservations at the Hilton Downtown, you will need to call them directly to cancel at 804-727-2104 or 804-344-4300
As we monitor the evolving situation, it is our hope that we can move forward some of this week’s planned events into our Fall Meeting this September. We wish all our members, our families, and our patients good health and coping during this crisis.

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to personally invite you to our Spring Meeting on March 20-21, 2020 at The Hilton Downtown in Richmond.  I am very pleased to announce our program theme this year: “Promoting Patient Resilience While Reducing Risks”

We wanted to weave several related themes together for the PSV Spring Meeting and we are very excited to announce a terrific group of speakers! They will discuss various topics related to maximizing patient and physician resilience and the development of practical skills that can hopefully decrease risks to both patients and physicians.  Here is a brief summary of the presentations that we have scheduled:

  • Stephanie Peglow, DO from the Hampton VAMC will discuss the risks and benefits of benzodiazepines and how to use these powerful medications judiciously and how to reduce risks from prolonged use. 
  • Bhusan Neupane, MD from Catawba, VA will discuss Neurogenesis and Neuroplasticity in “A Contest of Brain Health, Memory and Emotional Well-Being”
  • Saul Levin, MD, will be our keynote speaker visiting the Spring PSV from his position as CEO of the APA. He will discuss “Patients and Resilience: The Collaborative Care Model”
  • Ronald Smith, MD, PhD will discuss the risks of treating VIP patients in “The Consequences of the Failure of Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcoholism in the Highest Levels of Government.”
  • Dr. William Harp, Medical Director from the Virginia Board of Medicine and Caitlin Carnell, MD, Hampton VAMC psychiatrist, will present a discussion about avoiding boundary violations entitled: "Protecting Your License, Reputation and Livelihood". They will also moderate a panel discussion with several of the speakers listed above.

I am very excited about our Spring Meeting program and hope that you can join us in Richmond to hear the presentations from this wonderful panel of speakers!  Be sure to arrive on Friday evening to attend the reception with area legislators. 


Stephen Cunningham, MD
President-Elect, PSV


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