Save the date Summer Conference 2021:
Thursday, July 8, 2021 –Sunday, July 18, 2021
Save the date and join VAHAMSEA at Great Wolf Lodge, 549 E. Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188, in July 2021!
A letter from the President:
April 1, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Virginia DOE and VAHAMSEA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 conference planned in Portsmouth for July 17 – July 24, 2020. We do realize that the Governor’s mandate ends possibly on June 10, 2020; however, we feel confident that life will still not be to our normal state and all of us are educators and will have the stress of returning to anxious students that need to complete programs not able to be closed when this crisis began in March.
I am personally working with the Virginia DOE on developing alternatives to offer later in the summer to have the specialty updates. This may be face-to-face day workshops, webinars, or other creative sessions. We will provide information about those as soon as we have them developed and planned.
Things you can do for your professional organization:
Please pay your membership dues. Current membership ends on July 31, 2020. Membership is only $15 and we accept a check or credit card. Please mail or call,
Virginia Medlin, VAHAMSEA Treasurer
2716 St. Charles Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Current members we need you to consider offices in President-Elect, Historian, and VACTE representative. We also need Region II, III/IV, and VI Directors. Please email back your current Region Director with your nominations. We need nominations by May 1, 2020 and voting will have to be complete by June 1, 2020. More details to follow regarding voting procedures.
VAHAMSEA Board of Directors has decided to start a Michele Green-Wright Scholarship. Please send a tax deductible contribution to VAHAMSEA and place in the memo this is for this scholarship. Mail to our above Treasurer.
Save the Date for our 2021 Summer Conference at Great Wolf Lodge from July 8, 2021 to July 18, 2021. We will have 20/20 Vision for Health and Medical Sciences Education in 2021.
Finally, please be well and safe. Enjoy the time we have now with family and friends. Please email me at with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you in 2021 at Great Wolf Lodge.
Amy Bossieux, RN, BSN, ACM
On August 13, 2020, the Health and Medical Sciences and Related Clusters office will offer a program area ZOOM Webinar Update. The update will include program specific instructional resources and a showcase of best practices from across the Commonwealth. The ZOOM Webinar link and access password is provided below:
August 13, 2020 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Health and Medical Sciences Update
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Known guests are The Office of EMS, The VA Board of Pharmacy, and the VA Board of Nursing, and others.
If you need additional information about these professional development sessions, please contact Anthony Williams, Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, at Anthony.Williams@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3119