Valley District Dental Society Spring Membership Meeting Officer Nominations and Voting
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Location: The Log Cabin, Holyoke MA Time: 5:00-6:00pm – Social Hour 6:00-7:00pm – Dinner & Special Guest Speaker Dr. Ruth Potee will speak 7:00-8:00pm – Business Meeting
Spouses are encouraged to attend to hear this important information on the physiology of addiction and our children!
“The Physiology of Addiction: Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain”.
Dr. Potee will provide an overview of how substances and addictive behaviors impact the brain and how the brain is injured by prolonged exposure to these substances and behaviors. She will focus on the three predisposing factors that put individuals at risk for addiction: genetics, early exposure during brain development and history of childhood trauma. This talk addresses how many different substances impact adolescent brain development, including opioids, marijuana, alcohol, vaping, and cocaine. (This lecture is worth 1 CEU.)
The dinner menu will be as follows: First Course: Mixed Greens Salad
_________ Coconut White Fish (panko and coconut dusted scrod with a citrus cream sauce)
_________ Asian Ginger Braised Angus Short Ribs
_________ Gluten-free Grilled Marinated Zucchini (served on a bed of spinach and quinoa, with roasted red peppers and goat cheese)
Dessert: Platters at each table consisting of Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Cheesecake, Mousse, Cannolis and Candy
Price: $55 per person (this covers Dr. Potee’s lecture as well as dinner)
As you know, the Valley District Dental Society has implemented an online registration/payment portal. Please visit https://bpt.me/4231653 and select your meal option. You will be asked for the names of all attendees and can pay using a debit or credit card. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER MAY 14, 2019. There is no registration at the door. If you would like to pay by check or call in credit card information to Amy any time prior to May14th, please be aware that a $5 additional fee (per person) will apply.
You may call Amy at the Valley District Dental Society at (413) 568-8200 Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 10a.m. until 3p.m.