The Virginia Neurological Society

The Virginia Neurological Society was founded in 1972 with the purpose of advancing the science of neurology in Virginia. The VNS provides its members with a collective voice in matters that concern the practice of neurology and education in the field of neurology. Members are also represented at the state medical society level where legislative and regulatory issues are brought to focus in the area of neurology.

The first meeting of the VNS was held at the Bull and Bear Club in Richmond, Virginia with 28 neurologists in attendance. Today, the VNS has 138 members and continues to grow every year. The highlight of society membership includes the opportunity to attend the VNS Annual Meeting traditionally held at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. The 2020 meeting marked the 48th annual meeting giving the Virginia Neurological Society the record for the longest consecutively run meeting of any state society.

The Virginia Neurological Society boasts a long tradition of excellence in education, statewide representation, and comradery and we invite you to join us as we continue to grow, share ideas, and strive to improve the practice of neurology in the state of Virginia.


2025 VNS Annual Meeting

The VNS Annual Meeting will take place January 23-26, 2025 at the Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA .  Meeting details and registration forms will be emailed in mid September.  If you do not receive an email with the information please contact Sona Pomfret, VNS Executive Director at to update your contact info.


Future VNS Annual Meeting Dates at The Omni Homestead Resort:

January 23-26, 2025

January 22-25, 2026

January 21-24, 2027

January 20-23, 2028



Opportunity to support genetic counseling student research! As a practicing neurologist or neuromuscular physician, you are invited to participate in a research study that is seeking to better understand the current landscape of genetic testing for neuromuscular disease in neurological patient care.

Study Survey Link:

This project is approved by VCU’s IRB. If you have any questions or concerns about your participation in this research, please reach out to the lead student investigator Ashley Smith at


The The VCU Parkinson’s Center is currently planning a low cost (~$10-$20) CME event for medical providers in Virginia who care for Parkinson’s patients.  We are targeting all types of providers (MD, NP, PA, PT, OT, SLP, SW, GC…)  In order to make the event valuable to the attendees, we want to know what providers want to know.  We have created a short, anonymous, 7 multiple choice question survey.  The survey can be accessed at


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) is offering a free accredited program for neurologic care providers whose patients include those diagnosed with MS.

Each ECHO MS: Care Essentials session has a short didactic and two patient case discussions – colleagues share insights and build consensus cases presented! Participants attend one of four ECHO MS Hubs for 12, one-hour sessions and earn 12 CME (free). Sessions are offered during the lunch hour in four time zones (Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern) and meet on weekdays twice a month. The next cohort is from Sept 2023-March 2024.  To view the hub schedules and register, click here.


Arlington Free Clinic is looking for volunteer healthcare providers.  The clinic is a local non-profit that advances health equity by providing comprehensive, whole-person healthcare to their neighbors who would otherwise lack access. We do this through the generosity of our community members and our volunteer medical professionals.

We ask that all volunteers commit to a monthly shift which is typically 2-3 hours long and can be scheduled Monday-Thursday (1-3:30 pm) or Tuesday-Thursday (5:30-8:00 pm) for at least 8 months. Almost all medical appointments are being conducted onsite, in-person, with occasional “tele-hybrid” sessions (patient onsite, provider and interpreter remote) available as appropriate. Liability insurance is provided to onboarded volunteers through the state of Virginia.

Application: Interested volunteers are asked to attend a Virtual Community Tour to learn who we are, what we do, who we serve, and how we do it. If physicians and providers are not able to attend a community tour, they should reach out directly to the Director of Volunteer Resources, Kate Nadeau ( for more information.

2023 – 2024 Executive Board

Myla Goldman, MD


Richmond, VA

Matthew Barrett, MD

President Elect

Richmond, VA

Sarah Jones, MD


Charlottesville, VA

Richard Seestedt, MD


Arlington, VA

Guillermo Solorzano, MD


Charlottesville, VA

Donald Taylor, MD

Immediate Past President

Richmond, VA

Get in touch

Please get in touch with us for any queries.

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Sona K. Pomfret,

VNS Executive Director

P: 804-405-5871


Virginia Neurological Society

1406 Rock Castle Road

Goochland, VA  23063

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