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MSCoE Satellite Broadcast DVD Programs

Available for Free

Contact: Dr. Marsha Tarver, Associate Director of Education, MSCoE West

Bowel and Bladder Management in MS
Nina Davis, MD, Portland VAMC
Peter Gorman, MD, Baltimore VAMC
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ARNP, Washington, DC VAMC 
Program Content:
-How the system works
-MS lesion damage that disrupts function
-Treatment options
-Techniques for self-management
-Patient vignettes

Emotional Disorders and MS: Approach to Management 

Sarah Minden, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital - Boston
Aaron Turner, PhD, MSCoE, VAMC Seattle
Program Content:
-Types of mental disorders
-Assessment tools and interventions
-Techniques to increase communication
-Skills to manage work and home life
-Patient vignettes 

MS Modifiable Risk Factors

Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP, MSCoE Washington, DC
Aaron Turner, PhD, MSCoE VAMC Seattle
Walter Royal, MDm MSCoE VAMC Baltimore
Program Content:
-Course of MS
-Vitamin D, Vaccines, Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol Consumption, Exercise
-Modifying behavior
-Patient vignettes

MS, Cognition and Brain Imaging: Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction 

Aaron Turner, PhD, MSCoE, Seattle VAMC
Stephen Rao, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Mellen Center
Program Content:
- Clinical strategies to identify types of dysfunction
- Brain structures and functions related to cognitive dysfunction
- Interventions to manage cognitive issues
- Cognitive rehabilitation strategies to enhance executive function
- Role of epidemiology and MS factors
- Patient Vignettes

Staying Mobile with MS – A 2-DVD package
Mobility for People with MS – Part 1
Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, MSCoE, Portland VAMC, OR
Patricia Provance, PT, MSCS, MS Consultant
Janet Powell, PhD, OTR/L, University of Washington
Program Content:
- Assessing ambulation & Addressing mobility challenges
- Range of mobility options for Veterans w/MS
- Patient Vignettes

Wheeled Mobility - Part 2

Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH, MSCoE, VAMC, Seattle
Rory Cooper, PhD, Rehab Engineer, VAMC Pittsburgh
Rosemarie Cooper, MPT, APT, University of Pittsburgh
Program Content:
-Team approach to managing mobility impairment
-Variety of mobility devices available
-Importance of matching AT to individuals
-Adapting to mobility changes
-Patient vignettes

Pain and Palliative Care in MS 
Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH, MSCoE, VAMC, Seattle
Heidi Maloni, PhD, RN, APRN, BC-ANP, Washington, DC, VA Medical Center
David Gruenewald, MD, VAMC, Seattle
Dawn Ehde, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle
Program Content:
- Types of pain and management strategies
- Pharmacotherapy
- Rehabilitation
- Psychological
- Palliative care and pain management
- Patient Vignettes

Sexual Intimacy and MS 
Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH, MSCoE, VAMC, Seattle
Scott E. Litwiller, MD, FACS, Urologic Specialists of Oklahoma, Tulsa
Deborah M. Miller, PhD, Director of Comprehensive Care, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Program Content:
- Provider and patient communication on sexual/medical issues
- MS primary and secondary effects on sexual dysfunction
- Impact of psycho-social effects on sexual function
- Managing sexual problems
- Patient Vignettes

2014 John N. Whitaker Memorial Lecture Series
Multiple Sclerosis: VA National Network of Care
Speaker: Robert L. Ruff, MD, PhD
Former, VHA National Director of Neurology,
Chief, Neurology, Rehabiliation & SCI Services-Louis Stokes VAMC, Cleveland,
Case Western Reserve University, Professor