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MSCoE Satellite Broadcast DVD Programs

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Contact: Dr. Tarver at 206.764.2433 or email

Bowel and Bladder Management in MS 
Nina Davis, MD, Portland VAMC, OR
Peter Gorman, MD, Baltimore VAMC
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ARNP, Washington, DC
-How the system works
-Treatment options and self-management techniques
-MS lesions that disrupt funtion
-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

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

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