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MSCoE Satellite Broadcast DVD Programs

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Contact: Dr. Marsha Tarver, Associate Director of Education, MSCoE West marsha.tarver@va.gov


Bowel and Bladder Management in MS
Presenters:
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 

Presenters:
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

Presenters:
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 

Presenters:
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
Presenters:
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

Presenters:
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 
Presenters:
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 
Presenters:
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