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Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence

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Multiple Sclerosis Healthcare Professionals

 

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 
Dr. Kathryn Tortorice is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the VA's National Pharmacy Benefits Management Services in Hines, Illinois, where she is Chair of the National Drug File Support Group. She has spoken nationally on treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Hepatitis C, Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacotherapy and Antiplatelet Therapy. She currently serves on the advisory boards for both the Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy Centers of Excellence. >More 


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Medications

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Treatments for MS focus on controlling the immune system and managing symptoms. The current goals for MS care are to reduce the frequency of relapses and to slow the progression of the disease by using a drug therapy approach called disease modifying treatments. >More 

Research

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MSCoE conducts, disseminates and applies research findings to improve the health needs of Veterans with MS. Using pre-clinical research on novel therapies and piloting local and national clinical trials we hope to increase knowledge, treatments and management of this disease. >More 

Education

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Our collaborative and comprehensive education programs address MS specific educational needs of providers, Veterans and their caregivers. Our goals are to increase provider and patient MS knowledge, empower Veterans and their caregivers to actively participate in their care and develop self-efficacy skills, and strengthen access to resources. >More 

MS HANDBOOK

Multiple Sclerosis System of Care Procedures

CALENDAR

May 27-30, 2015
Consortium of MS Centers
2015 Annual Conference 
Indianapolis, IN

June 21-26, 2015
National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Dallas, TX

August 31-September 4, 2015
Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit
Jacksonville, FL

Emerging Therapies Collaborative

Information about new medications that have been approved for use in Multiple Sclerosis.