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CME/CEU Educational Opportunities for VA Healthcare Professionals

MS Webinar Conference Calls
VA Satellite Broadcasts and EES Catalog Courses
Online Courses

Webinars using Lync Software


What: Multidisciplinary Accredited Webinars*
When: Second Tuesday of each month (alternates with Admin calls)
Time: 1-2pm PT, 2-3pm MT, 3-4pm CT, 4-5pm ET
How: Call 1.855.767.1051, 5030195#
Contact: Angela.Young4@va.gov, 410.605.7133

Administrative and Clinical Calls for MSCoE Regional Providers use VANTS - 1.800.767.1750, 43157#
*CME/CEUs are available for the following disciplines: Physician, nurses, psychology, physical therapy, social work, occupational therapy, pharmacy and recreational therapy. Please check the web each month for more information on these calls.
Courses will be processed and available as enduring educational programs. Look for the MS Courses on the VA Talent Management System (TMS).


October 15, 2013 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: Updates on Oral DMTs
Presenter: Christopher Bever, MD


November 12, 2013 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: Telehealth: CVT, MS HAT and Teleneurology
Presenter: Mitchell Wallin, MD


December 10, 2013 - Webinar
Topic: Adaptive Sports and Recreational Opportunities
Presenters: Carrie Booker, CTRS and Kristine Goedhard, CTRS


January 14, 2014 - Webinar
Topic: Disorders that Mimic MS
Presenter: JJohn Rinker, MD


February 11, 2014 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: TBD
Presenter: TBD


March 11, 2014 - Webinar
Topic: Choosing the Best Treatment for People with MS
Presenter: Michael Carrithers, MD


April 15, 2014 - Webinar
Topic: Fatigue in MS: Mechanisms, Evaluation, Treatment: A Case Study
Presenter: Florian Thomas, MD, PhD, MA


May 13, 2014 - Webinar
Topic: Getting a Good Night's Sleep
Presenter: TBD


June 10, 2014 - Webinar
Topic: Vaccinations, Antibiotics and MS
Presenter:Kathryn Tortorice, Pharm D


July 15, 2014 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: TBD
Presenter: TBD


August 12, 2014 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: TBD
Presenter: TBD


September 9, 2014 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: Field Research Updates
Presenter: TBD


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MS Centers of Excellence Satellite Broadcast Programs*

The following programs are available on VA Content Distribution Network (CDN) and on DVD*
Link: http://vaww.vakncdn.lrn.va.gov
[click Content Libraries, then search term-multiple sclerosis]


June 2013
Topic: Bowel and Bladder Management in MS
Presenters: Nina Davis, MD, Peter Gorman, MD and Heidi Maloni, PhD, ARNP


November 2012
Topic: Emotional Disorders and MS
Presenters: Sarah Minden, MD and Aaron Turner, PhD


May 2012
Topic: Updates on DMTs
Presenters: Dennis Bourdette, MD, Christopher Bever, MD & Jodie Haselkorn, MD


August 2012
Topic: Whitaker Lecture Series: Addressing MS Patients' Needs
Presenter: George Kraft, MD


November 2012
Topic: MS and Emotional Disorders: Approach to Management
Presenters: Sarah Minden, MD & Aaron Turner, PhD


August 2011
Topic: Whitaker Lecture Series: MS Pathogenesis-30 Years of Progress
Presenter: Dennis Bourdette, MD and Christopher Bever, MD (moderator)


July 2011
Topic: MS, Cognition and Brain Imaging: Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction
Presenter: Stephen Rao, PhD - Cleveland Clinic and Aaron Turner, PhD - VA Medical Center Seattle


March 2010
Topic: Mobility and Gait in MS
Presenter: Michelle Cameron, MD, PT - Portland VA Medical Center


May 2010
Topic: Vitamin D and MS
Presenter: Andrew Solomon, MD - Portland VA Medical Center


May 2010
Topic: Multiple Sclerosis Therapies: Strategies for Optimizing Disease Management
Presenters: Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH, Christopher Bever, Jr, MD, MBA, Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH, Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, OCS


March 2010
Topic: Wheeled Mobility for MS
Presenters: Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH, MSCoE, Director-West, Rory Cooper, PhD, Pittsburgh VAMC, Human Engineering Research Lab, Rosemarie Cooper, MPT, APT, University of Pittsburgh


May 2009
Topic: Mobility for People with MS (early and transitional mobility changes, part 1)
Presenters: Janet Powel, PhD, OTR/L, University of Washington; Patricia Provance, PT, MSCS, Miami, FL; Michelle Cameron, MD, PT,OCS, Portland VA Medical Center


November 2009
Topic: Immunological Approaches to the Treatment of MS



Online Courses

Practical Strategies for Managing MS in the Federal Healthcare System
For more information on this activity refer to the Med-IQ website at http://www.med-iq.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=courses.overview&cID=582.


*To request DVDs of the satellite broadcast programs contact marsha.tarver@va.gov
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