Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence


Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
EBenefits Badge

CME/CEU Educational Opportunities for VA Healthcare Professionals

MS Webinar Conference Calls
VA Satellite Broadcasts and DVDs

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, Code updated each month
Contact: 206.764.2433 

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 13, 2015 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic:  Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) and MS
Presenter:  Ellen Bradley, Director, Information Management and Reporting, VHA Allocation Resource Center

 November 10, 2015 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: Coding Processes and Best Practices
Presenter: Mary F. Johnson, RHIT, CCS-P, Health Information Management Specialist, VHA Health Information Governance Office

December 15, 2015 - Admin and Clinical Call
Topic: Specialty Provider Productivity--cancelled and rescheduled to July
Presenters: Carter Mecher, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, VHA Office of Public Health and Eileen Moran, MS, Director, VHA Office of Productivity, Efficiency & Staffing  

January 12, 2016 - Webinar
Topic: Tremor in MS
Presenter: John R. Rinker, II, MD, Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham-Neurology

February 9, 2016 - Admin and Clinical call

March 15, 2016 - Webinar
Topic: Progressive MS: Managing and Treating
Presenter: Patricia Coyle, MD, Founder and Director of the MS Comprehensive Center at Stony Brook University, NY

April 12, 2016 - Webinar 
Topic: DMT Updates for Healthcare Professionals
Presenter: MSCoE Staff

May 10, 2016 - Admin and Clinical Call

June 14, 2016 - Admin and Clinical Call

July 12, 2016 - Admin and Clinical Call
Topic: Specialty Provider Productivity
Presenter:Mary F. Johnson, RHIT, CCS-P, Health Information Management Specialist, VHA Health Information Governance Office

August 9, 2016 - Webinar
Topic: Gait and Balance
Presenter: TBD

September 13, 2016 - Webinar 
Topic: Managing Mood and Depression
Presenter: TBD

 Return to top 


MS Centers of Excellence Satellite Broadcast Programs*

The following programs are available on VA Content Distribution Network (CDN) and on DVD*
[click Content Libraries, then search term-multiple sclerosis]

John N. Whitaker Memorial Lecture Series on EES

August 2014
Multiple Sclerosis: VA National Network of Care -- Program addresses the health care needs of Veterans with MS, initiatives to meet those needs, and clinical strategies to improve care and minimize disease progression.
Presenter: Robert L. Ruff, MD, PhD -- Neurologist, biophysicist, Former Department of Veterans Affairs National Director of Neurology, Chief of the Neurology, Rehabiliation and Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction Services at Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland.

August 2013
How Far Can Epidemilogy Take Us in Finding the Cause of MS? --  Program addresses the role of epidemiology in tracking MS gloabally and the impact on what we know about MS today and the future of finding the cure.
Presenter: John F. Kurtzke, MD, FACP, FAAN -- Neurologist, US Navy medical corps, Rear Admiral (retired), Former Chief of Neurology Service, VA Pensylvania Medical Center and Washington, DC, Georgetown University Professor.
Note: Dr. Kurtzke died in December 2015. You can read more about him on his Memoriam page on this website.

For other satellite programs visit the Video web page or request a DVD.



*To request DVDs of the Whitaker and other satellite broadcast programs contact
Return to top