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CME/CEU Educational Opportunities for VA Healthcare Professionals

MS Webinar Conference Calls
VA Satellite Broadcasts and DVDs

Webinars using Adobe Connect 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 1.800.767.1750, 33177#
Link to join the meeting:
Note: either click on the link or cut and paste into browser

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 - CME Webinar
Topic: Tremor in MS  (call recorded)
Presenter: John R. Rinker, II, MD, Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham-Neurology


February 9, 2016 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: Medication Adherence
Presenter: Kathryn Tortorice, PharmD


March 15, 2016 - CME 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 - CME Webinar 
Topic: Disease Modifying Therapies: MS Case Studies
Presenter: Meena Kannan, MD and Christopher Bever, MD

April 19, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
[Note: for all Pharmacy Webinars, same call in number and code, time is 2pm ET]
Topic: Overview of MS (Session 1 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD

April 26, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: The Goals of Injectable and Infusion Therapies for MS (Session 2 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD


May 3, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: The Goals of Oral Therapies for MS (Session 3 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD

May 10, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: Selecting Appropriate Therapies for MS (Session 4 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD

May 17, 2016 - CME Pharmacy Webinar
Topic: Managing MS Symptoms and Common Vaccinations (Session 5 of 5)
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD


June 14, 2016 - Admin and Clinical Call
Topic: MS DMTS: Monitoring and Discussing Medication Changes with Patients
Presenter: Rebecca Spain, MD


July 12, 2016 - Admin and Clinical Call
Topic: Specialty Provider Productivity
Presenter:Carter Mechar, MD and Eileen Moran, MS


August 9, 2016 - CME Webinar
Topic: Gait and Balance
Presenter: Michelle Cameron, MD


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


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MS Centers of Excellence Satellite Broadcast Programs

For recorded EES satellite programs go to the internal link at VA Content Distribution Network (CDN)
[click Content Libraries, then search term-multiple sclerosis]

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



*To request MS DVDs contact
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