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Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence

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Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver Calls

Monthly Schedule

Please join us on monthly MS Caregiver conference calls! Calls are sponsored by the MS Centers of Excellence. Each month we discuss different topics to assist caregivers.


Families and Caregivers of people with MS


4th Monday of every month
October 27
November 24
December 22
January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25
June 22
July 27
August 24
September 28


Pacific Time: 11am - 12 noon
Mountain Time: 12 - 1 pm
Central Time: 1 - 2 pm
Eastern Time: 2 - 3 pm


Call 1 (800) 767-1750, then punch in 43157#

Presenters & Facilitators

Description: Maggie Kazmierski
Maggie Kazmierski

Description: Alicia Sloan
Alicia Sloan


MS Caregiver Monthly Calls - Past Presentations

  • Research and You!
    A presentation to MS Caregivers about how research is conducted in the VA and the MS Center of Excellence, and the importance of Caregivers and Veterans  in our research.
    Alicia Sloan. March 1, 2011.


MS Caregivers - Conference and Provider Continuing Education Presentations

  • Communication Matters: Don’t Forget the Care Partner!
    A continuing education conference call/LIVE Meeting presentation to VA Social Workers to help MS Caregivers and Veterans learn effective communication skills in their relationships.
    Maggie Kazmierski and Alicia Sloan. MSCOE Social Work Education Webinar.  Jan. 15, 2013.
  • Social Work Best Practices for MS Caregiver Support
    A presentation about Social Worker Best Practices when working with MS Caregivers and the importance of helping Caregivers.
    Alicia Sloan and Lisa Webb. VA Social Workers Career Education Conference Call. Sept. 25, 2012.
  • Social Work Roles and Patient Centered Models: Striving for Client and Caregiver Interdependence
    A presentation to Social Workers about increasing interdependence between Caregivers and Veterans with MS and/or Spinal Cord Injury.
    Alicia Sloan, Sandy Koenig, and Warren McCluney. Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Summit 2012, Las Vegas, NV. August 30, 2012.
  • Social Work Best Practices for Caregiver Support
    A presentation about Social Worker “best practices”  when working with MS Caregivers. Alicia Sloan and the MS Social Workers Collaborative of Washington.
    Annual Meeting of the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC), San Diego, CA. May 31, 2012.
  • Best Practices: Caregiver Support
    A presentation to Social Workers about “best practices” and the importance of working with MS Caregivers and Veterans with MS.
    Alicia Sloan, Paul McDonough, and Marguerite Allen-Wooten. Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Summit 2011, Orlando, FL. September 16th, 2011.