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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:, 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 14, 2014 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: call cancelled

November 11, 2014 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: call cancelled
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December 9, 2014 - Admin and Clinical Call
Topic: Medication Update: Alemtuzumab, Pegylated Interferon and New Formulation fo Glatiramer Acetate
Presenter: Kathy Tortorice, PharmD and Christopher Bever, MD

January 13, 2015 - Admin and Clinical Call
Topic: CPRS Assessment Tools and Annual Evaluations
Presenters: Mitchell Wallin, MD and Ruth Whitham, MD 

February 10, 2015 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: Veteran Access to Subspecialty Care
Presenter: Christopher Bever, MD and VA Access and Clinical Administration Program

March 10, 2015 - Webinar
Topic: Modifiable Risks Factors: A Case Study
Presenter: Edward Gettings, MD

April 14, 2015 - Webinar
Topic: TBD
Presenter: TBD

May 12, 2015 - Admin and Clinical Call
Topic: VERA and MS
Presenter: TBD

June 9, 2015 - Webinar
Topic: Rehabilitation in MS
Presenter: Kathy Burgess, MD

July 14, 2015 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: TBD
Presenter: TBD

August 11, 2015 - Admin and Clinical call
Topic: TBD
Presenter: TBD

September 15, 2015 - Webinar
Topic: Neurocognitive Rehabilitation in MS
Presenter: Brett Parmenter, PhD

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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*
[click Content Libraries, then search term-multiple sclerosis]

May 2014
Modifiable Risk Factors in MS
Presenters: Walter Royal, MD, Heidi Maloni, PhD, ARNP and Aaron Turner, PhD

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

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: 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



*To request DVDs of the satellite broadcast programs contact
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