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Fall 2019

  • All Who Wonder Are Not Lost (Stephanie Hartzell -- Portland, OR)
  • MS Research Updates
  • New DMT for MS: Siponimod
  • Smoking and MS
  • Coping Strategies for People with MS

Spring 2019

  • Life is a Journey... Savor the Moments (Dave Peterson -- State of Washington)
  • National MS Society and VA Alliance
  • New DMTs for MS in the Pipeline
  • Number of People in the US with MS
  • Whole Health Comes to VA
  • How to Handle the Heat

Fall 2018

  • Life is What You Make It! (Matthew McCullor -- Bellevue, NE)
  • Vascular Disease Risk Factors and MS
  • Staying Well with MS
  • That Part of You That is Sexual
  • MS DMT Generics and Biosimilars

Spring 2018

  • Do It Yourself! (Kevin Byrne -- Portland, OR)
  • Research: Military Cohorts and Big Data
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Depression and Anxiety
  • Social Security Disability
  • Successfully Managing Pain in MS

Fall 2017

  • I Am Not My MS! (Lia 'Lisa' Coryell -- La Crosse, WI)
  • Improving Fatigue and Depression
  • Get Out and Play!
  • Ocrelizumab
  • Communication Matters: Self-Advocacy

Spring 2017

  • Finding the Strength to Fight Back (Kenneth Johnson -- Los Angeles, CA)
  • Are Bladder Problems Tied to Falls in MS?
  • MS Medications: Decisions and Discussions
  • Resilience: Addressing the Challenges of MS
  • Volunteer for the Million Veteran Program

Fall 2016

  • Community Matters (Suzanne O'Connell -- Floyd, VA)
  • VA Research Study: Lipoic Acid and Secondary Progressive MS
  • Daclizumab: A New Medication for MS
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • There's No Place Like My Home

Spring 2016

  • The Brighter Side of Life (Dawn Rittmeyer -- Winnebago, IL)
  • Integrative Health and Wellness
  • Estriol for MS?
  • Living Your Best Life with MS
  • Swallowing, Speaking, and Thinking

Fall 2015

  • When There's a Will, There's a Way (Edward Robertson -- Green Cove Springs, FL)
  • Common Sleep Disorders and MS
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA): A Champion for Veterans with MS
  • Spotlight on Progressive MS
  • Tele-rehabilitation: Therapy and Exercise

Spring 2015

  • My 70 Years Living with MS (William Stavrakos -- Bay Shore, NY)
  • The "Ouch" of MS
  • How to Beat the Heat
  • Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada): A New Treatment for MS
  • National MS Society Veteran Outreach
  • Stress and MS: Can Meditation Help?

Fall 2014

  • MS Changed My Life (Jeff Jensen -- LaPorte, IN)
  • Managing Spasticity
  • Peginterferon (Plegridy): A New Treatment for MS
  • Vaccines and MS: A Practical Guide
  • Creating a Support Network

Spring 2014

  • I am Not My MS (Kim Harrison -- Jackson, MS)
  • Understanding Your MRI Report
  • Update on Vitamin D
  • Remyelination: Are We Any Closer?
  • Driving and MS 

Fall 2013

  • Competition Brings Out the Best in Me! (Judy Overholt -- Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • National Veterans Wheelchair Games
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Oral Therapies for MS: A Promise Delivered
  • Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction

Spring 2013

  • I Have MS, but MS Does Not Have Me (Philip White -- St. Louis, MO)
  • MS Epidemiology: Gulf War Era Veterans
  • Diet and MS: Is There a Relationship?
  • Easier Medical Care for Rural Veterans
  • Televideo MS Treatment and Management
  • What Are My VA Benefits for MS?

Fall 2012

  • We Keep Going... and Going... (Michael Sack -- Waldorf, MD)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Improving the Lines of Communication
  • Optic Neuritis
  • The VA MS Centers of Excellence 

Spring 2012

  • A Second Generation Veteran with MS (Charles Kerr -- Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Home Safety Evaluation
  • Understanding Your Medications
  • Being Mindful of the Present Moment (Mindfulness Meditation)
  • Speech and Swallowing

Fall 2011

  • Never Give Up! (Alberto Manfredi -- Ponce, PR)
  • An Update on CCSVI and "Liberation Therapy"
  • Social Media: Connecting Virtually
  • Highlighting Research: Smoking Cessation
  • Bladder Changes in MS

Spring 2011

  • Being the Best That I Can Be (Tonia Davis -- Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Dalfampridine (Ampyra) Roll Out
  • March is National MS Awareness Month
  • What to Do if You Suspect an MS Relapse
  • Stay Well with MS

Fall 2010

  • Let the VA Wheelchair Games Begin (Michael Lotocki -- River Vale, NJ; Janet Moyer -- Zion Grove, PA; Julie Adams, CTRS -- Seattle, WA)
  • Keep Moving Forward: Avoiding Falls
  • Fingolimod (Gilenya): A New Treatment for MS
  • Exercise and MS
  • Caring for the Caregiver 

Spring 2010

  • Seeing the Silver Lining (Ivan Nance -- Juneau, AK)
  • The Clinical Subtypes of MS
  • Q&A About Depression
  • Get What You Want from the Internet
  • CCSVI and the "Liberation Treatment"
  • What is Research?