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Healthcare Provider Webinars

MSCoE is collaborating with the National MS Society and Consortium of MS Centers on their quarterly CME/CE series. This quarterly CME/CE webinar series provides a free, accessible educational opportunity for healthcare clinicians involved in the care of people with MS, with the aim of improving MS knowledge and patient outcomes. The webinars are led by multidisciplinary MS experts who have comprehensive knowledge relating to MS care.

Each live webinar is 1-hour. All NMSS webinars are recorded and available for CME/CE credit at the following link. To view earlier MSCoE VA webinars, please visit our library.

Registration links for the webinars below will be added as they become available. For questions, please e-mail MSCentersofExcellence@va.gov.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

4 pm ET, 3 pm CT,
2 pm MT, 1 pm PT  

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MS in the African American Population

Mitzi Joi Williams, MD
Dr. Williams is a neurologist at the MS Center of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. She earned her bachelor degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology from Emory University and her Doctor of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed neurology residency, and a MS Clinical Fellowship at Georgia Regents University (formerly Medical College of Georgia) in Atlanta, GA. During her residency, she served as Chief Resident in neurology and served on the Graduate Medical Education Committee. Following completion of her training, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in neurology, Medical Director of the Augusta MS Center and Medical Director of Adult Rehabilitation Services. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She serves as a Board Member and member of the Clinical Advisory Committee for the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society. She is also a clinical advisor for the MS Foundation. She remains actively involved in clinical trials and her research interests include the course of MS in minority ethnic populations.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

4 pm ET, 3 pm CT,
2 pm MT, 1 pm PT  

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Recognizing and Managing Depression in Your Patients

Roz Kalb, PhD
Dr. Kalb is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in MS care, support, and education for over 30 years. After receiving her doctorate from Fordham University in Bronx, NY, she began her career in MS, providing individual, group, and family therapy at the Medical Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for MS at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then at the MS Comprehensive Care Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. Kalb joined the National MS Society in 2000, creating online resources and educational materials for individuals and families living with MS and healthcare professionals until 2017. She continues her resource development work for the Society as a consultant. Dr.Kalb is senior author of MS for Dummies (2nd ed.), and co-author of MS: Understanding the Cognitive Challenges. In addition, Dr. Kalb has edited two books–MS: The Questions You Have; The Answers You Need, now in its 5th edition, and MS: A Guide for Families, now in its 3rd edition. Dr. Kalb has also served as a Can Do program consultant since 2001.

Maggie Kazmierski, MSW, LCSW-C, CCM
Ms. Kazmierski is a MSCoE-East Senior Social Worker and Spinal Cord Injury Clinic Coordinator for the Baltimore VAMC. She works to establish the role of clinical social work and Veteran/Caregiver support programs within MSCoE-East regions. Ms. Kazmierski graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Psychology. She received her Master of Social Work in 2001 from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and is currently a part-time Adjunct Faculty Member teaching clinical courses in aging, health, and military/Veteran interventions. She is a member of the National MS Society-Greater DC Maryland Chapter, Health Care Advisory Committee, and is co-leader of the VA MS Social Work Collaborative. Prior to her joining the MSCOE-East staff, Ms. Kazmierski served as the Director of Services for the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter, and had over 10 years of experience developing patient education and caregiver support programs with an emphasis on chronic illness and end of life.