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DVD Programs

Each DVD provides 1.5 hours of educational information from MS healthcare professionals, as well as real life stories from Veterans living with MS. If you would like to receive our free DVD's, e-mail MSCentersofExcellence@va.gov. The videos below, as well as others, are available for on-line viewing in our Presentation Library.

Bowel and Bladder Management in MS

Presenters: Nina Davis, MD (Urology Specialist, VA Portland HCS); Peter Gorman, MD (Neurologist, Baltimore VAMC); Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP, MSCN (National Clinical Nursing Director, MSCoE-East)
Program Content:

  • How the system works
  • Treatment options and self-management techniques
  • MS lesions that disrupt funtion
  • Patient vignettes

Emotional Disorders and MS: Approach to Management

Presenters: Sarah Minden, MD; Aaron Turner, PhD (Associate Director Research and Development, MSCoE-West)
Program Content:

  • Types of mental disorders
  • Assessment tools and interventions
  • Techniques to increase communication
  • Skills to manage work and home life
  • Patient vignettes

MS Modifiable Risk Factors

Presenters: Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP, MSCN (National Clinical Nursing Director, MSCoE-East); Aaron Turner, PhD (Associate Director Research and Development, MSCoE-West); Walter Royal, III, MD (former Associate Director Research and Development, MSCoE-East); 
Program Content:

  • Course of MS
  • Vitamin D, vaccines, smoking, nutrition, alcohol consumption, and exercise
  • Modifying behavior
  • Patient vignettes

MS, Cognition, and Brain Imaging: Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction

Presenters: Aaron Turner, PhD (Associate Director Research and Development, MSCoE-West); Stephen Rao, PhD
Program Content:

  • Clinical strategies to identify types of dysfunction
  • Brain structures and functions related to cognitive dysfunction
  • Interventions to manage cognitive issues
  • Cognitive rehabilitation strategies to enhance executive function
  • Role of epidemiology and MS factors
  • Patient vignettes