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Online MS Educational Programs

Learn more about MS by accessing our Online educational programs:


Disease Modifying Therapies

Multiple Sclerosis Disease Modifying Therapies 2016 

This progam discusses the various FDA approved disease modifying therapies for MS.  Discussions include DMT routes of delivery, efficacy, and side effects as well as complexity of choice and monitoring.

Part 1

Introduction to DMT's

  • MS definitinon, symptoms and disease subtypes
  • DMT goals, classifications, and routes of delivery
  • VA National Formulary process
  • DMT considerations

Part 2

Injection DMT's

  • Interferons
    • beta-1a (Avonex, Rebif)
    • beta-1b (Betaseron, Extavia)
    • Pegylated beta-1a (Plegridy)
  • Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone)

Part 3

Infusion DMT's

  • Mitoxantrone (Novantrone)
  • Natalizumab (Tysabri)
    • PML and Touch
  • Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada)

Part 4

Oral DMT's

  • Teriflunomide (Augabio)
  • Dimethyl Fumurate (Tecfidera)
  • Fingolimod (Gilenya)

Part 5

DMT Considerations

  • DMT selection considerations
  • Screening and monitoring


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Video Series on MS and Modifiable Risk Factors

In 2014, the VA presented a video broadcast on the Modifiable Risk Factors for MS. Three experts discuss related topics including:
  • Genetics, demographics, infectious agents, vaccinations
  • Sunlight and vitamin D
  • Smoking and Exposure to Smoking
  • Nutrition and alcohol consumption
  • Stess and exercise
Our video is intended for VA providers, Veterans with MS, their families and caregivers.

Video Series on MS and Disease Modifying Therapies

In May 2012, the VA brought together three MS experts to give an update on Disease Modifying Therapies. The experts cover several topics including:
  • What causes MS
  • Current Disease Modifying Therapies
  • Benefits and side effects of Disease Modifying Therapies
  • Recently available oral Disease Modifying Therapies
  • Experiences and advice from Veterans with MS
  • VA services for Veterans with MS
Our video is intended for VA providers, Veterans with MS, their families and caregivers.

Video Series on MS and Cognitive Impairment

In July 2011, the VA did a satellite video broadcast on cognitive dysfunction in people with MS with two experts: Dr. Aaron Turner and Dr. Stephen Rao. Topics include:
  • Clinical strategies to understand cognitive dysfunction in MS
  • Brain imaging changes underlying cognitive dysfunction
  • Pharmacological interventions to manage cognitive deficits
  • Rehabilitation strategies to enhance memory, attention, and executive function.
  • Veterans discuss their cognitive difficulties and how they compensate.
The target audience is primarily VA providers, but the information is very relevant and useful to Veterans, their families and other care givers.

DVD and sleeve of VA DMT panel of experts 

Order a free DVD of these broadcasts

These and other satellite broadcasts are available for free on DVD. Click the following link to see the full set of DVD videos
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