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MS Veteran Newsletter

Discusses symptom management, medications, and living well with MS. Check out our latest issue!

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March MS Awareness

March is MS Awareness Month

MSCoE encourages Veterans with MS, caregivers and family members of Veterans with MS, and healthcare providers to raise MS awareness.

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MSCoE Veteran YouTube Videos

View our short videos that highlight the life of a Veteran living with MS. Videos cover a variety of topics.

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Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence

MSCoE LogoThe Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence are dedicated to furthering the understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS), its impact on Veterans and effective treatments to help manage MS. By partnering with Veterans, caregivers, health care professionals, MS advocates, Veteran service organizations, and community health care institutes, MSCoE strives to minimize impairment and maximize quality of life for Veterans with MS.

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VA MS Publications

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MSCoE East and West have developed a national network of MS Regional Programs and MS Support Programs within the VA.

Given the size of the population of Veterans with MS seeking treatment in VA and their distribution across the country, it is feasible to provide access to high quality subspecialty care through a hub and spoke network with designated MS Regional Programs supporting local facilities.

Each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) will have at least one MS Regional Program that will serve as a source for MS specialty consultation and education. The primary care for individuals with MS will occur at their local VA medical facilities. MS Support Programs will collaborate with local MS Regional Programs. The MS Care Liaison at VA medical facilities with an MS Support Program will assist with coordination and referrals to the MS Regional Program as needed.

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January 2019

Information on some of MSCoE's accomplishment for fiscal year 2019 can be found at the following link.

January 2019

Registration for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Portland, OR July 3-8, 2020 opened January 6, 2020. The event is limited to 600 athletes, so Veterans should register early! Completed registration forms are accepted in the order they are entered, with priority given to novice athletes. Veterans don’t have to be full-time wheelchair users to qualify. If their condition has reached a point that a wheelchair or adaptive equipment can increase their involvement in the sport, they are in. Veterans must also be eligible for VA health care. Scholarships are available for first time Veterans to the Wheelchair Games. Contact David Tostenrude with questions.


Disclaimer: Links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by MSCoE of any of the products, services, or opinions of the organization. MSCoE bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

man reading a magazine while sitting at a tableVA MS Publications

The VA ranks as one of the nation’s leaders in health research. Thousands of studies are conducted at VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes each year. This research has significantly contributed to advancements in health care for Veterans and other Americans from every walk of life.

Learn about MSCoE research on our Professionals and Veterans research pages.

Recent VA Provider Publications

Goal Pursuit, Goal Adjustment, and Pain in Middle-Aged Adults Aging With Physical Disability

Who is not coming to clinic? A predictive model of excessive missed appointments in persons with MS

Protocol for a systematically-developed, phase I/II, single-blind randomized controlled trial of treadmill walking exercise training effects on cognition and brain function in persons with MS

Physical Activity and Depression in MS: The Mediating Role of Behavioral Activation

Assessment and Measurement of Spasticity in MS: State of the Evidence

Age-Related Decreases in Relapses Among Adults with Relapsing-Onset MS

Approaches to Remyelination Therapies in MS

Lipoic Acid and Other Antioxidants as Therapies for MS

Telemedicine and MS: A Comprehensive Literature Review

Thirty-Day Readmissions in MS: An Age and Gender-Based US National Retrospective Analysis


Disclaimer: Links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by MSCoE of any of the products, services, or opinions of the organization. MSCoE bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.