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Monthly Veteran Podcasts

During every episode you'll hear subject matter experts weigh in on MS issues and VA care and services for people living with MS.

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YouTube Videos with Veterans

View our YouTube videos which talk about the symptoms of MS through the life of a Veteran living with MS.

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Stories of Living with MS

Read about Veterans living with MS, about their military service, diagnosis, and how they live life to the fullest.

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Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence

MSCoE LogoThe Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence (MSCoE) 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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MSCoE is committed to ensuring access to VA MS health care services. To help in this process, a national network of MS care has been created. This network consists of the MSCoE East and West Coordinating Centers and the MS Regional Specialty Programs

Each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) will have at least one MS Regional Specialty Program that will serve as a source for MS specialty consultation and education. 

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May 2024

We hope to see you at the Consortium of MS Centers annual meeting May 29-June 1, 2024 in Nashville, TN. There is a VA MSCoE Reception and Business Meeting and several programs, outlined below, which have VA presenters. Please stop by the MSCoE table in the expo area to say hello.

- Poster: DC Veterans Affairs Quality Improvement Project of Highly Efficacious Anti-CD 20 Disease Modifying Treatments. Side Effects-CO$T

- May 29: Optimizing Care in MS

- May 29: VA MSCoE Reception

- May 30: Decoding MS: The Synergy of AI and Neuroimaging

- May 30: Aging in MS

- May 30: MS Mimics: Differential Diagnosis in Pediatric and Late Onset Populations

- May 31: Microglia and Astrocytes in MS: Biology, PET Imaging, and Therapeutics

- May 31: Holistic Frameworks for Understanding Cognitive and Psychological Symptoms in People with MS

- May 31: Imaging Patients with MS in 2024

- May 31: VA MSCoE Business Meeting

- May 31: Current Therapies: Approaches to Care with a Multidisciplinary Team

- June 1: MS in Underserved Populations: Understanding Needs and Improving Outcomes

August 2023

VHA Directive 1101.06, Multiple Sclerosis System of Care, has been approved for publication; it can be found by clicking on the following link.This directive describes the essential components and procedures of the MS Center that are to be implemented nationally to ensure that all enrolled Veterans, wherever they live, have access to MS care. 

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.

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We are fortunate to have Veterans share their stories of living with MS. These stories are filled with life's challenges, the value of family and friends, lots of hopefulness, with a little sense of humor thrown in. We hope you enjoy reading these stories.

YouTube Videos

Our YouTube series covers a variety issues effecting Veterans with MS. Each video shares information about MS, and personal perspectives from Veterans and their health care team. 


For Veterans with MS, MSCoE recommends following guidance from the National MS Society, Centers for Disease Control, and VA regarding prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Use the following links to access information.