What is a virtual Visiting Professorship Program?
A Virtual Visiting Professorship Program (VPP) is a unique type of accredited meeting
that promotes education tailored to the specific needs of your organization and
colleagues. The professorship, delivered virtually, will improve management of challenging
symptoms related to multiple sclerosis and its treatment.
A 90-minute virtual VPP includes education delivered via web-streaming from an expert
faculty member to address the professional gaps identified based on a pre-activity
assessment of the center’s communication, problem-solving, and treatment skills.
The faculty will then review challenging video cases using a problem-based learning
paradigm and facilitate discussions with team members.
Who can participate in a virtual VPP?
These programs are intended for multiple sclerosis centers, hospitals, private practices,
or rehabilitation centers interested in providing education to their healthcare
professionals in the area of symptom management in multiple sclerosis.
What organizations can take advantage of a virtual VPP?
A virtual VPP may be conducted with any of the following:
- Physician’s Office
- Multiple Sclerosis Center
- Hospital Unit
- Rehabilitation Center
How do I schedule a virtual VPP at my institution?
Please select the preferred faculty, date, and time for your virtual VPP(s) allowing
for a 90-minute program. Then complete and submit the CME/CE Activity Request Form.
Once received, the ACHL staff will confirm the requested faculty’s availability,
program date, and time. ACHL staff will manage all meeting logistics and will coordinate
with your organization’s primary contact to confirm all on-site arrangements.
How much lead time do I need?
Approximately 6 weeks are required to fully execute a virtual VPP. Due to faculty
availability, the more lead time granted, the more likely we are to confirm your
choice of virtual visiting faculty.
How many CME/CE credits can I earn?
Participants are able to earn up to 1.5 complimentary CME/CE credits.
Who developed and is presenting this program?
This activity has been developed and is provided to learners by the Consortium of
Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Nurse Practitioner Alternatives and the Academy for
Continued Healthcare Learning with grant support from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.,
Allergan Inc., and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
How to initiate a virtual VPP?
Choose from one of the following options
You will be contacted within 2 business days to discuss the program. All programs
must be confirmed at least 30 days before the scheduled event to accommodate the
- Go to www.MSsymptomsVPP.org to
complete and submit your CME/CE Activity Request Form
- Fax your completed form to: Denise Perez at (877) 872-2544
- Scan and e-mail the completed form to: Denise Perez at
Initiate a Multiple Sclerosis Virtual Visiting