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    Join us on April 10! see more

    This webinar, conducted by a former military physician and C&P examiner, will cover the following topics:

    1. The Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991 and how the Medically Unexplained Chronic Multisymptom Illness (MUCMI)/Undiagnosed Illness evolved as a VBA class of disorders;

    2. 38 CFR § 3.317 and the MUCMI/Undiagnosed Illness;

    3. Mainstream healthcare concepts of “Medically Unexplained” and “Undiagnosed Illness”;

    4. Examples of MUCMI/Undiagnosed Illness disorders that are NOT IBS, fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome;

    5. Challenges to veterans to qualify for benefits under these regulations; and

    6. Strategies for advocates to assist their clients succeed with claims under 38 CFR § 3.317, to include tips for determining exam adequacy/arguing exam inadequacy.

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    Keri Jackson, M.D., is a family physician who served as a US Army Medical Officer from 1983-1993.  She deployed to the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991 with an active combat unit, the Combat Aviation Brigade of the 3rd Armored Division, US Army Europe.  She observed first-hand the many and varied “Environmental Hazards of Service in Southwest Asia” considered to be responsible for what are now known as the MUCMI/Undiagnosed Illnesses of 38 CFR § 3.317.  After completing her military service in 1993, she joined a private medical group and remained connected to military service through her partner, a US Army Reservist who deployed to Kuwait and Iraq 2004-2006.  In 2003, she transitioned to work as a VA clinician and later C&P examiner.  After working at several different VA Medical Centers between 2003 and 2019, the time was right for a different approach to serving veterans.  In 2019, she returned to the private practice of medicine to serve veterans and their families through medical advocacy for their claims for compensation due to service-incurred injuries and illnesses.
     

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     February 21, 2024
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    Medically Unexplained Chronic Multisymptom Illness (MUCMI) and Undiagnosed Illness: Understanding Potential Compensation Under 38 C.F.R. § 3.317


    Keri Jackson, M.D.

    April 10, 2024
    2:00 pm ET


    This webinar, conducted by a former military physician and C&P examiner, will cover the following topics:

    1. The Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991 and how the Medically Unexplained Chronic Multisymptom Illness (MUCMI)/Undiagnosed Illness evolved as a VBA class of disorders;

    2. 38 CFR § 3.317 and the MUCMI/Undiagnosed Illness;

    3. Mainstream healthcare concepts of “Medically Unexplained” and “Undiagnosed Illness”;

    4. Examples of MUCMI/Undiagnosed Illness disorders that are NOT IBS, fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome;

    5. Challenges to veterans to qualify for benefits under these regulations; and

    6. Strategies for advocates to assist their clients succeed with claims under 38 CFR § 3.317, to include tips for determining exam adequacy/arguing exam inadequacy.

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    Keri Jackson, M.D., is a family physician who served as a US Army Medical Officer from 1983-1993.  She deployed to the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991 with an active combat unit, the Combat Aviation Brigade of the 3rd Armored Division, US Army Europe.  She observed first-hand the many and varied “Environmental Hazards of Service in Southwest Asia” considered to be responsible for what are now known as the MUCMI/Undiagnosed Illnesses of 38 CFR § 3.317.  After completing her military service in 1993, she joined a private medical group and remained connected to military service through her partner, a US Army Reservist who deployed to Kuwait and Iraq 2004-2006.  In 2003, she transitioned to work as a VA clinician and later C&P examiner.  After working at several different VA Medical Centers between 2003 and 2019, the time was right for a different approach to serving veterans.  In 2019, she returned to the private practice of medicine to serve veterans and their families through medical advocacy for their claims for compensation due to service-incurred injuries and illnesses.

     


    PLEASE NOTE: NOVA conducts its webinars using Bizzabo. Upon completion of registration, you'll get an email from Bizzabo containing instructions regarding how to join the webinar at the scheduled date and time. Any questions or concerns - please feel free to contact NOVA Staff.

     

    WEBINAR CLEs: If you need a certificate of attendance for CLE for attending the webinar, please make note of the CLE code shared throughout the webinar. Once you have your code you can sign in via the CLE Sign In tab on the event website. A link to sign in will also be emailed at the conclusion of the webinar(s). Please do not email staff asking for the code.

     February 21, 2024
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    I am currently a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves, with 10 years of prior active service, and multiple deployments. I currently chair the VA and FTCA practice group at Capovilla & Williams.

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    I am currently a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves, with 10 years of prior active service, and multiple deployments. I currently chair the VA and FTCA practice group at Capovilla & Williams.

     February 19, 2024
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    Register For An Evening Of Fun on March 7 Touring DC Monuments and Memorials! Register by 2/29! see more

    The social committee is pleased to announce they are hosting a DC Monuments & Memorials Night Tour on Thursday, March 7, from 7:30-9:30pm.  This event is after the NOVA reception.

    Ride a luxury mini-coach past major landmarks on this night bus tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.

     

    - Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night

    - Professional tour guide will hop off with you at each of the 9 stops and walk with you through each attraction
    - Learn more as you listen to your guide’s informative commentary

    - Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury tour bus

    Price: $61 per person. The tickets are non-refundable. 

    Please note, the tour begins and ends at the US Navy Memorial Plaza, which is a 10 minute uber ride from the Capital Hilton.  Attendees will be responsible for securing their own transportation to the meeting spot.  

    Space is limited and is first-come, first-served.  Please register by Thursday, February 29th, so the committee has an accurate count!   

    Please register online HERE!

    Questions: Please email Stacie Lemick at the NOVA office.

     February 15, 2024
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  • Philip Davey joined National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. .

     

    Phil is a three-year veteran U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant who served in amphibs out of Little Creek and NSA DaNang from 19667-70....

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    Phil is a three-year veteran U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant who served in amphibs out of Little Creek and NSA DaNang from 19667-70. After law school on the G.I. Bill he had a 46-year career in maritime law, retiring in 2020. He started training as a VSO in September, 2022, at American Legion Tidewater Post #327 and became accredited, No. 54720, in June, 2023. He and his wife live in Norfolk; they have two children of their own, two children's spouses, and four grandchildren.

     February 14, 2024
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    The NOVA 2024 Spring Conference is a fully in-person event. There is no virtual attendance option. see more

    The NOVA 2024 Spring Conference will be held in Washington, DC from March 7-9, 2024.

    *As a reminder, this event is fully in person and there is no virtual attendance option.*


    We have an exciting program designed for both new and experienced veterans law practitioners! Increase your knowledge, confidence, and expertise in representing veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In addition, your time may be credited to your jurisdiction’s CLE requirements. We hope you join us!

    We will host our General Session and Exhibits on Thursday & Friday (3/7 & 3/8). The reception will be held on Thursday evening, and we will host a speaker Q&A session at the end of the day on Friday.

    Our Workshop Session will be held on Saturday, 3/9. Lunch will be provided. Attendees will attend 4 sessions, and will be required to rank the sessions in their order of preference after registration. A personalized schedule of your session assignments will be sent to you prior to the conference. Because these sessions are designed for small groups, there will be ample opportunity for questions/discussion with the presenters and your fellow attendees.
     

    Click HERE for more information and to register today!

     February 06, 2024
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