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Jul 14, 2014

1) Defining the clinical course of multiple sclerosis: The 2013 revisions and 2) Topic of the month: Plenary sessions AAN Meeting April 2014. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Mark Keegan interviews Dr. Fred Lublin about his paper on defining the clinical course of multiple sclerosis: The 2013 revisions. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about familial fatal insomnia. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. David Eidelberg about his Hot Topics Lecture at the AAN Meeting about functional connectivity and functional imaging in movement disorders. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Keegan, Lublin, Addington, Espay and Eidelberg.Dr. Keegan serves as Chief Editor of eMedicine and receives research support from Terumo BCT.Dr. Lublin serves as co-Chief Editor of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders; serves on the scientific advisory boards and as a consultant for Bayer Schering Pharma, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Sanofi-aventis, Acorda Therapeutics Inc, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Roche, Genentech, Inc., Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, Revalesio Corporation, Coronado Bioscience, Genzyme Corporation, MedImmune, Bristol-Myers Squibb, XenoPort, Inc., Receptos Inc, Forward Pharma, to- BBB technologies; receives research support from Biogen Idec, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Acorda Therapeutics Inc, Novartis, Genzyme Corporation, Sanofi-aventis, Celgene, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the NIH; holds financial interests/stock options in Cognition Pharmaceuticals. Inc. and may discuss unapproved agents that are in the MS developmental pipeline with any recommendations on their use.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Espay serves as an Associate Editor of Movement Disorders, Frontiers in Movement Disorders and Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders; serves as an editorial board member of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and The European Neurological Journal; receives royalties for publications of books from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and from Cambridge University Press; serves on the scientific advisory board for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), Chelsea Therapeutics, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Impax Pharmaceuticals, Merz, Pfizer Inc, Solstice Neurosciences, LLC, Eli Lilly and Company, US WorldMeds; is a consultant for Chelsea Therapeutics, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie); serves on the speakers' bureaus of Novartis, UCB, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society; receives research support from CleveMed/Great Lakes Neurotechnologies, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH.Dr. Eidelberg serves as an Associate Editor of Journal of Neuroscience; serves as an editorial board member of Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Current Opinion in Neurology, Annals of Neurology and NeuroImage; serves on the scientific advisory board for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, ; co-inventor of United States Patent No. 5, 632,276 and No. 5,873,823 without financial gain; receives research support from the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH.