Mar 19, 2018
1. Featured Article: Molecular Genetic Testing for Hereditary Ataxia – What Every Neurologist Should Know2. What’s Trending: Recent changes to Maintenance of Certification Requirements This Neurology® Podcast begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the March 20, 2018, print issue of Neurology. In the first segment, Dr. Jeff Ratliff talks with Dr. Thomas Bird about his Neurology: Clinical Practice paper on the benefits and limitations of exome sequencing to identify hereditary ataxias. For the “What’s Trending” segment, Dr. Stacey Clardy with Dr. Laurie Gutmann about recent updates to the Maintenance of Certification requirements and tips to ease the process for neurologists.DISCLOSURES: Dr. Bird serves on the editorial board for GeneReviews.org; holds patents for genetic testing technology for CMT1C and SCA14; and has received research support from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (Merit Research Grant, PI, 2009-2017). Dr. Gutmann serves on the editorial board for Up-to-Date Online (Hypokalemic and Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis); and has recieved research support from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the NIH (U01 NS069498-01 A1, 3P50NS044283-07S1, U01 NS026835-01A1, U01 NS058728-01, and U01 NS077179-01). Dr. Ratliff has received a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. Dr. Clardy has received research support from Western Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR).