Mar 5, 2012
1) AAN policy on pharmaceutical and device industry support and 2) Topic of the month: Recent book, Your medical mind: How to decide what is right for you. 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. Ted Burns interviews Mr. John Hutchins about his paper on AAN policy on pharmaceutical and device industry support. Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about CSF biomarker in Alzheimer disease. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Groopman and Hartzband about clinical diagnostic reasoning and cognitive errors. Over the following weeks, Dr. Burns will interview Drs Groopman and Hartzband on an additional number of topics with week two about cognitive errors or biases that can influence our ability to diagnose. The participants had nothing to disclose except Mr. Hutchins, Drs. Burns, Clardy, Groopman and Hartzband.Mr. Hutchins is currently the Associate General Counsel of the American Academy of Neurology and General Councel of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort); and has received research support from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and Knopp Neurosciences Inc..Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Groopman receives royalties from the publication of the book Your Medical Mind.Dr. Hartzband receives royalties from the publication of the book Your Medical Mind.