May 18, 2015
1) Looking ahead by looking back at practicing neurology and 2) Topic of the month: Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy. 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. Heather Harle interviews Dr. Steven Ringel about his paper on looking ahead by looking back at practicing neurology. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about neurologic complications of heroin inhalation. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Andy Mammen about the topic of inclusion body myositis. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Ringel, Numis, Burns and Mammen.Dr. Ringel serves as Editor of Neurology Today.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Mammen serves on the scientific advisory boards of aTYR Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Biogen Idec; serves as an editorial board member of Experimental Neurology and Arthritis and Rheumatism; receives license fee payments, royalties and revenue for a patent from INOVA Diagnostics Inc. for licensed test for anti-HMGCR antibodies; and research support from the NIH.