Neurology 1403 - Neurology Alert - Mar 01, 2010

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the neurologist.


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Physician Editor
Matthew Fink, MD
Vice Chairman, Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Medical College
Chief of Division of Stroke and Critical Care Neurology
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital

Peer Reviewer
M. Flint Beal, MD
Professor and Chairman,
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience

Assistant Editors
Michael Rubin, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Adília Hormigo, MD, PhD
Attending Neurologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College.


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  • Present current scientific data regarding diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disease, including stroke, Alzheimer?s disease, transient ischemic attack, and coma
  • Discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of pain
  • Present basic science lessons in brain function
  • Discuss information regarding new drugs for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • Discuss nonclinical issues of importance to neurologists, such as the right to die and the physician?s legal obligation to patients with terminal illness

Financial Disclosure:

Neurology Alert's physician editor, Matthew Fink, MD, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other relationships related to this field of study. Assistant editors Michael Rubin, MD, FRCP(C), Susan Gauthier, DO, MS, and Padmaja Kandula, MD, author Adília Hormigo, MD, PhD,and peer reviewer M. Flint Beal, MD, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationship with any company having ties to this field of study. Author Melissa J. Nirenberg, MD, PhD,reports that she has participated in consulting for Biovail.

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