Neurology 1606 - Neurology Alert - Jun 01, 2012

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

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

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

Assistant Editors
Padmaja Kandula, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Weill Cornell Medical College

Michael Rubin, MD, FRCP(C)

Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Neuromuscular Disorders


Jai S. Perumal, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Joshua Weaver, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow
Weill Cornell Medical College

Norman Latov, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical and Research Center
Weill Cornell Medical College

Halinder S. Mangat, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Sotirios Keros, MD, PhD
Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College


  • Does a Lower Vitamin D Level Increase the Risk of Relapse in Inflammatory Spinal Cord Disease?
  • Clinicopathological Features of Pure Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Inhaled Anesthetics Have Differential Experimental Effect on Memory Mechanisms
  • Variable 'Faces' of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Clinical and Radiological Features Associated with Rhombencephalosynapsis
  • Stroke Alert: A Review of Current Clinical Stroke Literature


  • 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 editor in chief, Matthew Fink, MD, is a retained consultant for MAQUET. Assistant editorsMichael Rubin, MD, FRCP(C), author Joshua Weaver, MD, author Halinder S. Mangat, MD, author Sotirios Keros, MD, PhD, peer reviewer M. Flint Beal, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study. Author Jai S. Perumal, MD is a consultant for Biogen Idec and Genzyme, and is on the speakers bureau for Teva and Biogen Idec. Author Norman Latov, MD, PhD has served as consultant to Grifols, Novartis, CSL Behring, Pfizer, Octapharma, Sanofi, Baxter Biotherapeutics, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Depomed, and Eisai Inc. He owns stock in Therapath LLC, and is beneficiary of a licensing agreement between Cornell University and Teva Pharmaceuticals for a patent related to the use of MSR1 antibodies in inflammatory diseases.

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