Neurology 1610 - Neurology Alert - Oct 01, 2012

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the neurologist.


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Faculty Listing:

Physician Editor
Matthew Fink, MD
Interim Chair and Neurologist-in-Chief
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Peer Reviewer
M. Flint Beal, MD
Anne Parrish Titzel Professor
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Assistant Editors
Michael Rubin, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor of Clinical Neurology;
Specialty area, Neuromuscular Disorders
Weill Cornell Medical College

Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience;
Specialty area, Movement Disorders

Michael Lin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences
Weill Cornell Medical College

Marc Dinkin, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College


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  • Recognizing a Rare Disorder: Painful Legs and Moving Toes
  • Stroke Alert: A Review of Current Clinical Stroke Literature
  • Neuro-Behçet Disease
  • Erythropoietin for Optic Neuritis: Improvements in Structure, but Will Function Follow?


  • discuss current scientific data regarding the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease
  • discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of pain
  • describe the basic science of brain function
  • discuss new information regarding new drugs for commonly diagnosed neurological conditions and new uses for traditional drugs
  • identify nonclinical issues of importance for the neurologist.

Financial Disclosure:

Neurology Alert's editor in chief, Matthew Fink, MD, is a retained consultant for MAQUET. Assistant editor Michael Rubin, MD, FRCP(C), authors Michael Lin, MD, PhDand Marc Dinkin, MD, 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.

Assistant Editor Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil reports she is on the speakers bureau and advisory board for Allergan and Teva; speakers bureau for Boehringer-Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novartis; advisory board for Merz; and is a consultant for Gerson Lehman Group and Guidepoint Global.

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