Apr 6, 2015
1) Update of quality measures in epilepsy and 2) Topic of the month: Implementation of genetic testing. 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. Joanna Suski interviews Dr. Nathan Fountain about his paper on the update of quality measures in epilepsy. Dr. Sarah Wesley is reading our e-Pearl of the week about hemicrania continua. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Radhika Dhamija and Christopher Klein about the topic of next generation sequencing. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Fountain, Wesley, Burns and Klein.Dr. Fountain performs clinical procedures as epileptologist (100% effort) at the University of Virginia Comprehensive Epilepsy Program; receives research support from UCB, SK Life Sciences, Inc., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., NeuroPace, Inc. and the NIH.Dr. Wesley 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. Klein serves as an editorial board member of Journal of Peripheral Nerve Society; and receives research support from NIH.