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Aug 19, 2013

1) Electronic media in neurology education and 2) Topic of the month: Frontotemporal degeneration. 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. Andy Southerland interviews Dr. Shaheen Lakhan about his paper on electronic media in neurology education. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about hemifacial spasm. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Brandy Matthews focuses her interview with Dr. Bill Seeley about diagnostic testing and genetics in frontotemporal degeneration. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Lakhan, Numis, Matthews and Seeley.Dr. Lakhan serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section, serves as Associate Editor for BMC Research Notes and Journal of Medical Case Reports, BioMed Central, serves as an editorial board member of International Archives of Medicine, BioMed Central; serves on the scientific advisory board for OA Pain Medicine, OA Publishing London, Nanotechnology Research Foundation, National Science & Technology Education Partnership, International Physicians Advisory Council, International Cancer Advocacy Network; is a consultant for Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation and receives research support from Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Matthews receives research support from the NIH.Dr. Seeley serves as an editorial board member for Annuals of Neurology; served on the scientific advisory board for Bristol-Myers Squibb; is a consultant for Summer Street Research Partners; received speaker honorarium from Novartis Korea; received research support from the John Douglas French Alzheimer's Disease Foundation, Consortium for Frontotemporal Dementia Research; Tau Consortium, James S. McDonnell Foundation, Alzheimer's Disease Drug Foundation, Association for Frontotemporal Dementia and National Institute on Aging.