Aug 5, 2013
1) Optic nerve head component responses of multifocal electroretinogram in MS and 2) Topic of the month: AAN Plenary Sessions. 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. Beau Bruce interviews Drs. Teresa and Elliot Frohman about their paper on optic nerve head component responses of multifocal electroretinogram in MS. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about Terson's syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. John Trojanowski about progressive accumulation of tau pathology in patients with Alzheimer disease and how it occurred in a stereotypical manner. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Bruce, Teresa Frohman, Eliot Frohman, Numis, Espay, and Trojanowski.Dr. Bruce is a consultant for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia for the CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink; receives research support from Novartis, Pfizer Inc, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd and the NIH; and was a recipient of the Practice Research Fellowship.Dr. Teresa Frohman serves as an editorial board member of National Multiple Sclerosis Society; is a consultant for Acorda, Novartis; serves on the speakers' bureau of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., Novartis; receives royalties from the publication of Up-to-Date; received funding for travel from Acorda Therapeutics Inc., Novartis; received research support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the NIH.Dr. Elliot Frohman is a consultant for TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., Novartis, Genzyme Corporation, Abbott; serves on the speakers' bureau of TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd, Acorda Therapeutics Inc., Novartis; receives royalties from the publication of Up-to-Date; and received funding for travel from TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd, Acorda Therapeutics Inc., Novartis.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Espay is supported by the K23 career development award (NIMH, 1K23MH092735); has received grant support from CleveMed/Great Lakes Neurotechnologies, Davis Phinney Foundation, and Michael J Fox Foundation; is a consultant for Chelsea Therapeutics; serves on the scientific advisory boards for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Abbott (now Abbie), Chelsea Therapeutics, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Impax Pharmaceuticals, Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Solstice Neurosciences, and Eli Lilly and Company, USWorldMeds; serves as Assistant Editor of Movement Disorders and on the editorial boards of The European Neurological Journal and Frontiers in Movement Disorders; serves on the speakers' bureaus of Novartis, UCB, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorder Society and receives royalties from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Cambridge University Press.Dr. Trojanowski serves as an Associate Editor for Alzheimer & Dementia; received research support from The Marian S. Ware Alzheimer Program, Benaroya and the NIH; holds 14 patents that may accrue revenue: US Patent 5,281,521, issued 25 Jan 1994: US Patent 5,580,898, issued 3 Dec 1996; US Patent 5,601,985, issued 11 Feb 1997; US Patent 5,733,734, issued 31 Mar 1998; US Patent 5,792,900, issued 11 Aug 1998; US Patent 5,849,988, issued 15 Dec 1998: US Patent 6,214,334, issued 10 Apr 2001; US Patent 6,358,681, issued 19 Mar 2002; US Patent 6,727,075, issued 27 Mar 2004; US Patent 7,011,827, issued 14 Mar 2006; Penn 0652, K1828, filed 5 Aug 1998; Penn L1986, Filed 13 Nov 1998; Penn R3868 (UPN-4439), filed 28 Feb 2005 and Penn S-4018, DB&R 46406- 217282, filed 22 Nov 2005: Treatment of Alzheimer's and Related Diseases with an Antibody and may accrue revenue in the future on patents submitted by the University of Pennsylvania as co-Inventor and received revenue from the sale of Avid to Eli Lilly and Company as co-inventor on imaging related patents submitted by the University of Pennsylvania while receiving research support from the NIH, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca and several non-profits.