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Feb 2, 2010

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. Mark Quigg interviews Dr. Rainer Surges and Prof. Matthew Walker about their paper on generalized seizures. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about HSV-1 encephalitis and falsely negative PCR. In the next part of the podcast is Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. Curt LaFrance for our Lesson of the week toolbox about psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. The participants had nothing to disclosure except for Prof. Walker, Drs. Surges and Espay. Dr. Surges received research support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.Prof. Walker serves on scientific advisory boards for GlaxoSmithKline, Eisai Inc., UCB, and Sierra Neuro; has received travel expenses and honoraria for lectures or educational activities not funded by industry; serves as an Associate Editor of Epilepsia and Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders and on the editorial boards of The Open Neurology Journal, Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs, and Metabolic Brain Disease; receives royalties from publishing Understanding Epilepsy (BMA Family Doctor books, 1995); has received speaker honoraria from Eisai Inc. and UCB; serves as a consultant to Sierra Neuro; estimates that 20% of his clinical effort is on Video-EEG telemetry; and has received/receives research support from the Medical Research Council [G0400136 (PI), G0802158 (Co-I), G0701050 (Co-I), and G069336 (Co-I)], the European Community, Wellcome Trust, and Epilepsy Research UK.Dr. Espay has received personal compensation as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim; grant support from Codman; Medtronic, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; and CleveMed, and honoraria from UCB-SCHWARZ PHARMA AG; Medtronic, Inc. and Novartis.