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Jun 13, 2016

1) Quality improvement in neurology: Parkinson disease update quality measurement set2) What's Trending: Amyloid pathology and axonal injury after brain trauma 3) Topic of the month: George C. Cotzias Lecture at the AAN Meeting on antibody mediated disorders of the synapseThis 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. Binit Shah interviews Drs. Janis Miyasaki and Stewart Factor about the AAN paper on new quality measures developed to improve outcomes for patients with Parkinson disease. Dr. Ted Burns is interviewing Dr. Ansgar Furst for our “What's Trending” feature of the week about his editorial on incidental findings for what's to come in amyloid plaques in traumatic brain injury. Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. Josep Dalmau about his George C. Cotzias Lecture at the AAN Meeting on the topic of antibody mediated disorders of the synapse.DISCLOSURES: Dr. Miyasaki received honoraria and funding for travel from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; received funding for travel from Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC; received travel honoraria from The International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Society; is a consultant for Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC; receives royalties from the publication of the book “Psychogenic Movement Disorders;” receives research support from PCORI: 2015-2018 and Parkinson Alberta.Dr. Factor served as an editorial board member of Neurotherapeutics; serves on the data safety monitoring board for Lundbeck, Inc; is a consultant for UCB; is a consultant and video reviewer for clinical trials for Avanir, Neurocrine and Auspex/Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; receives royalties from the publications of the books “Parkinson's disease diagnosis and clinical management” and “Drug induced movement disorders;” gave expert testimony in Kmart trial (2014-2016); receives research support from Ceregene, Cynapsus, Sangamo, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USWorldMeds, Allergen, Inc., Medtronics, Inc., Auspex, Genzyme Corporation, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH.Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Espay serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders; serves as an editorial board member of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and The European Neurological Journal; serves on the scientific advisory board for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Impax, Merz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc, Solstice Neurosciences, Eli Lilly and Company, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and USWorldMeds; is a consultant for Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd., Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cynapsus and Lundbeck, Inc; receives royalties for publications of books from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Cambridge University Press; serves on the speakers' bureau of UCB, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society; receives research support from the CleveMed/Great Lake Neurotechnilogies, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH.Dr. Dalmau serves as Editor of Neurology®: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfammation; serves as an Editorial board member of Neurology® and UpToDate; receives royalties from patents for the use of Ma2 and NMDAR as autoantibody tests; is a consult for Advance Medical, receives research support from Euroimmun and the NIH; receives revenue from Euroimmun for the following tests: NMDA receptor autoantibody test, GABA(B)R autoantibody test, GABA(A)R autoantibody test, DPPX autoantibody test and Iglon5 autoantibody test.