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Sep 30, 2013

1) Migraine and structural changes in the brain and 2) Topic of the month: Multiple sclerosis therapy and treatment. 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. Jennifer Bickel interviews Dr. Messoud Ashina about his paper on migraine and structural changes in the brain. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about manganese neurotoxicity. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Mark Keegan interviews Dr. Paul O' Connor about teriflunomide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Ashima, Numis, Keegan, and O'Connor.Dr. Ashina serves as an Associate Editor of Cephalalgia; serves on the scientific advisory board for The Journal of Headache and Pain; is a consultant for ATI, Allergan, Inc., Amgen and Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; received honoraria for lecturing from Allergan Inc.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Keegan serves as Chief Editor of eMedicine and receives research support from Terumo BCT.Dr. O'Connor serves on the scientific advisory boards of Novartis Fingolimod Steering Committee, Sanofi-aventis Teriflunomide Steering Committee, BRAVO (laquinimod) study DMC-chairman, Genetech, Inc. Roche, Acetelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Receptos, Inc; received honoraria for attending two Advisory board meetings; served on the editorial advisory board for the MS Journal; serves as a consultant for Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, is currently a consultant for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Sanofi-aventis, Novartis; receives research support from Novartis, Sanofi-aventis, Roche, Biogen Idec, and from the MS Society of Canada as National Scientific and Clinical Advisor.