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Oct 12, 2015

1) Longitudinal study of normal cognition in Parkinson disease and 2) Topic of the month: Neurology Today: Recent Publications. 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. Matthew Barrett interviews Dr. Daniel Weintraub about his paper on studying normal cognition in Parkinson disease. Dr. Ted Burns is interviewing Mike Avery for our “What's Trending” feature of the week about things happening in the Beltway of interest to neurologists. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Steve Ringel about a Neurology Today story on the topic of uptick in cases of narcolepsy. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Barrett, Weintraub, Burns and Ringel.Dr. Barrett received research support from the Virginia Center of Alzheimer´s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund.Dr. Weintraub serves as an editorial board member of Movement Disorders Journal and Journal of Parkinson's Disease; serves on the scientific advisory boards for Pfizer, Inc, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Merck Serono, Lundbeck Inc. UCB, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Clintrex, LLC, Theravance Biopharma, Medivation, Inc. Non-profit-CHDI, ADCS; receives licensing fees from the University of Pennsylvania for licensing of Questionnaire for Impulsive-Compulsive Disorders in Parkinson's Disease; receives research support from Novartis, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH; gave expert testimony for defense in 2012-2014 in two lawsuits related to impulse control disorders in Parkinson disease.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. Ringel serves as editor of Neurology Today.