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Sep 10, 2012

1) Epilepsy surgery and 2) Topic of the month: Bedside Neuro-ophthalmology. 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. Joanna Jen with Dr. Nathalie Jette about her paper on an outline tool to determine epilepsy surgery. Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about gelastic seizures. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Beau Bruce interviews Dr. Randy Kardon about "big pupil" consult. All participants have disclosures.Dr. Jen serves as Section Editor for Experimental Brain Research, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology and Associate Editor for Frontiers in Neuro-otology and is funded by the FDA and NIH. Dr. Jette serves on the editorial board for Epilepsia, is the holder of a Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience Health Services Research and receives research support from: Alberta Health and Wellness, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services.Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Bruce received research funding from the NIH.Dr. Kardon serves on the editorial board for Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology; has patents for method of characterizing focal pupil responses to light and method of assessing retinal function using infrared optical signals in response to light; receives royalties for the publication of Tissues and Organs: A text-atlas of scanning electron microscopy and for use of micrographs in other textbooks; is a consultant for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd; receives research support from the Department of Veterans Affairs Iowa City Center of Excellence for the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss, Department of Defense Vision Research Program (TATRC) and Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Division.