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Sep 8, 2009

This Podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Interim Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Michael Benatar interview Dr. John Ravits about his paper on ALS motor phenotype heterogeneity, focality and spread. In the next segment, Dr. Ryan Overman is reading our e-Pearl of the week about foreign accent syndrome. The podcast concludes where Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. Octavian Adam for the Lesson of the Week segment about the Resident & Fellow Section paper on patient telephone calls in a Movement Disorders Center. The participants had nothing to disclose except for Drs. Ravits and Espay.Dr. Ravits serves as an editorial board member of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosisand Other Motor Neuron Disorders and the Journal of Neurodegeneration andRegeneration; is funded by a research program development grant from Microsoft Research and private non-profit foundation grants from the Juniper Foundation, the Wyco Foundation, the Moyer Foundation, and the Benaroya Foundation; and received past research support from the NIH [#NS051738 (PI)] and the Department of Defense [#USAMRAA W81XWH-07-0246 (sub-PI)].Dr. Espay received has 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.