NeurologyLive Year in Review: Top Video Interviews of 2020

December 30, 2020
NeurologyLive Staff

Look back on some of our most popular video interviews with experts in the field, including discussions on stroke, migraine, Parkinson disease, dementia, and more.

This year, the NeurologyLive team has continued its quest to ensure that our coverage is driven by the experts in the field. As such, we've reached out to hundreds of neurologists, epileptologists, headache doctors, and specialists across the wide range of neurological diseases and disorders.

Those interviews have consisted of updates on some of the ongoing conversations about treatment and management of disease, the latest data published in the leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at societal meetings, and, of course, the impact of the pandemic on care—posted in easily digestible clips. In 2020, the widespread use of tele-platforms has allowed us to speak with physicians, scientists, and researchers from around the US and the world.

Look back on some of the most viewed and interesting video interviews in 2020 by clicking the buttons below:

Daniel Lowenstein, MD: Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection in Epilepsy

The professor of neurology and executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, San Francisco detailed the connection between the gut microbiome and epilepsy.

Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD: Adjusting Migraine Care in a Pandemic

The professor of neurology at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and founding president of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy spoke about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on his practice.

Jennifer Robblee, MD: Advice for Conducting Telemedicine Examinations

The neurologist at the Barrow Neurological Institute discussed her experience with telemedicine and gave advice on how to conduct examinations through audio/video platforms.

David Langer, MD: Answering the Call for COVID-19

The chair of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan recently joined the ranks of health care providers who are caring for COVID-19 patients at the temporary hospital set up in the Javits Center.

James Wheless, MD: Consequences of Virtual Societal Meetings

The chief of pediatric neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital spoke to the difficulty in connecting with colleagues with virtual meetings.

Jessica Ailani, MD: The Ongoing Expansion in Headache Medicine

The AHS fellow, director of MedStar Georgetown Headache Center, and associate professor of neurology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital spoke to the rapid expansion of headache medicine and what new research will be discussed at AHS 2020.

Eyiyemisi Damisah, MD: Understanding Aging and Cell Death

The assistant professor of neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine discussed the work that still needs to be done to understand the role that the cell death process might play in neurodegeneration as the human body ages.

Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD: Trends in the Alzheimer Disease Clinical Pipeline

The director emeritus of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Cleveland Clinic and vice-chair of the Department of Brain Health at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, details trends in Alzheimer disease research over the past few years.

Leah Croll, MD: Psychosocial Implications of COVID-19 on Doctors

The neurology resident at NYU Langone described psychosocial implications that physicians face during the COVID-19 pandemic and the toll it takes on them.

Indu Subramanian, MD: The Effect of Loneliness on Parkinson Disease Severity

The director of the VA Southwest Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers discussed how loneliness can impact Parkinson disease severity and how holistic approaches to care may help.