This Week on NeurologyLive — August 2, 2021


Here's what is coming soon to NeurologyLive.

Every week, the NeurologyLive staff prepares this preview of what to expect from our coverage. This week on NeurologyLive, there are a number of hot topics that we will be posting throughout the week. As always, our weekly coverage extends beyond just these topics, so make sure to check out the rest of the site!

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The NeurologyLive Peers & Perspectives series, "Comprehensive Management of Dravet Syndrome," is premiering its final few episodes! The series features Joseph Sullivan, MD, and Elaine C. Wirrell, MD, who discuss the diagnosis, management, and treatment of Dravet Syndrome. In the most recent episodes, they've covered the management of therapies for patients with the rare epilepsy, including reviews of the latest approvals, such as fenfluramine (Fintepla; Zogenix) and cannabidiol (Epidiolex; GW Pharmaceuticals).

To catch up on the series, click here.

Although the 2021 Alzheimer Association International Conference (AAIC) ended on Friday, NeurologyLive's coverage of the meeting, including updates on presented data and interviews with leading experts, will continue throughout this week! Make sure to check back regularly to get the latest information on poster presentations, major data readouts, and in-depth conversations with experts in the care of Alzheimer disease.

To check out the coverage of AAIC 2021, click here.

The latest in our NeuroVoices series, dedicated to conversations with leaders in the neurology community, goes live on Wednesday, August 4. This week, our post features Mike Detke, MD, PhD, chief medical officer, Cortexyme. He discussed the phase 2/3 GAIN clinical trial of COR388 (atuzaginstat), a novel bacterial virulence factor inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer disease. More specifically, he detailed the mechanistic action of the drug, what had been previously observed about gingipain levels in the literature, and the purpose behind the dental sub-study.

To check out the prior NeuroVoices conversations, click here.

We recently launched a new video series, "Case-Based Insights: Expert Perspectives on the Treatment of Adult-Onset SMA," featuring expert neurologists Arun S. Varadhachary, MD, PhD, and James Wymer, MD, discuss patient cases involving the treatment of adult-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and cover a number of facets of the care process. Thus far, they've introduced their cases and delivered expertise on the approach to each patient.

To catch up on the series, click here.

More episodes from our Peer Exchange series featuring a number of multiple sclerosis (MS) experts, called "Optimal Management of Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis" are set to go live this week! The experts, including Fred D. Lublin, MD; Ravi Dukkipati, MD; Gavin Giovannoni, MD; and Lauren Gluck, MD, explore several topics pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of relapsing MS in these new episodes, focusing on the use of teriflunomide (Aubagio; Sanofi) in relapsing MS and the importance of monitoring patient outcomes.

To catch up on the series, click here.

This week, the MJH Life Sciences Medical World News streaming channel is preparing for season 3, which will begin airing content on Monday, August 16. Now, though, is your chance to catch up on the shows you may have missed that feature your peers and colleagues in medicine, as well as get some insight into the ins and outs of other specialties. NeurologyLive has contributed to a number of shows in July, including Deep Dive, Behind the Science With Gina Mauro, and others.

To catch up and check out what's on the Medical World News channel now, or check out hundreds of episodes on-demand, click here.

New episodes of the NeurologyLive Peer Exchange series, "Recognizing and Managing Advanced Parkinson Disease," featuring Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD; Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD; Aristide Merola, MD, PhD; and Michael J. Soileau, MD, are airing this week. The panel recently disucssed their personal experiences using technology and devices in advanced Parkinson disease management and how to identify disease that can be adequately controlled with the therapy. They'll be offering additional insight in new episodes.

To catch up on the series, click here.

In Case You Missed It: The fourth installment of our webinar series, "The Ever-Changing Face of Multiple Sclerosis," put on in partnership with the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, premiered on Wednesday, July 21. This time, the conversation focused on the evolving rehabilitation strategies for patients with MS, and featured Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD; Nicholas C. Ketchum, MD; Francois Bethoux, MD, who shared their insight into gait and ambulation issues, spasticity and its management, the incorporation of technology into rehabilitation, and the traditional versus nontraditional approaches.

To view the on-demand versions of the programs, click here for our Future Leaders in Neurology section.

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