At a time when support for basic and translational science needs a strong voice and the burden of neurological disease is growing, the ANA is the champion of neurological research and the ally of all physicians and scientists who strive to make a difference through careers that combine discovery, education, and clinical care.
From advances in stroke and dementia to movement disorders and epilepsy, the American Neurological Association has been at the forefront of research and practice since 1875 as the premier professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to understanding and treating diseases of the nervous system.
ANA Investigates Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can be incredibly challenging -- for patients, of course, and also for their physicians. On this episode of ANA investigates, Dr. Adeline Goss talks to Dr. Prasad Shirvalkar of UCSF about a new possible strategy for treating chronic pain: deep brain stimulation. Series 5, Episode 2
Guest: Dr. Prasad Shirvalkar of UCSF Interviewer: Dr. Adeline Goss Disclosures: Dr. Shirvalkar disclosed that Medtronic Inc, donated devices for research, but no direct financial support
ANA Investigates The Neurovasculome
The brain and its vasculature used to be considered separate domains. But in the last decade, we’ve learned more about the interplay between brain cells and vascular cells. Pathological studies are revealing a surprising degree of overlap between cerebrovascular disease and neurodegenerative disease. All of this has led to the coining of a new word: the neurovasculome. Our guest today is Dr. Eric Smith, an author of a recent scientific statement about the neurovasculome in the journal Stroke. Dr. Smith is a Professor of Neurology, Radiology, and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, and the holder of the endowed Katthy Taylor Chair in Vascular Dementia. He was interviewed about the neurovasculome by Dr. Christoph Stretz, a Vascular and Critical Care neurologist at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Series 5, Episode 1
Guest: Eric Edward Smith, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FAHA, University of Calgary Interviewer: Christoph Stretz, MD, Brown University Disclosures: Dr. Smith disclosed that he receives personal consulting fees from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly
*Bonus Episode* ANA Investigates ANA2023!
As the ANA's 2023 Annual Meeting comes to a close, we wanted to catch up with Frances Jensen Chair of the Department of Neurology at University of Pennsylvania and outgoing President of the ANA, and Rebecca Gottesman, Stroke Branch Chief of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and outgoing Chair of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee. Listen as these two leaders chat about the cutting-edge research, exciting sessions, and broader themes that have defined this year's meeting in Philadelphia.
ANA Investigates Insomnia and Stroke
A growing body of research suggests that people with insomnia are at higher risk of stroke. Listen today as we dive into how sleep health, stroke, and the nervous system all have an affect on each other. Series 4, Episode 11 Featuring:
Guest: Dr. .Sonja Schuetz, University of Michigan Interviewer: Dr. Joseph Carerra, University of Michigan Disclosures: Dr. Schuetz reports funding from contracts between University of Michigan and Oura Health Ltd., Huxley Medical Inc., and Apple Inc.
ANA Investigates Fetal Therapy
Lysosomal storage diseases are progressive, inherited disorders of metabolism, many with devastating effects on the nervous system. Some of these diseases, like Infantile-Onset Pompe disease, can be treated to some degree in childhood by giving back the missing enzyme - a strategy called enzyme replacement therapy, or ERT. But a recent study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine goes a step farther -- by giving enzyme replacement therapy to a fetus with Pompe disease, for the first time, in an attempt to treat the disease before it does any serious damage. The paper’s first author is Dr. Jennifer Cohen, a Pediatric Medical Genetics Physician-Scientist at Duke University Health System. During this episode, she’ll walk us through the potential benefits of in-utero enzyme replacement therapy and other cutting-edge approaches to treating genetic neurologic conditions. A relatively new field called fetal therapy. Dr. Cohen was interviewed by Dr. Adeline Goss, the host of ANA Investigates. Series 4, Episode 10
Guest: Dr. Jennifer Cohen, Duke University Health System Interviewer: Dr. Adeline Goss, Highland Hospital Disclosures: Dr. Cohen is a consultant with Bayer.
ANA Investigates Parkinsons and Environmental Toxins
A recent study in JAMA Neurology found an association between contaminated water at a military base in the 1970s-80s and the risk of Parkinson’s disease in military service members. What do we know about Parkinson’s and environmental toxins? Series 4, Episode 9
Guest: Dr. Ray Dorsey, University of Rochester Interviewer: Dr. Sara Stern-Nezer, UC Irvine Disclosures: This episode does not award CME credit.
Finally! The ANA's official podcast.
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