About Continuum


Mission: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology aids neurology professionals in improving the clinical care of patients and in demonstrating continued competency.  

Vision: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology will present the highest quality in-depth information on topics in neurology and be the premier continuing medical education publication for neurology professionals.  

Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology® is the official CME journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Published since 1993, Continuum® is an in-depth clinically oriented review journal for the practicing neurologist, residents and fellows, advanced practice providers, and neurology professionals. Written by authors who are experts in their field, each bimonthly issue contains up-to-date knowledge around a single topic area in neurology.

The goals of Continuum include disseminating timely review articles in a lively, interactive format; fostering self-assessment and lifelong learning skills; encouraging critical thinking; and strengthening and improving patient care. The continuing medical education (CME) component of Continuum includes a 40 multiple-choice question posttest covering material presented in the entire issue. This activity provides up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ of self-assessment CME (SA-CME) per issue. 

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed Continuum and has approved this product as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning and self-assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of continuing certification (CC).  

The material presented in Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology has been made available by the AAN for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only method or procedure for the medical situations discussed but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the author(s), which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.  

Opinions expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of the AAN, its affiliates, or the publisher. The AAN, its affiliates, and the publisher disclaim any liability to any party for the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or availability of the material contained in this publication (including drug dosages) or for any damages arising out of the use or nonuse of any of the material contained in this publication.  

Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology is abstracted/indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed (February 2010-present), Embase (June 2006-present), Scopus (2006-present), and PsycInfo (December 2008-present). The National Library of Medicine title abbreviation for MEDLINE, Continuum (Minneap Minn), should be used when citing articles in this journal.  

The editor-in-chief, associate editors, and editorial board of Continuum determine topics and review initial manuscripts. Manuscripts on specific issues are solicited from a guest editor who appoints authors to write sections of the issue. Upon receipt of a manuscript from the guest editor, the editor begins the formal review process. It is understood that submissions received are not under consideration by any other journal and that no part of the submission has appeared previously in any but abstract form. Transfer of copyright to the AAN is a condition of publication.

At least two outside peer reviewers anonymous to the authors are selected to assess quality, balance, and clarity of articles and are given appropriate instructions and necessary assessment forms. Critical reviews of the material at other stages of the development process may also be conducted. Upon receipt of final manuscripts, the editor makes the final decision as to whether material is suitable for publication in Continuum.

Authors participating in this AAN education program certify that any work with human or animal subjects reported in their text complies with the guiding principles for experimental procedures endorsed by the AAN. Data presented must comply with ethical guidelines for human and animal research.

The AAN's disclosure policy requires that the planners, authors, and editorial staff of Continuum answer questions relating to financial interests or other relationships in which they or their immediate family have received compensation for such things as salaries, ownership, equity positions, stock options, royalties, consulting fees, expert witness fees, honoraria for speaking, grants, research support, materials support, speakers bureau fees, advisory board fees, editor-related fees, or related financial agreements. An individual who refuses to disclose is not allowed to serve as a planner or author. Although the ACCME only requires disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any commercial provider, the AAN requires complete disclosure. As an ACCME-accredited-provider, the AAN must identify and resolve all conflicts prior to the education activity being delivered to learners.

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In no event shall the American Academy of Neurology, or Wolters Kluwer be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of the articles or other material derived from Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology in print or online, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability.

This publication is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications does not imply endorsement of that product or publication.

Continuum online is under development and changes may be made in its content and programs at any time. There is no guarantee that information contained in the online version is identical to the information contained in the print version, and neither the American Academy of Neurology nor Wolters Kluwer has any duty to update the information contained in the online version to correct errors or otherwise.