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Welcome to the readership family of Neurology Now

Brey, Robin L. M.D.

DEPARTMENTS: From the Editor

This premiere issue begins an exciting new chapter for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), an international professional association of more than 18,000 neurologists and neuroscientists dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological conditions. We are committed to keeping you in the loop about the most current, cutting-edge advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and research about neurological disorders in every issue.

Professor of Neurology, Editor-in-Chief, Neurology Now

I am particularly honored to serve as the Editor-in-Chief for Neurology Now. I have been involved in public education about neurological disorders for the last 15 years—from serving as editor for the AAN Foundation Web site ( to overseeing a section of the medical journal Neurology, dedicated to information important to patients.



How is Neurology Now different from what is already out there? It comes to you with the excellent resources, backing, and credibility of an established professional association. The Internet is full of Web sites with information about neurological diseases, but how do you know if you can trust them or if the sources are really up-to-date?

Neurology Now will be a source you can trust. Every article has the seal of approval from me and members of our distinguished Professional Advisory Board. We also provide you with Internet resources that have our seal of approval for additional information.

Our primary goal is to bring you the information you need in a lively, hopeful way. There will be something for everyone here. Each issue will have at least three feature articles providing indepth coverage of specific neurological disorders. And every issue will have tips on wellness and prevention, innovations in laboratory research, information about ongoing clinical trials, strategies to help you navigate the ins and outs of Medicare, prescription drug discounts, and much more.

We want to hear from you. You can make your voice heard by writing a “Letter to the Editor” or submitting a question you want answered from one of our leading experts to our “Ask the Experts” department. You can also share your own experiences with a neurological disorder by writing an essay for our “Speak Up” department. Please send them to our managing editor, Charlotte Libov, at

A magazine from the AAN means a lot to our neurologists. Listen to what some have said about the concept:

  • “The fact that this is being published under the AAN makes a big difference … to me and to my patients.”
  • “I would trust [the AAN] more as a patient resource [than other organizations].”

We hope you enjoy reading Neurology Now as much as we've enjoyed putting it together for you. I value your help in making this magazine the most trusted name in neurologic information for patients and their families. I am looking forward to a long and successful relationship with you!

We welcome your letters, questions for “Ask the Experts,” and essays for “Speak Up.” E-mail them to


Robin L. Brey, M.D.

Professor of Neurology Editor-in-Chief, Neurology Now

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