Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 345

Issue: March 21, 2017

Learning Objectives

Pure autonomic failure

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will be more familiar with associations between pure autonomic failure and central nervous system synucleinopathies.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge


Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Andrew Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology; and serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Singer serves as Associate Editor for Clinical Autonomic Research; serves on the Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical editorial board; holds a patent for use of 3,4 diaminopyridine in the treatment of orthostatic hypotension and postural tachycardia syndrome; received research support from NH, FDA, Cure MSA Foundation, Dysautonomia International, and American Dysautonomia Institute. Dr. Keegan serves on editorial boards for eMedicine (Chief Editor 2009-2015) and Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders; receives publishing royalties from Common Pitfalls in Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases: Case-Based Learning (Cambridge University Press 2016); consulted for Novartis, Bristol Meyers Squibb, and Bionest Partners; and received research support from Terumo Corporation and BCT International Ltd. Dr. Hauser serves on scientific advisory boards for Bionure, Annexon, Symbiotix, Neurona, and Molecular Telescope; receives publishing royalties from Harrison’s Principles of Intervnal Medicine (McGraw Hill 1994); holds stock options in Bionure, Annexon, Symbtiotix, all of which were transferred to University of California – San Francisco; and received funding from NIH, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Conrad Hilton Foundation. Dr. DeAngelis serves on scientific advisory board for Celgene and CarThera; serves on editorial boards for Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, Journal of Neuro-oncology, and Neuro-Oncology Practice; receives publishing royalties from The Neurologic Complications of Cancer (Oxford University Press 2008); and receives research support from NIH.

The other participants report no disclosures.

CME Expiration

CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.


The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Credit™

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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