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November 5 2013 Issue: Primary leptomeningeal lymphoma: An International Primary CNS Lymphoma Collaborative Group report

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1) Primary leptomeningeal lymphoma and 2) Topic of the month: Area of functional symptoms and conversion disorder. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. David Schiff about his paper on primary leptomeningeal lymphoma. Dr. Roy Strowd is reading our e-Pearl of the week about anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Shanna Patterson interviews Dr. Jon Stone about definitions and etiology of functional symptoms and conversion disorder. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Schiff, Strowd and Stone.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals.Dr. Schiff serves as an editorial board member of Neurology® and Neurosurgery; received travel related expenses without personal compensation from Merck Sereno; serves on the scientific advisory board for Genetech, Inc.; is a consultant without personal compensation for Tau Therapeutics; serves on the data and safety monitoring boards for Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. and Vascular Biogenics Ltd. and receives royalties from UptoDate.Dr. Strowd serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Stone receives speaker honoraria from the Movement Disorders Society, Norwegian Neuropsychiatric Association, British Medical Association, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UCB, Tribunals Judiciary (UK) and St Louis Dept of Neurology; does expert witness work and runs a free patient information website.

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