“Each month you’ll find ideas that take to heart the Apple Computer ad campaign motto, ‘think different.’” So wrote Jack Persico, founding editor-in-chief of Practical Neurology® magazine in its inaugural edition in January 2002. Back then, Apple was known for its computers, tissue plasminogen activator was a novel idea, and print magazines were a primary source of information.

Indeed, much has changed in the field of neurology and in the larger spectrum of healthcare since then—electronic medical records are now commonplace in medical centers and practices nationwide, landmark legislation has altered the healthcare landscape, and ever refined standards of reimbursement and certification are changing the physician’s profession.

Yet, as we look back on 15 years in publication and consider the many developments and new ideas we’ve covered with fresh insights from leading voices in the field, the common theme that’s emerged amid so much volatility in the healthcare market is innovation—in technology, research, drug development, and patient care. Here at Practical Neurology® we plan to keep on “thinking differently,” as we bring you coverage of the newest advances in the field. Next year we are launching several new regular departments, from disease-specific resource centers to regular coverage of the latest in teleneurology. In addition to the quality content you’ve come to expect in the print edition, we will expand our digital presence through new video programs, more coverage of key meetings, and the launch of a brand-new user-friendly website in 2017.

As the field evolves, you can count on Practical Neurology® to bring you fresh and nuanced perspective on all matters of concern to the practice of neurology. We look forward to continuing the serve you.


Visit practicalneurology.com for brief commentaries from members of the founding editorial team of Practical Neurology®, including Jack Persico and Chief Medical Editor Stephen Gollomp, MD.