Annual Meeting: American Neurological Association
Announcing the American Neurological Association annual meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, October 12-14, 2014
Call for Papers
JAMA Neurology is announcing a new journal feature, Clinical Challenge, which will be published quarterly, under the section editorship of Lawrence S. Honig, MD, PhD. The goal of this feature is to present short clinical problems to challenge readers to arrive at the correct diagnosis from a small data set, including images. Readers will see a short clinical synopsis and relevant images or laboratory information allowing them to exercise their diagnostic skills. Actual correct diagnosis and a brief discussion will be available on the following page of the journal or on the Discussion tab online. The overall format of this feature will be like that of the current highly successful feature What is Your Diagnosis?, which has been running since January 2011, available on the web quarterly, only online. Clinical Challenge will be the successor to this feature but will be an integral journal section, viewable interactively online and in the print version of the journal, and indexed like other articles. JAMA Neurology welcomes submissions to this feature, for which any submission should include a maximum of up to 3 authors. The format must include (1) a paragraph introducing and describing the clinical case (no more than 250 words); (2) 1 to 3 figures including imaging, electrophysiological, and/or other laboratory data; (3) 4 multiple-choice potential answers for diagnosis; and (4) a paragraph of discussion (no more than 600 words) disclosing the actual diagnosis (confirmed by conclusive tissue pathology, genetic, or other test), and including up to 10 references. We invite submissions through the standard JAMA Neurology submissions process.