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How Myasthenia Gravis plays a role in my life

This is the topic for two bursaries being offered by our association - $200 for a primary school students and $300 for a secondary school student.


The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Queensland and the Australian Myasthenic Association of NSW are focused on helping to raise the $40,000 required to fund the eNID Project

The coding work to be entered for this project will be solely using data about people with MG so please remember that every amount of money counts towards this vital research.


Picnic in the Park

We look forward to meeting and chatting with people at the get-together at the Robell Domain, Springfield Lakes (off Sinnathamby Blvd) on Sunday, 12 March 2017 from 10:00am.  Further details in this month's MessaGes.


Many, Many Thanks Shirley

It is with great sadness I tell you that our wonderful welfare officer, Shirley, has decided to not remain a member of the management committee from the end of last year. We all know Shirley as the caring, knowledgeable voice at the end of the 1800 number, but Shirley also has a long history with the association. Shirley will certainly be missed as a valuable committee member.

eNID Project

This project has been discussed in previous newsletters but now a full explanation has been provided by Dr Reddel in the December newsletter. The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Queensland and the Australian Myasthenic Association of NSW are focused on helping to raise funds for the coding work. Donations via both Associations are tax deductible.

MGAQ Student Scholarship

The MGAQ is proud to announce two scholarships to be awarded in May this year. One scholarship will be awarded to a primary school student and the other to a secondary school student. Students are asked to communicate “How Myasthenia Gravis Plays a Role in My Life”. See the December newsletter for further details.

Australian National Conference for Myasthenics

Discussions have indeed commenced in preparation for hosting a Conference in Sydney in 2017. It is hoped that a date will be secured prior to the end of this year. An Alliance Alert will be issued as soon as this information becomes available.


Christmas Get-Together

Sunday, 11 December 2016, 11am for 12 noon at Southport Sharks Club, cnr Musgrave and Olsen Avenues, Southport. Please phone Shirley on 1800 802 568 if attending. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible there.

MGAQ has set up SMS Alert

We hope this could be a very valuable tool for the Association to use in future to advise our members of such things as Mestinon shortages. If we do not have your mobile number and you would like it (or a family member's) added to the list to receive the SMS alert, please contact Shirley on 1800 802 568 or email


News from around Queensland

In the lead up to Christmas many of the local groups have organised get-togethers. Please read about your local area in the newsletter to find out what is happening and, if you cannot make it, the local co-ordinators can usually meet with you for coffee and a chat. Also, please remember our 1800 802 568 number where you can talk with Shirley.