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Guest Speakers

Two eminent people have kindly accepted an invitation to be Guest Speaker at MGAQ events in 2016. Neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr Anthony Pane from the Queensland Eye Institute, will give a presentation to the mid-year function on Sunday 12 June 2016.


Future Planned Activites

Sunday 13 March 2016 Picnic Brisbane – Robell Domain, Springfield Central

Sunday 12 June 2016 Mid-year function – venue and Guest Speaker TBA

Sunday 11 September 2016 Annual General Meeting – venue and Guest Speaker TBA

Sunday 11 December 2016 Christmas function – Gold Coast – venue TBA


"Journey with Myasthenia Gravis" - A Book by Sarah-Jane Fleer

Due to the recent and significant price increases from Australia Post the fees charged to post out the “Journey” book will rise from $5.00 to $6.50 from 1 April 2016. If you are thinking about purchasing a copy, now would be an advantageous time to do it and save yourself from paying the increase in postage.


Email Addresses of Current Financial Members

As the age of technology further embraces us, we ask that members notify us of their email address so that we might get information to them in a more timely fashion. The request is entirely voluntary, and your email address will only be used for contact between the Association and yourself. It will not be disclosed to any other person or organisation. The newsletter will not be emailed to you unless you have requested it.


Availability of Mestinon

Some members have expressed concern about the non-availability of Mestinon 60 at their local pharmacies. The MGAQ has been in touch with Valeant Pharmaceuticals who have informed us that they expect stocks to be made available to the wholesalers by the end of January and then pharmacists can order them in the usual way.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The President and members of the Management Committee of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Qld Inc. wish our members and their families best wishes for the festive season and a safe and prosperous 2016.


Future Planned Activites 2016

  • Sunday 13 March - Picnic Brisbane – Robell Damain, Springfiled Central
  • Sunday 12 June - Mid-year function – venue and guest speaker to be advised
  • Sunday 11 September - Annual General Meeting – venue and guest speaker to be advised
  • Sunday 11 December - Christmas function – Gold Coast – venue to be advised

Position of Treasurer on the Management Committee

We still do not have a Treasurer for the MGAQ. A belated Christmas present to the association would be a volunteer to take up the job as treasurer.  If you feel that you might be able to help please phone Shirley on 1800 802 568 and she will redirect you to either Graeme or Susan to have a chat about the position.


Planned Future Activities

Please put the following dates in your diary so that we can have as many people as possible attend:


Christmas Function

Sunday 13 December, 11am for 12 noon, Quarterdeck Restaurant, Caloundra Powerboat Club, Woorim Park, The Esplanade, Golden Beach. Car parking is available. Meals are at reasonable prices and there is a wide and varied menu. Raffles will be on sale.

Ring our FREECALL 1800 802 568 and tell Shirley if you are coming, but please let her know by Friday 27 November 2015.