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Make a Donation

The Association has registered with Give Now for online fund raising donations with the hope of people or businesses donating to our Appeal. Please take a look at this site and advise anyone who may be interested in donating or gifting to the Association now or through their Will.


Survey Update

At the recent National Alliance Conference Dr Stefan Blum discussed some of the statistics of interest from the MG Survey. Since the conference and associated timely media release, the requests for surveys has increased. The information collated will provide an important data base for the DNA research which is currently being discussed.


Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the MGAQ will be held at the Southern Cross Sports Club, Mt Gravatt on Sunday 13 September. We encourage as many members as possible to attend as this is your association.


Nominations for Management Committee 2015/16

A total of nine nominations were received for positions on the management committee. As the MGAQ Constitution does not prescribe a maximum number of persons, the management committee has exercised its discretion under Clause 17 (1) (b) and has decided that the maximum number of persons on the committee shall be nine, thus obviating the need for a postal ballot. This decision will be put to the membership at the AGM on Sunday 13 September 2013 for ratification.


Membership Subscription Renewal

Please check the envelope in which you receive your newsletter to see if your membership is up to date. After your name in the address you will find the date to which you are financial. Anything prior to 6/16 indicates that your membership renewal is due for the 2015/16 financial year. Members who receive their newsletter by email can phone the freecall number 1800 802 568 to enquire.


Journey with Myasthenia Gravis

This wonderful book is now available to our members, their families, medical professionals and the general public. Books can be purchased from the Association using the order form in the newsletter or via the website ( Cost is $22 (incl GST) plus $5.00 postage and handling within Australia for one copy or $10.00 for two or more copies.


Myasthenia Alliance Australia Conference

There has been good support for the Conference in Sydney on 20 June and places have filled well. It is not sold out if you are still considering attending. Please do not leave it too long however as media coverage is planned of the coming weeks with a view to promoting the conference more widely and raising further awareness of Myasthenia.


Regional Get-Togethers and Future Events

Cairns is holding its next get-together on 27 June, Townsville on 18 July and Mackay on 30 August. See the May newsletter for more information. Future Events –

  • Saturday 20th June – Myasthenia Alliance National Conference, Sydney
  • Sunday 12th July – Member’s meeting, “Feedback on Conference” Southern Cross Sports

Club, Mt Gravatt (note change of date)


June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is considered one of the so-called “invisible illnesses that generally isn’t noticeable to anyone but the person who has the disease. Make an effort this month to tell others about this condition, join in the conversation on Facebook, distribute information books to your medical support team etc.


Myasthenia Alliance Australia

Remember - To stay abreast of the work of the Alliance, visit the website and register for updates. Updates will only be posted when there is an issue of importance to all with Myasthenia.