To celebrate Awareness Month the Committee again hosted a function on Sunday, 9 June allowing people with Myasthenia to gather together and to share. Well attended by regulars and by first timers, we gave hugs, wore teal ribbons, won lucky door prizes, shared a meal and conversation and came away much better informed.

Tracey Shaw from Carers Qld, spoke with kindness as she discussed the importance of supporting the people who support those with Myasthenia. It is…

Listen to ABC Radio 612 Brisbane, 10am, this Friday, June 14 during Rebecca Levingston’s programme to hear Dr Stefan Blum, along with member Karen Downes discuss Myasthenia Awareness month, the work of the Association, the forthcoming Conference and the condition in general.

You can listen the interview online via your phone or computer: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/live/

If you miss Rebecca's programme, the…

Myasthenia Gravis Association of Queensland Inc.

MID-YEAR FUNCTION

WHEN: Sunday, 9 June, 2019 - 10am for 10.30am start

WHERE: Southern Cross Sports Club:

Corner Klumpp and Logan Rds, Mt.Gravatt (vehicular entrance is from Klumpp Rd).

Lunch is available…

2019 MYASTHENIA ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS CONFERENCE

Preliminary Conference Program

• Dr. Stefan Blum
Overview of Myasthenia Gravis and Therapies.

• Assoc. Prof. Stephen Reddel
Rationale and Progress on the eNID Project.
Risks of Immunosuppression.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL

It’s that time of the year again, when Membership Subscriptions for the financial year 2019/2020 are due.

The envelope in which your newsletter is enclosed will advise you when your membership expires. If you look along the top line you should see “YOUR NAME” followed by some figures in smaller print than your address.

If you receive the…

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS - SUNDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2019 / 2020

11 places are available for Committee nomination due to the MGAQ having an increasing range of projects in this new and exciting era of the Association. Your interest in being involved is urgently requested.

People can nominate…

Preparations for the 2019 National Myasthenia Conference continue as registrations come in steadily. It is very exciting to see people coming from Victoria, New Zealand, NSW, ACT and of course, Queensland. It is hoped that there will also be attendees from South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. Facilitating the 'meeting of others' from each region will be a focus for the organisers. Making contact with people who share similar experiences will also be important. This…

The MGAQ is very fortunate in that we receive many donations, large and small. These donations, in addition to the generous baseline support of the Queensland Health Department, enable us to continue our wide-ranging work for the Myasthenia community.

The support of our Corporate Sponsor, Ausenco, and an anonymous private sponsor who both very generously make major contributions each and every year is very gratefully received. This solid support…

Recently there was a shortage of Mestinon and the MGAQ was pleased to be able to send alerts to members regarding this situation. SMS alerts are one of the many benefits of being a financial member of the MGAQ.

Via social media, we received many enquiries as to why some people received the alert and others didn’t.  Firstly you need to be financial, and secondly we need to have a mobile number for you otherwise we cannot…

Thanks to sponsorship from Rare Voices and MGAQ Inc., Susan White was able to accept a personal invitation from Nicole Millis, CEO of Rare Voices, to attend this luncheon. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet the full Rare Voices team, to see Nicole passionately advocating for people with a rare condition, to flag Myasthenia Gravis with interested Politicians and to experience the issues faced by others also managing a rare condition.