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Why Become A Member?

Learn about the benefits of being a member of the MGAQ. See page 3 of February's Newsletter.

Rare Diseases Day

Do look out for events which may be occurring in your area. You may like to read more about rare diseases and the campaign in Australia to support people who fall into this group

Meet The Committee

The management committee feels it is important for members from across the state to meet and chat with some of our committee. Over a period of time, two members from the management committee will travel to each of the areas. See Page 8 of the newsletter for more information.

Myasthenia Alliance Australia

2017 has been a very satisfying year. The State Associations who comprise the Myasthenia Alliance Australia Committee have worked collaboratively in a positive and effective way to enable several huge National projects to be achieved. For more about the MAA's work in 2017 and beyond, see the December Newsletter.

Myasthenia v Cholinergic Crisis

This is an interesting article by the Myasthenia Gravis Hope Foundation documenting the differences between both types of crises. You can read it on page 4 of the December 2017 edition of MessaGes.

MGAQ Technology Questionnaire

The MGAQ is in the process of broadening our range of technology and we ask you for feedback about the types of devices and options members use to access the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Queensland Inc. Resources. This questionnaire can be found in the December MessaGes.

Annual Christmas Function

Sunday, 10 December, 11.30 am for 12 noon. Make the date free for the Association's Christmas Function, to be held at Parklands Tavern (also known as Bella Vista Tavern), Meridan Plains, Caloundra. Do not forget to phone Susan on 1800 802 568 and let her know if you are coming so that she can liaise with the venue regarding numbers attending.

Further information can be found on the back page of the November newsletter.


The Myasthenia Gravis Network is spreading!

The network of MG associations and groups is spreading outside of Queensland and NSW. MG Friends Victoria are working towards joining Myasthenia Alliance Australia along with the MGAQ and MGNSW to form a wide network of like-minded Myasthenics.

Become Part of the MGAQ Facebook Community

MGAQ Discussion Forum is a “Closed Facebook Group” which allows like-minded people to communicate between each other in a safe forum. New members need to JOIN and then be approved by Admin before they can join the conversation.

See page 5 of the newsletter for more information or visit our Facebook page at:


Myasthenia Gravis Information Card - A guide to help others understand MG

We hope that this Awareness/Information Card will prove useful to many in a full range of situations.

It is found on page 5 of this newsletter . Feedback from our members is still welcomed and it would be great to hear how it has been helpful to you. Please copy the card as desired and perhaps have it laminated. Put it in your suitcase if you are going to hospital or share it with family and friends. When visiting health professionals, combine it with the Information booklet.