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June Function

The mid-year function held 10 June was a great success. Two guest speakers addressed the group. Judith Burrows spoke about the importance of having a good relationship with your pharmacist and Cindy Callios spoke about Communicating: Health Professionals, Strangers, Friends. As well as the guest speakers, we introduced the winners of the two memorial scholarships. Zoe, winner of the Kath Ross Memorial Scholarship was at the meeting to be presented with her prize. She shared her...


Myasthenia Alliance Australia Conference

It is set for Saturday, 29 July and will be hosted at the Concord Medical Education Centre, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord Sydney. The programme is developing with a very full day anticipated. Individuals are asked to contribute $50.00 to the Alliance costs when finalising their registration for this Conference.

Annual Membership Subscriptions

It’s that time of the year again, when Membership Subscriptions for the financial year 2017/2018 are due. The envelope in which your newsletter is enclosed will advise you when your membership expires. If you receive the newsletter by email and are unsure whether or not you are currently financial, please phone our 1800 802 568 freecall number or email to enquire.

Scholarship Winners

It is a great delight for the association to announce the winning entries in the Student Scholarship Competition, We heartily congratulate the winners and thank them for bringing a child's or adolescent's view to the adult community. Details of the winners are in this month’s newsletter.

Nominations for the 2017/18 Management Committee

Soon all financial members will receive a letter about nominations for the 2017/18 Management Committee. Please give this due consideration as we need a full committee to keep doing all the work that is currently being managed. It is also vital that the position of Secretary can be filled for the coming year.


The MAA Australian Myasthenic Conference

The date of 29 July in Sydney has been confirmed for this conference. If interested, please pre-register via or 1800 802 568.

Mid-Year Functions

The Mid-Year Function will be at the Southern Cross Sports Club on Saturday 10 June. We hope as many people as possible can attend. RSVP to FREECALL 1800 802 568 and tell Susan if you are coming, how many, and if you are staying for lunch.

eNID Project

Many, many thanks to those people who have donated to this project. We have now reached the $14 000 mark which is fabulous. Please remember that the dollar for dollar donation finishes at the end of April so, if you are thinking of supporting this worthwhile endeavour, please do it soon rather than later.


Visit our Website

This site is for our members and other interested persons. The newsletter is always full of information and Facebook often allows people to find out answers, share stories and feel supported. Our regional co-ordinators also do a great job and are there to support others. This month we have highlighted the Member Resources that are available for loan.


Help Needed

The management committee now consists of only seven people and the workload is getting bigger and bigger. Please read your newsletter carefully and, if you can help in any way, big or small, please either phone 1800 802 568 or email at With the increased use of technology people can live anywhere in Queensland and still lend a hand.