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Welcome - Mrs Susan White MAA President, Mrs Carol Buchanan Conference MC

Dr Stefan Blum - “Overview of Myasthenia Gravis and its Therapies”

Dr James Morton - “Plasma Exchange and Other Advanced Therapies for Myasthenia Gravis”

Dr David McEniery - “Update on Myasthenia Gravis Survey”

Prof. Pam McCombe - “IVIg for Myasthenia - New IVIg Guidelines”

Dr Fiona Chan - “Rituximab as Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis”

Tahlia Alsop - UQ Physiotherapist and Researcher - Keeping Active is Important to your Mind and Body.

Assoc. Prof. Stephen Reddel - Research Discussion

Dr Stefan Blum - Sero-Negative: How does this Make Things More Difficult?

Prof. Pamela McCombe - Blood Bank and IVIg Your questions answered. 

Nicole Millis - How the ‘Rare Voices Australia’ organisation can help people with Myasthenia Gravis

You only have until Friday, 12 July to register for this unique chance to hear from 12 speakers on 22 topics talk about the different Myasthenias and aspects of living with/caring for MG sufferers, the latest treatment options and areas of research into MG.

For more information about the conference or your interest to register,
Freecall: 1800 802 568 or Email: info@mgaq.org.au. 

The MAA website has been upgraded and it is fantastic.

Do check it out by visiting www.myastheniaallianceaustralia.com.au

This wonderful work has been gifted to the Alliance by Anna Wilen Clarke. A graphic designer by trade and a generous supporter of the Alliance she saw the great need and responded to the challenge. Work progressed quickly and the new site is full of great features. Our most sincere appreciation is extended to Anna. Her skill and generosity is very much appreciated. Her practical offer of support for others is keenly felt.

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.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, QUALITY OF LIFE, FATIGUE AND FUNCTION IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

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/

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 at the venue with a varied and reasonably priced menu.

GUEST SPEAKER: Tracey Shaw from Carers QLD Australia.

Topic: Carers QLD services – Caring for Carers

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.

• Prof. Pam McCombe
IVIg for Myasthenia - new IVIg Guidelines.

• Dr James Morton (Haematologist)
Advanced Therapy Treatment including Plasma Exchange.

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 newsletter by email and are unsure whether or not you are currently financial, please phone our 1800 802 568 freecall number or email treasurer@mgaq.org.au to enquire.

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