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A reminder that nominations for membership of the management committee close on July 10

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday 13 September. 

Further details about this meeting will be available as the committee knows more about what options are available.

International Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month was recognised in Queensland on the 8th, 9th and 10th June 2020 with the support of the Brisbane City Council, the Ipswich City Council and the Toowoomba Regional Council.

The “Light Up the Story” campaign was initiated by the MGAQ and with the support of the Councils listed above, Brisbane, Toowoomba and Ipswich all displayed in the teal colour of recognition for Myasthenia Gravis Awareness.

Who: Australian adults with a diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis.

What: Complete an online survey (45-60 mins).

Why: To investigate knowledge and awareness of symptoms, and perspective on whether allied health services would assist in managing symptoms.

June 14, 2020 - 10.00am AEST

The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Queensland Inc. and Synergy Video are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting - June 14 2020 @ 10am AEST

The author is A/Prof Stephen Reddel (Neurologist NSW). He is a member of the MAA Medical Advisory Board and we sincerely thank him for his guidance at this time.

Over the past couple of months we have discussed five series of new services, podcasts and vodcasts, to be delivered to members. For two of those series, namely ‘My Journey with Myasthenia’ and ‘Ask the Expert’ podcasts, we need help from each and every member.

Because of the social distancing restrictions, the June MGAQ Members' Meeting will still go ahead using technology instead of face-to-face.

We have organised a Guest Speaker, Dr Angelo Contarino, Clinical Psychologist. His talk is “My Metropolis Journey with MG”. He will present via zoom webinar and there will be the facility for participants to ask questions of the presenter. 

The MAA continue to pursue the opportunity for more equitable access by the Myasthenia community to the treatment option, Rituximab/MabThera.

This month the story is ALL about the exciting opportunity to represent the Myasthenia Gravis Community in Canberra, celebrating Rare Diseases Day along with the Rare Voices Australia team. Witnessing the launch, from Health Minister Greg Hunt, of the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Disease was a privilege. Strong bi-partisan support and commitment to this Action Plan was made evident in the speeches from Shadow Minister Chris Bowen,
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