The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) is the only national volunteer health agency in the United States dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis. MGFA serves patients, their families and caregivers through a network of chapters, support groups and programs. Each chapter shares the vision of a world without MG.
Myasthenia gravis (pronounced My-as-theen-ee-a Grav-us) comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning "grave muscular weakness." The most common form of MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. To learn more click here.
The MG Walk, which generates awareness, renews hope, and creates a community of support and strength, has named "MG Walk Heroes" across each of the cities in which the Walks are taking place across the nation. Click here to read these heroes' stories and how they are raising awareness to help find a cure for MG.
MG & Pregnancy will be held on November 12, 2014 at 6pm ET. Read more here.
The Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT) is currently looking for people with myasthenia gravis (MG) to be part of a research study. Read more here
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals is conducting a clinical trial to determine if eculizumab is effective for the treatment of patients with refractory generalized Myasthenia Gravis (gMG). Read more here.
Dr. Ted Burns from the University of Virginia and a member of the M/SAB is producing a series of patient oriented podcasts for MGFA with information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of MG. A podcast on The Benefits of Exercise in the Care of Patients with Myasthenia Gravis was produced in March 2012. To view and listen to the podcast series, click here.
2014 National Conference
To view the National Conference Video Presentations click here.
Save - the - date The 2015 National Conference will be held April 28 - May 1 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside in San Diego, CA. To make your hotel reservations click here.
Registration details coming soon.
There is no known cure for MG, but there are effective treatments that allow many-but not all-people with MG to lead full lives. Although the treatments will not cure MG, patients may have significant improvement in their muscle strength.