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MGFA Annual National Conference
Dates TBD - April 2021

 


 

Past Events

 

New England Virtual Regional Conference
Together: Celebrating the Power of the MG Community

Date/Time: Saturday, October 31, 2020 and Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on both days

 

Two-Day Virtual Event for MGFA Community Members 
For those who have been touched by Myasthenia Gravis, we invite you to witness the strength of our MG community across New England. 

 

This year at our MGFA New England Regional Conference, we will come together VIRTUALLY and online, to celebrate the Power of the MG Community in our New England States. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot see each other in person, but as always, we will highlight important research, celebrate milestones and progress, and connect in a way that ensures those living with MG have a support system to navigate their lives with this disease.  

 

Please click below to register and you will receive the Zoom links to join our conference meetings. This event is free of charge and is open to anyone in the MG community.

 

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11th Annual Myasthenia Gravis Healthcare Professionals and Patients Conference – Virtual

Date/Time: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern

 

Healthcare Professional’s Conference
To educate health care professionals, including neurologists and non-neurologists, regarding clinical presentations and the evaluation of patients with acquired neuromuscular junction disorders (including myasthenia gravis and Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome). Armed with this information, health care providers can better diagnosis and manage the myasthenic patient in both acute and ambulatory care settings, as well as minimize disease morbidity.

 

Click below to view our official Houston Regional Conference brochure card.

 

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11th Annual Myasthenia Gravis Healthcare Professionals and Patients Conference – Virtual

Date/Time: Saturday October 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern

 

Patients Conference
To provide an overview of acquired autoimmune myasthenia gravis to affected patients, their family and care providers in order to educate them about patient self-advocacy regarding appropriate treatment and management by their health care professionals, as well as within the system of medicine and research. In addition, this conference provides an opportunity for networking among patients for community support and formal advocacy. Patients with myasthenia gravis, their family members, friends, and care providers, as well as allied health professionals including social workers, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists will benefit from this course.

 

Click below to view our official Houston Regional Conference brochure card.

 

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IgNS 2020 9th National Conference

Date/Time: Thursday, October 22 - Monday, October 26, 2020

 

MGFA is a key exhibitor at the 9th annual IgNS conference, which is now virtual and completely online. This event is live from October 22 through 26 and you can click below to register to attend.

 

IgNS 2020 brings together sessions and experts to give medical professionals exactly what they need to build their skillsets in Ig therapy and biologics, in the wake of COVID-19 and beyond. Check out the MGFA booth in the “fully immersive,” virtual expo experience. Get ready to connect, update, learn, and bring back information for the MG community.

 

 

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2020 Virtual Scientific Session

Date/Time: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

 

The 2020 Scientific Session took place online, virtually on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Medical professionals and clinicians presented their latest findings, clinical research, progress, and posters on discoveries that could lead to better treatments and a cure for myasthenia. We were excited that Dr. Henry Kaminski from MGNet was our keynote speaker this year. 

 

You can watch and experience each Scientific Session now by visiting the following link and registering for the content: https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowUUID=0736B5CA-AC29-465B-BD92-320007C4D4B7

 

Read the Handout    View the Agenda

 


MGFA Together We Stand Against MG Virtual Event

Date/Time: Saturday, October 10, 2020 a.m. Eastern at 12:00 p.m. Eastern

 

In a unique and unprecedented year of change and challenges, MGFA is responding by bringing the power of the MG community together virtually during our MGFA Together We Stand Against MG event on Saturday, October 10, 2020. We will COME TOGETHER and combine our 2020 MG Walks and fundraising efforts to highlight and recognize our Walk leaders, volunteers, and participants as part of the Together We Stand event.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP MORE THAN EVER. Please continue your generous, impactful fundraising efforts in the coming months to help people with MG. Please go to our MGFA Together We Stand page to register a Team like you normally would, donate to a current team or participant, or make an individual donation.

 

 And join us for this live, first-ever multimedia broadcast experience! We’ll spotlight our amazing volunteers and support groups, those living with MG, our MG Walk participants, researchers, partners, and medical professionals who work hard to achieve progress every day across the global myasthenia gravis community. Be prepared for live interviews, video segments, volunteer recognition, interactive experiences, and exciting developments in the MG space.

 

 It’s a celebration of the power of community, love, and hope around the world. Together We Stand as one community in the fight against MG.

 

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International Symposium

The MG Walk is dedicated to raising awareness, renewing hope, and connecting communities around MG. The Walk raises critical funds for research, patient services, education and advocacy. The Walk puts the power directly into the hands of the community; allowing everyone battling this illness to become part of the driving force for MG research, to ultimately find a cure. The Walk also provides a space to share and support each other in a safe and nurturing environment, often for the first time, while joining with community. Be a part of the movement! International forum focused on ready-to-publish medical research and connecting the global myasthenia gravis medical community. 300+ medical professionals attend. Our most recent symposium was in May 2017. Stay tuned for details regarding our next one in 2022!

 


MGFA’s 2020 Virtual Conference, April 5-7- Recorded Presentations Available Here

To view recorded presentations, resources and sponsor information, please complete a brief registration form and visit our virtual conference space here

 

Our National Conference is an annual educational opportunity around myasthenia gravis.  Over 200 participants attend, representing people with MG, family, and health professionals.  The National Conference program features MG experts, community leaders and health professionals. The conference is a great opportunity to meet others in the MG Community and make friends from across the country.  Some sessions are taped, so if you have not been able to attend you can still access some of this great information.

 

To view session recordings from the 2019 Conference and others, see our YouTube page here.

 


2019 Scientific Session

The 2019 Scientific Session was held in conjunction with 2019 AANEM Annual Meeting on October 16th. To view the full program and materials, please see below: 

Recording and slide presentations 
Program Agenda 
Full Program 

Summary of Poster Presentations, by Robert L. Ruff, MD, PhD, former Chair of MGFA’s Medical/ Scientific Advisory Board

Summary of Data Blitz Presentations, by Robert L. Ruff, MD, PhD, former Chair of MGFA’s Medical/ Scientific Advisory Board

 

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