Myasthenia Gravis Association of B.C.

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The purpose of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of British Columbia is to provide peer support for people living with Myasthenia Gravis and their families. Membership and support can be particularly helpful to the newly diagnosed.

Myasthenia Gravis Association of BC  - Organization Purpose

The primary purpose of the Association is to provide information and support to British Columbians who suffer from Myasthenia Gravis, and to their caregrivers.

RELATED SECONDARY GOALS

1.To increase public awareness of the disease.
2.To gather and disseminate specific information on Myasthenia Gravis to healthcare providers in     British Columbia.
3.To foster and support research into the causes and treatment of Myasthenia Gravis.

Myasthenia Gravis Association of BC
Services Offered

1. The provision of educational material which enables patients and their families to better understand and cope with their disease. These include a wide selection of pamphlets and books written for the patient.
2. General meetings are held with a Keynote Speaker addressing an aspect of Myasthenia Gravis which provides an opportunity for questions and informal discussion.
3. Opportunities can be arranged for patients and family members to meet with one or more of their peers to enable a better understanding of the disease and how to live with it.
4. A regular news bulletin is prepared for distribution to all members as well as to health units, libraries and public information services.

Dr. J. Oger is no longer associatied with the Neuromuscular Unit at Vancouver General Hospital. He will continue to see Myasthenia patients through the University Hospital Neurology Clinic at UBC.

There are a number of neurologists at the Vancouver General Hospital Neuromuscular Unit who will be seeing Myasthenic patients. Along with Dr. Gibson and Dr. Mezei, there are Dr. Hannah Briemberg and Dr. Kristine Chapman; both are Harvard graduates and very interested in MG.