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
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
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
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.