What We Do

Serve myasthenia gravis patients with care and hope

In a nutshell, Conquer MG supports, informs, advocates, and funds research. Our goal is to provide programs and services that have a positive, direct impact on MG patients and their families.

Patient Services

  • A toll-free telephone line (800.888.6208, Mon-Fri, 8a.m. to 5p.m.) with caring staff for information and referral
  • Free brochures specific to MG type and treatment
  • Multiple support groups, serving Illinois and Northwest Indiana
  • Up-to-date information about Conquer MG happenings, research and quality of life issues in our print and online newsletters.
  • This website: www.myastheniagravis.org
  • Two Conquer MG meetings per year for patients and families, featuring speakers with expertise in various aspects of MG
  • DVDs of the meeting speeches
  • Coordination of Medical Advisory Board physician consultations with patients’ physicians

Public Awareness

  • YouTube channel with abbreviated informational videos; search using “MGFIllinois”
  • Public service announcements on radio describing the symptoms of MG and contact information for Conquer MG
  • Public access TV broadcasts
  • Calendar listings of upcoming support group and educational meetings
  • Periodic articles in local papers

Medical Support

  • Guidance from our Medical Advisory Board physicians specializing in MG
  • Direct funding of medical research– Conquer MG focuses on support for pilot projects through its annual grant funding program.
  • Patient information for physicians’ offices
  • Physician information packets relating to MG

Information on this page updated June 2016.