Posts By: Joan Wincentsen

2018 Fun Run/Walk – June 3, 2018

  Thanks to all who participated in the 2018 fundraiser! For the 2019 Viking 5K Fun Run/Walk, click here. Dress like a Viking and help Conquer Myasthenia Gravis! Put on your warrior helmet and join us for the 6th Annual Strides Against MG Run/Walk. You can give hope to those struggling with this rare autoimmune disease… Read more »

Men’s & Women’s Issues and Myasthenia Gravis

MG and its treatments can affect aspects of being a man or woman. We thank neurologist David Randall, DO, from Northshore Neurological Institute in Glenview, Illinois, for shedding light on these issues. He spoke at the Conquer MG Fall Patient Meeting in October, 2017. What follows are highlights from Dr. Randall’s talk. If you’d like… Read more »

Trivia Night – Feb 24 – SOLD OUT!

Thank you, Einsteins! February 24, 2018; Elmhurst, Illinois. The American Legion bar was full of eager trivia nuts, ready to battle it out for $100, a fabulous trophy, and of course bragging rights to the “Most Knowledgeable of Nothing Special” title. Braingamers took the prize (and graciously donated it to back to Conquer MG), and… Read more »

Oct 22 Seminar – Exercise, Men’s & Women’s Issues and MG

Sunday, October 22, 2017 FALL SEMINAR Exercise & MG – Speakers Jennifer Ford, PT & Angela Mackowiak, PT Men’s & Women’s MG Issues – Speaker David Randall, DO    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 1775 Dempster Street Park Ridge, Illinois Atrium & Auditorium Important: Park in the Parking Lot B. This is BEHIND the hospital!  Use… Read more »

MG and Vision Issues

Thank you, Neuro-ophthalmologist Thomas Mizen, MD, Rush University Medical Center, for explaining MG vision issues to 65 Spring Meeting attendees on May 4, 2017! You can see a short clip from Dr. Mizen’s presentation – or the full presentation – on our YouTube channel.   Here are highlights from Dr. Mizen’s presentation: In 15% of all… Read more »