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IVIg, Plasma Exchange, and Emerging MG Treatments

On April 28, 2019, neurologist Ryan Jacobson, MD, Rush University Medical Center, spoke to 55 myasthenia gravis patients and friends at Conquer MG’s Spring Patient Seminar at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Jacobson compared several important MG treatments: IVIg, plasma exchange, and emerging therapies rituximab and eculizumab (Soliris®). MG Treatments Intravenous Immunoglobulin – IVIg… Read more »

Viking 5K Raises Myasthenia Gravis Awareness

    The Viking 5K Fun Run/Walk welcomed 175 participants on Sunday, June 2, at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, Illinois.  The event raised $26,000 for Conquer Myasthenia Gravis. Conquer MG is an Elmhurst, Illinois-based nonprofit organization that funds MG patient assistance and research, and provides patient education and support. “It was a great day,”… Read more »

Apr 28: IVIg, PLEX, New Therapies- Spring Seminar

Spring Patient Seminar Speakers:  Ryan Jacobson, MD, Neurologist Brittany Nord, Account Manager, Terumo BCT Sunday, April 28, 2019 Elmhurst Memorial Hospital 155 E Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, Illinois GREEN Parking Lot, EAST entrance Lower Level Conference Center – Oak Room Thanks to our sponsor! The Topic IVIg and plasmapheresis (also called plasma exchange or “PLEX”) are… Read more »

June 2: Viking 5K Fun Run/Walk to Conquer MG

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019 REGISTRATION OPENS 7:15AM DANADA FOREST PRESERVE, WHEATON, ILLINOIS Be a Viking and help Conquer Myasthenia Gravis! Bring your warrior helmets and horns, and join us for this year’s Viking 5K Fun Run/Walk. Give hope to those struggling with this rare autoimmune disease “MG.”  HIGHLIGHTS NEW location: scenic Danada Forest Preserve, Wheaton,… Read more »

Patient Assistance Program offered for IL, IN & WI

Good news! If you are a myasthenia gravis patient struggling with high medical costs, our Patient Assistance Program may be able to provide some relief. Our program will cover the cost of medical treatment and medication up to $1,000 per year per person, to the extent funds are available. The program paid over $15,000 in reimbursements… Read more »