Support Groups

Talk to others who understand

Support group meetings help you learn about managing the disease by sharing experiences with other patients and family members. Patients and caregivers are welcome.

Conquer MG-sponsored support groups currently are meeting online. To get Zoom links for any of the groups, including the monthly Anywhere MG group or local groups, click the blue button to email  info@myastheniagravis.org. Tell us which group(s) you want to attend. You can stop receiving monthly notices at any time.

Spanish-language Zoom support group sessions are hosted the 4th Saturday of every other month by Leah Gaitan-Diaz. Although not sponsored by Conquer MG, this independent group is a great resource. Scroll down this page to Spanish Meetings for more information; to RSVP for the next session email Leah at lamgchampions@gmail.com.

Meeting Locations

Anywhere MG Virtual GroupChicago North/North SuburbsChicago South/South SuburbanChicago West/West Suburban (Oak Park)Northeast Wisconsin Junta en Español - Spanish Language Meeting - Miastenia Gravis Grupo de ApoyoRockfordSpringfieldNorthwest IndianaQuad Cities - Illinois and Iowa

Anywhere MG Virtual Group

  • Location: Meeting virtually each month
  • Dates:
    Wednesdays in 2021
    Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10, Apr 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Central time
  • Leader: Kelly Aiken, Kathy Baer
  • Note: Patients and caregivers welcome. Email info@myastheniagravis.org for link

Chicago North/North Suburbs

  • Location: Meeting virtually
  • Dates:
    Wednesdays
    March 3, 2021
    June 2, 2021
    September 1, 2021
    December 1, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Leader: Lonnie Smith
  • Note: Patients and caregivers welcome. Email info@myastheniagravis.org for link

Chicago South/South Suburban

  • Location: Meeting virtually
  • Address: The Chicago South and West groups are meeting together online
  • Dates:
    Sundays
    February 21, 2021
    May 16, 2021
    August 8, 2021
    November 14, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Leader: Joyce Holste
  • Note: Patients and caregivers welcome. Email info@myastheniagravis.org for link

Chicago West/West Suburban (Oak Park)

  • Location: Meeting virtually
  • Address: The Chicago South and West groups are meeting together online
  • Dates:
    Sundays
    February 21, 2021
    May 16, 2021
    August 8, 2021
    November 14, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Leader: Victor Yipp
  • Note: Patients and caregivers welcome. Email info@myastheniagravis.org for link

Northeast Wisconsin

  • Sponsor: Independent MG group
  • Location: Alleluia Lutheran Church
  • Address: 6725 Elmro Rd. Greenleaf WI 54126
  • Dates:
    2nd Thurs of the month, Sept-June
    2021: Nov 11, Dec 9
    2022: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 7 (1st Thurs), May 12, June 9
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Leader: Niki Grossheim and Julie Whiffen
  • Note: Email new4mg@gmail.com for information

Junta en Español - Spanish Language Meeting - Miastenia Gravis Grupo de Apoyo

  • Location: Meets virtually
  • Dates:
    4th Saturday of the month every other month

    4to Sábado del mes cada otro mes

    May 22nd, 2021, 22 de mayo del 2021
    July 24, 2021, 24 de julio del 2021
    September 25, 2021, 25 de septiembre del 2021
    November 20, 2021, 20 del noviembre del 2021
  • Time: 11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET 11am (pacificó), 1pm (centro), 2pm (este)
  • Leader: Leah Gaitan-Diaz
  • Note: Email lamgchampions@gmail.com to RSVP

Rockford

  • Sponsor: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • Location: Was St. Anthony Medical Center, St. Francis Room. Use main entrance & adjacent parking.
  • Address: 5666 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
  • Dates:
    Saturdays, quarterly

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Leader: Barbara Lehman

Springfield

  • Sponsor: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • Location: Was Parkway Christian Church is just east of the Parkway Point Shopping Mall. Use office entrance and adjacent parking.
  • Address: 2700 Lindbergh Blvd, Springfield, IL
  • Dates:
    3rd Sunday of most months

  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Leader: Kelly Aiken, Gayle Burg

Northwest Indiana

  • Sponsor: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • Location: Was Schererville Public Library, ask at desk for meeting room. Adjacent parking.
  • Address: Schererville Library @ 1001 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN
  • Dates:
    Saturdays, quarterly

  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Leader: SeAndrea Ferguson

Quad Cities - Illinois and Iowa

  • Sponsor: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
  • Location: Was Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, Room A
  • Address: 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807
  • Dates:
    Saturdays, quarterly

  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
  • Leader: Claudia Cox