Support Groups

Talk to others who understand

Would you like to talk with others who know what it’s like to live with myasthenia gravis? Attend a support group session, and learn how others find out about the disease, manage symptoms, and engage with their doctors. Patients and caregivers are always welcome. Dates for 2023 are listed here. 

Note that a Spanish-language MG group meets online each month, and the Conquer MG Men’s MG Group meets in March. 

Anywhere MG Virtual Group

This group meets online and is open to all MG patients and caregivers, wherever they live.
Meets second Tuesday of the month, 2:00 to 3:30pm Central Time.
2023 dates: Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12
Leader: Kelly Aiken. Email info@myastheniagravis.org to RSVP and receive link.

Chicago North MG Support Group

This group is returning to in-person sessions! 
Meets quarterly, Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:30am Central Time.
2023 dates and locations: Mar 11 @ Curt’s Café, 2922 Central St, Evanston, Illinois;
June 10, Sept 9, and Dec 9 @ Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave, Evanston Library Room, Evanston, Illinois
Leader: Linda Loland. Email info@myastheniagravis.org to RSVP and receive link.

Chicago South and West MG Support Groups

These groups will have a combined online session for their first meeting in 2023 and will discuss in-person meetings at that time.
Meets quarterly, Sundays, 1:00 to 2:30pm Central Time.
2023 dates: Feb 26, other dates to be determined
Leaders: Victor Yipp and Joyce Holste. Email info@myastheniagravis.org to RSVP and receive link.

Northwest Indiana MG Support Group

Meets quarterly, Saturdays, 10:00am to 11:30am, Central Time.
2023 dates and location: March 25, tentative additional dates May 27, Aug 19, Oct 28
Location: Schererville-Dyer Library, 1001 W Lincoln Hwy, Schererville, Indiana
Leader: SeAndrea Ferguson. Email info@myastheniagravis.org for information.

Northeast Wisconsin MG Support Group

This is an independent organization. It is meeting in person.
Meets Thursdays, September through June, 6:00 to 7:30pm Central Time.
2023 dates: Jan 12, Feb 9, March 9, Apr 13, May 11, June 8
Location: Alleluia Lutheran Church; 6725 Elmro Rd., Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact leader Niki Grossheim at new4mg@gmail.com for details

Spanish-language MG Support Group

Miastenia Gravis Grupo de Apoyo
Cuarto Sábado del mes cada otro mes – 11am (pacificó), 1pm (centro), 2pm (este)
2023 Fechas: 21 de enero, 25 de marzo, 20 de mayo, 22 de julio, 23 de septiembre, 18 de noviembre

Meets the 4th Saturday of every other month (unless we need to accommodate holidays), 11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET
2023 dates: Jan 21, Mar 25, May 20, July 22, Sept 23, Nov 18

Contact Leah Gaitan-Diaz at lamgchampions@gmail.com.

Men’s Virtual MG Support Group

Thursday, March 2, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Meetings will be held virtually.

Leaders: Bob Rosecrans; Neurologist David Randall, DO, will be on hand for questions


What about other Conquer MG Support Groups?

We hope to resume in-person meetings for the Rockford, Quad Cities, and Springfield MG support groups soon.