Conference in Cork to highlight Myasthenia Gravis
The Myasthenia Gravis Association will host a conference on Saturday, 27th November 2010, in Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork to raise awareness of the auto-immune disease in Cork.
Myasthenia Gravis (MG)causes a breakdown between nerves and muscles, and results in loss of effectiveness in the muscles of the arms, legs and eyes. In Ireland, there are almost 400 diagnosed sufferers of MG on the Myasthenia Gravis Association’s database, but it is estimated that for every diagnosed sufferer there are at least two to three others whose condition is undetectedor who are unaware of the Association.
The conference, which will run from 10.30am – 2pm, is intended to provide MG sufferers with more information, as well as raising general awareness of the disease. It will look at the diagnosis and treatment of MG and highlight the benefits and entitlements available for patients.
Conference speakers will include:
- Dr. Aisling Ryan, consultant neurologist at Cork University Hospital. She will speak on the current methods of diagnosing Myasthenia Gravis and the available treatments.
- MG specialist nurse, Lisa Gribbin, from the Department of Neurology, St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin. She will speak about MG in Ireland and on her role as a MG specialist nurse in assisting patients.
The conference is free-of-charge and the public, especially people suffering from MG, are encouraged to attend. Transport between the train and bus stations to the conference is available. To register, please go to www.mga-charity.ie or contact Karen Clancy on 065-6838270 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.