MGA Annual Meeting & Awards 2016
Sunday, October 16 at Noon
The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan
Reservation includes a Served Luncheon ($28 per person)
The Annual Sosin Education Symposium will feature Dr. Amit Sachdev as the main presenter. The event will include a luncheon, annual meeting and awards. Current MGA members will receive an invitation by mail.
Presenter: Amit Sachdev, MD, MS
Amit Sachdev, MD, MS is an assistant professor and the first director of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine within the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Michigan State University (MSU). At MSU Dr. Sachdev has overseen the establishment of new specialty clinics in peripheral neuropathy and myasthenia gravis. He has also led the expansion of clinics in muscular dystrophy and ALS, including the reestablishment of grant funding through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Dr. Sachdev’s active research interests include clinical trials and new techniques in nerve conduction studies. Dr. Sachdev is an active member of the Myasthenia Gravis community state wide, having led support groups in Warren, hosting support groups in Lansing, and is a trustee on the board of the Myasthenia Gravis foundation of Michigan.
Education Symposium named in honor of Jean Sosin, Co-Founder of MGA
Jean Sosin was one of the founding members of the Myasthenia Gravis Association. She was diagnosed with MG as a young woman at a time when there was no support, only a diagnosis from a physician. No one knew what the disease was or how to manage it. Jean was part of a group of women, including Janet Gooding and Mary Roberson Harper, who were responsible for initiating an effort to do more. Mary began holding afternoon teas in her home, and from there MGA was born. MGA incorporated as a non-profit, applied for and received its 501(c)3 status from the federal government and is licensed by the State of Michigan.