2019 SOSIN EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS & PLAN TO ATTEND – MGA Sosin Education Symposium – October 13, 2019, at Noon at the Inn of St. Johns in Plymouth, MI

The MGA Sosin Education Symposium is scheduled for Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Noon at the Inn of St. Johns in Plymouth, MI. The Guest Speaker is Wayne T. Cornblath, MD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Neurology, University of Michigan. The topic for discussion will be The Neuroophthalmologist’s View of Ocular Myasthenia Gravis.

There will be a served lunch.

Dr. Cornblath completed his MD at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. This was followed by internship at Evanston Hospital/Northwestern University, neurology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a neuroophthalmology fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins hospital.

He has been on the faculty at University of Michigan since finishing fellowship in 1989. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the North American Neuroophthalmology Society. His research interests include diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of ocular myasthenia gravis.

The Sosin Education Symposium is so named in honor of Jean and Hilbert Sosin. Both Jean and Hilbert helped to establish the Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) over 50 years ago. The Sosin Family continues to assist MGA through sponsorship of this event. MGA is very grateful for this support.

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, October 13, 2019, to meet Dr. Cornblath and ask any MG questions you might have. Formal invitations will be mailed in early September.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

SOSIN EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM – OCTOBER 21, 2018

The Sosin Education Symposium was held on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Inn of St. Johns in Plymouth, MI.  Everyone enjoyed a great meal, followed by the awards presentation and speaker, Dr. Kavita Grover, Senior Staff Neurologist in the Department of Neurology at Henry Ford Hospital and an Assistant Professor, Wayne State University.

Chuck and Caroline Caulk

 
The Sosin Award was presented to Dr. Raina Ernstoff and her husband, Sandy Hansell, for their generous support of MGA.  Dr. Ernstoff has supported MGA for over 20 years, often referring her patients to MGA for ancillary support services.

The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Gary D’Alessandro.  Gary has assisted MGA at our golf outings, picking up donated items, working on the day of the event and giving financial support to MGA as well.

Congratulations to our 2018 award winners!

You can request a copy of the DVD from the MGA Office by calling 248-591-4419.

SOSIN EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM Held October 22, 2017

The Sosin Education Symposium was held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Inn of St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan.  Everyone enjoyed a great meal, followed by the awards presentation and speaker.

The Sosin Award was presented to Dale Shomo for his service on the MGA Board of Directors, chair or co-chair of MGA special events along with his wife, Diane, as well as many volunteer positions with MGA. Dale continues to promote MGA to family and friends and is also a Vietnam Veteran, having served our country with distinction.  Congratulations and thank you for your service, Dale!

Dale Shomo

 
The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to George Kingston for his many years of volunteerism at MGA, especially the golf outing, where he made an excellent golf hole spotter!  George does not live in the area and travels very early in the morning to help out at our events, offering to help wherever needed.  George also donates to MGA via the United Way campaign at work and has designated donations annually to MGA, which are matched by General Motors. Congratulations and thank you, George, for all you do!

You can request a copy of this event on DVD from the MGA Office by calling (248)591-4419.