Houston Methodist Hospital


12th Annual Myasthenia Gravis Health Care Professional and Patient Education Conferences

presented by Houston Methodist Hospital

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Notification icon Friday, October 22, 2021 10 AM - Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:30 PM America/Chicago

Event info

- Health Care Professionals (Friday, October 22, 2021)


This program is designed to familiarize health care professionals, including neurologists and non-neurologists, regarding clinical presentations and evaluation of patients with acquired neuromuscular junction disorders, such as myasthenia gravis and Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome, to enable care providers the ability to diagnose and manage the myasthenic patient in the acute and ambulatory care settings and minimize disease morbidity and mortality.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review the clinical presentations and progression of myasthenic syndromes and associated comorbidities.
  • Discuss current and emerging therapies for the symptomatic and disease treatment of these disorders.
  • Describe emerging therapies and research outcomes for these and related disorders.
  • Explain the working algorithm for the non-neurology care provider to facilitate more effective management of the patient.


Emergency medicine physicians, ophthalmologists, internal medicine, pulmonologist, general neurologist, NM neurologists, RN, NPs, PA’s and allied health professionals (RT’s, Speech therapists, Social work, EMT)



Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Houston Methodist designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Houston Methodist will provide 4.08 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing nursing education evaluation.

Social Workers

This program has been approved for 7.91 CE contact hours for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Occupational Therapist

OT credits have been applied for and are pending approval.

Physical Therapist

PT credits have been applied for and are pending approval.

Respiratory Therapist

RT credits have been applied for and are pending approval.

Speech and Language Pathologist

SLP credits have been applied for and are pending approval.


- Patient Education (Saturday, October 23, 2021) - 


To provide an overview of acquired autoimmune myasthenia gravis to affected patients, patients' families and care providers, in order to provide the patient the ability to self-advocate for appropriate treatment and management by their health care professionals and within the system of medicine and research. In addition, the conference is to provide an opportunity for networking among patients for community support and formal advocacy.


  • To review the clinical presentations and progression of myasthenia gravis and associated comorbidities
  • To educate on current therapies for the symptomatic and disease treatment of these disorders
  • To update on emerging therapies and research outcomes for these disorders
  • To review the respiratory evaluation and management of myasthenia gravis and provide recommendations to effectively access appropriate medical care in the acute setting
  • To provide opportunity for networking and exchange of information among patients and promote advocacy within the MG patient community


Patients with MG, family members, care providers, friends of MG patients. Allied health professionals including SW, RT, OT, PT, speech therapy.


For more information please visit the official event page.

  • Ericka Greene

    Course Director

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