GBS / CIDP
Supporting persons diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) or other Inflammatory Neuropathies.
The Inflammatory Neuropathy Support Group of Victoria Inc (IN Group) is a non profit Association that has been formed to –
- Provide support to patients and their families;
- Promote financial support for the group.
Inflammatory neuropathies typically destroy the outer layer of the nerve sheath. They are usually demyelinating neuropathies characterised by the infiltration of peripheral nerves with lymphocytes and macrophages, cells that are associated with inflammation. The most common inflammatory neuropathies are those associated with an acute onset and rapidly progressive course (Guillain-Barré Syndrome – GBS) and those with a chronic course (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy – CIDP and Multifocal Motor Neuropathy – MMN).
Other types of inflammatory neuropathies exist, but are less common.
General Meetings - at the Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn.
Meeting Dates for 2015 :-
Sunday 17 May @ 2.00 pm Speaker: Mr Ralph Bailey, Barrister &
Topic: Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate and
Sunday 16 August @ 2.00 pm ( Includes AGM )
Speaker: Dr Tim Day
Topic: Daily oral treatment v IVIg.
Sunday 15 November @ 12 noon - Christmas Luncheon.
Mid Year Luncheon - Sunday 28th June 2015
This year for something different we are having a "Family Day" Luncheon at McDonalds
318 Whitehorse Rd., Balwyn, from 12.30 - 3.00 pm.
Please keep the date free and bring along your parents, children, grand children and
anyone else who wishes to come.
A choice of four (4) mains, sweets, choice of tea, coffee, juice or soft drink
ALL FOR ONLY $16 (part of which will go towards research).
Please RSVP Margaret on (03) 9802 5319 if attending.
Any queries in respect to activities please call Margaret on (03) 9802 5319
or email to:
New Members most welcome.
For information on the Geelong Group please contact:
Jim/Sadie on telephone no. (03) 5243 4277.