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 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

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.

 

Forthcoming Events

        Melbourne

                  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 &

                                                                                                                                                                        Solicitor (Retired).

                                                                                                                                                           Topic: Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate and

                                                                                                                                                                       Legal/Medical Documents.

                                                                                         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:

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        Geelong Group

      New Members most welcome.  

              For information on the Geelong Group please contact:

                      Jim/Sadie on telephone no. (03) 5243 4277.

           

              

               

                            

  
  
                                                                             

 
The Inflammatory Neuropathy Support Group of Victoria Inc.