Apr 28: IVIg, PLEX, New Therapies- Spring Seminar

Spring Patient Seminar

Speakers:  Ryan Jacobson, MD, Neurologist

Brittany Nord, Account Manager, Terumo BCT

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

155 E Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, Illinois

GREEN Parking Lot, EAST entrance

Lower Level Conference Center – Oak Room

Thanks to our sponsor!

The Topic

IVIg and plasmapheresis (also called plasma exchange or “PLEX”) are often used to provide important relief when an individual’s MG weakness doesn’t respond to first line medications. One therapy involves an infusion of normal antibodies, while the other “cleans” offending antibodies from one’s system. How do these therapies compare – who is a candidate for each one, how well do patients respond, and what is the patient experience like? What about side effects, site, and how they compare to new therapies?

Our Speakers:

Ryan Jacobson, MD

Ryan D. Jacobson, MD is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center and specializes in neurology and neuromuscular medicine. He treats many MG patients and is well aquainted with treatment trends.

Brittany Nord is an Account Manger for Terumo BCT, a firm that manufactures and develops software for plasmapheresis equipment. She’ll explain the process of plasma exchange, and how the equipment does its job.

This discussion will help you better understand MG treatments for crisis and maintenance. Click the blue button to register today!


Event is free, includes lunch.  Please consider a donation of $25 per person (or amount of your choice) to help offset costs.

The Schedule

11:30 am – 12:00 pm          Registration

12:00 pm – 12:40 pm          Buffet luncheon (chicken, pasta, salad, soda, coffee, tea)

12:40 pm – 1:00 pm            Conquer MG announcements

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm              Presentation and Q&A

Please register by Tuesday, April 23, to be included in the count for lunch. You can register by clicking the button above. Or call the office at 1-800-888-6208. Walk-ins are welcome. Your advance notice helps us plan for enough seating and food.


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