Shoalhaven and Wollongong Group 

Contact Anita on 0421314138 for details of the next meeting.



MAY –  Myositis Awareness Month Meeting

Friday 11 May, 2018 – 10am-12pm.

The Rib Factory (1st Floor) Castle Hill RSL, 77 Castle St., Castle Hill 

Prof Alastair Corbett and Prof Allan Sturgess guest speakers.

Morning tea (scones, jam and cream, tea and coffee) available from 10am.

Lunch (assorted sandwiches, fruit platter, tea and coffee) Cost $25

A lift is available in the foyer. The club is wheelchair friendly. Advise of dietary requirements when sending RSVP.

10am:  meet and greet and morning tea,

11am:   Prof Corbett discussing the different forms of Myositis

12pm:   lunch

1pm :   Prof Allan Sturgess discussing Antibodies

2pm:   Close

RSVP by 4pm Monday 7 May, 2018

Frances Colley

mobile: 0409 913 408


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OCTOBER – Wednesday 17 October, 2018, at 10am AGM of the Association will be held at Castle Hill RSL Club, 77 Castle St., Castle Hill.

RSVP  Frances Colley 0409 913 408 /Anita Chalmers (0421 314138),  or mail@myositis.org.au.


Central Coast Group – N.S.W.

A monthly coffee/morning tea meeting is held on the 2nd Friday of the month around 10am.

72 Pacific Highway, Ourimbah Ph 02 4362 2822

All family and friends are welcome.

Contact Sandra Chapman 0429 695 500 or email sanjef1@gmail.com for further information.


Central West – N.S.W.

Contact Anita Chalmers for more information – 0421314138



Victorian Group Meetings – Mulgrave Country Club

A quarterly informal social gathering over lunch (from 12 noon) is held for the Victorian Group on the first Tuesday of March, June, September and December. Everyone is welcome.

The dates for meetings in 2018 are:

MARCH – Tuesday 6th

JUNE – Tuesday 5th

SEPTEMBER – Tuesday 4th

DECEMBER – Tuesday 4th

The venue is a small private room off the dining room at the Mulgrave Country Club:  Cnr Wellington Rd and Jells Rd, Mulgrave. A formal meeting structure is not followed and we sometimes have a guest speaker. We also pay for our own lunch which is ordered in the main dining area.

At the December meeting we ask everyone to bring a small $5 Kriss Cringle gift.

There’s parking underneath and around the building, although it can get very busy.

Contact Christine Lowe 0400 613999 or Liz Sanzaro (03) 98792247 for further information.

If you live in regional areas, the following meetings may be of interest or convenient:


Western Group –  Moonee Ponds

Contact:  Christine Lowe 0400 613999 for information about the next get together.


Albury/Wodonga Group

Contact Marg Doherty on 02 60261801 or marg.doherty@hotmail.com for details of the next meeting.


Goulburn Valley

Members in this region may also wish to join the Albury/Wodonga group  – contact Marg Doherty on 02 60261801.

Alternatively contact Christine Lowe 0400 613 999 to discuss the details of the next meeting.



Myositis in May Awareness Meeting

Wednesday 23 May, 2018 at 10am.

at Muscular Dystrophy Assoc

36-38 Henley Beach Road, Mile End

10am: Morning tea

Guest Speaker: Dr Jessica Day who has received a grant from the Myositis Association to undertake research at RAH into Myositis.

Contact: Elizabeth Carter ph 84478715



W. A.

Contact Teri Hayes 08 9398 3250 or mail@myositis.org.au for information about future meetings in Perth.



Brisbane Group

Contact:  Mary (Jill) Woods 0438 804 560 for more details.


Gold Coast group:

Myositis in May Awareness Meeting

Tuesday 29 May, 2018 9.30 – 12 noon

Venue: de Paul Manor Estate, 1 Edmund Rice Drive, Southport (our retirement village ).

Guest Speaker: Rebecca Knight local GC Physiotherapist will present and lead a conversation on her work as a physio, how a physio might assist Myositis patients and helpful exercises.

9.30 am: Guest speaker

11am: After Rebecca’s presentation and discussion there will be time for a general discussion about Myositis issues and the 2019 Myositis conference.

Morning tea.

Some disability parking available near main entrance.

RSVP: Friday 25 May, 2018  – 0400 359 511

For more information about future meetings contact Gerard Sullivan (0400 359 511) or kellsull@ozemail.com.au


Hervey Bay Group meet at the Golf Club. Contact Anita on 0421 314138 for more information if you are interested in joining the group.




If you live in the areas of  ACT or Port Macquarie and wish to be involved with a regional group, please contact Secretary ANITA CHALMERS (mobile 0421 314 138) or mail@myositis.org.au.


Myositis Awareness

Myositis Awareness Month is in May.

Meetings have been arranged in Sydney, Adelaide and on the Gold coast. See above for details. All meetings have excellent guest speakers.

In Victoria, brochures about Myositis and our Association are being delivered to Neurologists and Rheumatologists.

Everyone is encouraged to use social and local media to build awareness for the disease particularly with medical practitioners.

MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE SECRETARY- ANITA CHALMERS (mobile 0421 314 138) or mail@myositis.org.au.