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Women’s Quality of Life Impacted More Than Men With Myasthenia Gravis

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2017 AANEM Annual Meeting Best Abstract Award Winner Identifies Link Between Quality of Life for Women with Myasthenia Gravis and Thymectomy


Dr. Ikjae Lee, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was honored as the Best Abstract Award Winner for his research, Gender and Quality of Life In Myasthenia Gravis Patients From The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America Registry.

“Dr. Lee’s research has revealed meaningful insights into the treatment and management of patients with MG,” said Dr. Francis O. Walker, AANEM 2017 co-chair of the Program Committee, who selected the winner. “This is why we selected this abstract for the 2017 AANEM Best Abstract Award. This research will help fellow MG doctors in determining the right treatment options for MG patients.”

“This award has given me strong confidence that I am on the right path,” said Dr. Ikjae Lee. “This award also has provided an excellent opportunity to introduce the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) Patient Registry to fellow Myasthenia Gravis researchers as the data are open to those with ideas.”

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