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Joining a video chat is easy, and is a safe and accessible way to keep in touch and feel connected with other people who understand the issues you are facing.

There are separate video chats for people affected by acute and chronic conditions, so if you have been recently diagnosed with, or are recovering from GBS, CIDP, or one of the associated inflammatory neuropathies, see below to find the right session for you.

Video chats are now hosted on Zoom. If you have any issues accessing Zoom, please contact the office.

The 3rd Thursday of the month is the GBS/acute variants (AMAN, AMSAN, Miller Fisher) patient forum. 

Click here to join the session from 2pm-3pm

Meeting ID: 997 0523 7403

Passcode: 941529

The 4th Thursday of the month is the CIDP/chronic variants (MADSAM, MMN/CB, PDN, POEMS, etc) patient forum.

Click here to join the session from 2pm-3pm

Meeting ID: 972 9393 0148

Passcode: 004910

If you live in the North West of England the Lancashire and Cumbria group are reverting to face-to-face meetings for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

The first one will held on Saturday 18th June at 2pm in Bilsborrow Village Hall, near Preston, and replaces the monthly video chats.

If you have any issues accessing the video chats, please phone us on 01529 469910 (office hours only) or send an email to

We understand that it isn’t only the person with the diagnosis whose life is turned upside down. If you live with someone diagnosed with one of these conditions, and are in need of support, please get in touch.

Please note that the group calls aren’t attended by GAIN staff. If the session doesn’t have any other attendees, contact the office during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm) to arrange peer support or to speak to a member of the team.