Providing Education, Research, and Support to the Myositis Community
What is Myositis?
Myositis is a muscle-wasting disease that results in fatigue and reduced strength.
Visit the Myositis Library
Browse our library to find helpful discussions, presentations and research studies.
See TMA in the News
Check out recent blog posts to stay up-to-date on TMA and myositis news.
We always welcome new members to our community. Join by volunteering, fundraising, and more.
Find a Support Group
If you are a member of TMA and are looking to talk with others about your disease to gain a better understanding and prepare for the challenges ahead, you are encouraged to join the Support Group network.Find a Support Group
In 2021, we will launch this interactive community awareness event in four local communities across the country where an estimated more than 20,000 dedicated participants will work to raise funds to continue our critical work. Participate as an individual or gather your friends, family, and co-workers to form a team – build awareness, fundraise, and come out and enjoy!Click here for details
Illinois Support Group Meeting Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Central Time Click here to join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 811 6747 7038 Please…
NC and Central NC Support Group Meeting Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm EDT Click here to Join Zoom meeting Meeting ID: 813 9477 6380 Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for…
Women with IBM Support Group Meeting Tuesday, December 21, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Women With IBM is a new virtual meeting and support group bringing together women with Inclusion Body Myositis in a…
Myositis 101 for Patients
The Myositis 101 for patients videos by Dr. Rohit Aggarwal, Co-Director of Myositis Center of University of Pittsburgh, Chair of Medical Advisory Board of The Myositis Association (TMA) and author of book “Managing Myositis: A Practical Guide” explain myositis management and treatment in terms that are accessible by all.
2021 International Annual Patient Conference: The Power Of Us!
TMA held a 3-day completely virtual experience featuring myositis specialists and expert presenters on everything related to myositis and its treatment. There was educational workshops, clinical presentations, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, a multi-generational focus, patient and provider recognition, virtual social activities, exhibitors, new conference components, a HUGE TMA Announcement, and much, much more!
TMA's Affinity Groups
Our increased virtual environment has allowed for connectivity that surpasses geographic location. In addition to our traditional KIT support groups, TMA is supporting meeting circles with outreach efforts targeted toward supporting and extending our organization’s reach into new communities.
Myositis Awareness Month
May is National Myositis Awareness Month! Celebrate with us by learning how to educate your community about myositis. With our 2021 theme, “A Call to Action,” we’re focusing on supporting and mentoring members on their path to true leadership.
It’s time to get connected.October 27, 2021
One of the biggest goals we have at The Myositis Association is to leverage “The Power Of US!” and to…
Today is National Myositis Awareness DaySeptember 21, 2021
On September 25, 2006, the US House of Representatives approved the goals and ideals of a “National Myositis Awareness Day”…
The first-ever ILD Day is happening on Wednesday, Sept. 15!September 13, 2021
Working Together to Raise Awareness of Interstitial Lung Disease The first-ever ILD Day will take place on Wednesday, September 15,…