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
This observance recognizes the need for more research and understanding of myositis in the hope of faster diagnoses, better treatments, and ultimately a cure.Click here for details
Each person's journey is unique, yet familiar. Listen to those living with myositis share their stories of persistence and hope.
Eva Avelino: Polymyositis
Lydia Vazquez: Dermatomyositis
Stanley Prather: Dermatomyositis
Carolyn Ester: Sporadic Inclusion-Body Myositis
A Patient’s Story Monday, May 10, 2021 | 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dave Mochel Click here to join
Virtual Nutrition Session Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Better choices with Kaniah Gunter
Community Awareness Highlight Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Patrick & Kim Murray Community awareness provides individuals with the tools needed to recognize and help your cause. Join us…
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.
The Myositis Association is following reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country’s health protection agency, about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 called COVID-19.
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.
2020 Annual Patient Conference
This conference will move beyond a series of lectures and provides you unique platforms for collaboration, socialization, education, and FUN!
DM Patient OpportunityMay 6, 2021
Are you an adult (18 years old or older) diagnosed with dermatomyositis (DM)? Modus Outcomes, a patient-centered outcomes research organization,…
Volunteer opportunities with TMAFebruary 18, 2021
We know you have many talents, and we invite you to use them to help us improve the lives of…
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance Summary for Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal DiseasesFebruary 11, 2021
Developed by the ACR COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance Task Force. Click here to view information.