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
Myositis Awareness Month - Virtual Summit: Beyond Limits
The Myositis Association celebrates its 30th Anniversary by continuing to support those who live with myositis, their care partners, and the health professionals who treat them as we face the future together.Click here to register!
Each person's journey is unique, yet familiar. Listen to those living with myositis share their stories of persistence and hope.See All of Our Stories
TMA VA, WV, NC Northeast Myositis Support Group Meeting Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Empowerment Clinic: Living with Dermatomyositis Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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TMA Adelante! Un grupo de apoyo sobre miositis para hispanohablantes Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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 2022 theme, “Encouraged, Engaged, Empowered,” we’re focusing on supporting and mentoring members on their path to true leadership.
Autoimmune AwarenessMarch 20, 2023
March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, but those who live with these conditions face challenges every day.
Meet TMA’s Interim Executive DirectorMarch 13, 2023
Rhonda Buckley-Bishop is a seasoned nonprofit management executive. With more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles, both interim and…
2023 Regional ConferenceJanuary 23, 2023
You are invited to attend the Regional Conference for Myositis Patients hosted by The University of Kansas Medical Center and…