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
FUN FIT FLEX raises funds in support of The Myositis Association (TMA). The mission of TMA is to improve the lives of persons affected by myositis, fund innovative research and increase myositis awareness and advocacy.
FUN FIT FLEX is TMA’s newest signature awareness and fundraising campaign dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the 75,000+ people living with myositis.Click here to learn more!
TMA invites you to our 4-day in person International Annual Patient Conference experience featuring myositis specialists and expert presenters on everything related to myositis and its treatment. There will be educational workshops, clinical presentations, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, a multi-generational focus, patient and provider recognition, social activities, exhibitors, new conference components, and much, much more!Click here to register!
TMA Arizona Myositis Support Group Meeting Friday, August 12, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TMA’s Veterans Affinity Group Meeting Saturday, August 13, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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TMA Louisiana/Arkansas Support Group Meeting Saturday, August 13, 2022 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.
Still Undecided? Annual Patient Conference Overview “Pop In”July 19, 2022
The Myositis Association is KNEE DEEP in Annual Patient Conference planning! As we are in the process of curating an…
Statement on Medication Access for the Myositis CommunityJuly 7, 2022
Both The Myositis Association (TMA) and Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU) have been made aware of circumstances where patients across the…
How To Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits With MyositisJune 22, 2022
If you have myositis, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Myositis can have severe symptoms…