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.
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Browse our library to find helpful discussions, presentations and research studies.
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Check out recent blog posts to stay up-to-date on TMA and myositis news.
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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
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
San Diego TMA Support Group Meeting Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Time: July 8, 2020 10:00 am PT Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91616299972 Meeting ID: 916 1629 9972 Phone: (669) 900-6833 (RSVP to receive the…
North Carolina Support Group Meeting Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
Time: Jul 11, 2020 11:45 am – 2:00 pm EST Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 847 3742 5600 Phone: (929) 205-6099 (RSVP to…
Northern California Support Group – IBM Meeting Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Time: Jul 11, 2020 01:00 PM – 2:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) This support group meeting is for IBM…
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's (TMA) Research Funding Yields Novel Data for Potential COVID19 Vaccine Development
The Myositis Association's Corporate Video
Help us to advocate and motivate for change. Watch and share this new exciting video from The Myositis Association.
FDA Listening Session on IBM
FDA held a Listening Session with Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) patients and care partners on March 5, 2020.
TMA’s First Twitter Chat on Empowering Patients in the Digital AgeMay 19, 2020
Join Dr. Rohit Aggarwal, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center, University of Pittsburgh, and Chair of…
How to Cope with Fear and Anxiety During COVID-19April 14, 2020
It is safe to say that all of our lives have significantly changed over the last month. It is important…
Sample Advocacy Letter to Your Public Official on Hydroxychloroquine ShortageApril 10, 2020
Date NameAddress Dear Senator/Representative/Governor _____________________: My name is _______________, and I am a __year old man/woman living with ______(type of myositis). I was first diagnosed _______. …