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
TMA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Patient Conference provided a unique opportunity for myositis patients, care partners, and experts to come together to address topics including myositis research, technological advancements, clinical care best practices, support, resources and the needs of myositis patients worldwide.Watch Here!
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
Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah Support Group Meeting Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Mountain Time Meeting ID: 813 3132 7266 Phone: +1 253 215 8782 Topic: General Discussion RSVP…
Northern California (Autoimmune) Support Group Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm PST Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83051045233 Meeting ID: 830 5104 5233 Phone: 669 900 6833 Topic: General Discussion RSVP to Kitty…
Northern California (IBM) Support Group Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm PST Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88349813134 Meeting ID: 883 4981 3134 Phone: 669 900 6833 Topic: General Discussion RSVP…
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!
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.
Myositis Awareness MonthJanuary 28, 2021
It seems so far away, but May will be here before you know it! Stay tuned for The Myositis Association’s…