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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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 KIT 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.
John Mozer: Sporadic Inclusion-Body Myositis
Dale Scott: Polymyositis
Bill Simeral: Polymyositis
Michael Bradbury: Sporadic Inclusion-Body Myositis
Myositis Canada Support Group Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hosted by: Southern Alberta Myositis Support Group Event details: Update on exercising with myositis. Research shows that people who receive…
Georgia Support Group Meeting Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Our member, Tom Cox will be our speaker, and will talk about “My Journey with Myositis” Welcome to our Group!…
Wisconsin KIT Support Group Meeting Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Research shows that people who receive support from a social network cope better, feel more in control, and have better…
TMA Grants and Fellowships
Research into myositis is a priority of TMA. TMA is actively engaged with the myositis research community in the U.S. and overseas. Through research, the mystery of myositis will be solved and, ultimately, a cure will be available.
TMA offers its online Community Forum, which has multiple forums where you can post to reach other TMA members who have similar concerns as you.
Ig products in short supplyJuly 12, 2019
Polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and necrotizing myopathy are diseases that are often treated with immunoglobulin (Ig) products, either intravenously (IV) or subcutaneously…
Myositis can be deadlyMay 23, 2019
TMA executive director Mary McGowan, TMA member and patient advisor Darlene Shelton, and pulmonologist Dr. Cheilonda Johnson were interviewed for…
Living with myositis, a mystery to manyMay 20, 2019
The following article about living with myositis appeared in the Orlando Sentinel on Friday, May 17, 2019. See the original…