DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington – Minneapolis South
September 5-8, 2019

7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55439
Phone:  952-835-7800
Group code:  TMA9
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**TMA Group Rate $112.  Rate applies 9/3/19 – 9/9/19.  Available until August 12, 2019.**




Myositis is not an equal disease.  IBM primarily affects older white men, for example.  African Americans are disproportionately affected by other forms of the disease.  Mortality rates from DM and PM are highest among women of color.  Incidence ratios for DM and PM more than double during the childbearing years.  Even as adults those who developed the disease as children still have juvenile myositis.  Care partners too are affected differently based on the type of myositis their loved one experiences.

At TMA’s 2019 Annual Patient Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the focus will be on addressing this diversity of needs and challenges within the myositis community.

Sessions facilitated by leading global experts in the field of myositis research, therapeutics, rehabilitation, and mental health have been expanded beyond disease-oriented sessions to provide more focused learning and network opportunities for specific interest groups, including women, younger patients, care partners, and those who are further along on the disability continuum.  Practical sessions on exercise and rehab issues will also be a focus.

Conference participants can browse nearly 90 educational sessions, sample some self-care practices during Feel Good Friday night, seek answers to their own myositis questions, spend quality time with myositis friends, and much much more.

While the program has grown, we have built in some options to accommodate breaks and networking.  Several popular sessions will be repeated, and evening and early morning sessions will expand the opportunities to explore topics of interest.  And because so much of what you return home with comes from the conversations you have with others who live with myositis, ample time has been built into the meals and breaks, so you can sit and talk with fellow attendees about shared experiences and challenges you face.  An informal wine and cheese reception will again be offered, so attendees can mingle and meet others who share their disease.

If you’ve never attended a TMA Annual Patient Conference, this is the year to give yourself this gift.  Armed with more knowledge about your disease and how it relates specifically to you, coupled with practical advice for coping with the challenges, we hope the conference and the relationships you will develop inspire you to find new ways to move beyond the barriers this disease creates so you can bring more joy into your life.  Because who you are matters!

We hope to see you in Minneapolis!

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Refund Policy:  Refund requests for TMA registration fees received in writing by July 13 will be issued a full refund;  requests received after July 13 and by August 12 will be issued a 50% refund.  No refunds after August 12.