2024 International Annual Patient Conference

TMA’s International Annual Patient Conference is the most celebrated event of the year for the myositis community! The 2024 conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on September 6–8 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel.

Registration is Now Open!

Earlybird registration $269.00 Monday, July 1
Regular registration $299.00 Thursday, August 29
Late/on-site registration $379.00 Friday, August 30–Sunday, September 8
Heroes in the Fight Gala $75.00 Saturday, September 7
Off-site excursions – $30-45 (More Info »)

Prepare now to attend this always unforgettable event that features dozens of myositis specialists and expert presenters on everything related to myositis, its treatment, and how you can live your best life with these debilitating diseases. We will have educational workshops, research-based presentations, breakout sessions for all stages of the myositis journey, content for care partners, information about clinical trials, and much more!

While the value of our educational sessions and exhibit floor cannot be underestimated, for many attendees the chance to meet and make friends with others who have their disease has been life-changing. TMA’s International Annual Patient Conference provides one of the only opportunities to connect with the myositis community in this way. It’s one reason many attendees return to this gathering year after year.

All conference attendees are strongly urged to book your hotel rooms exclusively through the official hotel booking link provided in your conference registration confirmation email. Recently, there has been an increase in third-party booking scams that appear to offer legitimate accommodations but ultimately defraud guests. Protect yourself and ensure a smooth, hassle-free experience by avoiding these fraudulent offers and booking directly through the link provided by TMA. Your security and peace of mind are TMA’s top priorities.


Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

On-site in Baltimore, conference attendees will enjoy keynote sessions and the highest-quality conference content available to myositis patients.

All times ET
8am – 3pm Off-site excursion to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD (More Info »)
9am – 1pm Off-site excursion to Johns Hopkins Myositis Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (More Info »)
10am – 12:30pm Off-site sightseeing excursion, Baltimore, MD (More Info »)
2:30 – 3:30pm First-time attendee welcome
3pm Registration opens
3 – 5pm Community health fair
4 – 5pm Getting acquainted sessions – IBM, DM, NM/ASyS, PM, care partners
5 – 6pm Welcome reception and exhibits open
6 – 7pm Opening keynote address
 
7 – 8am Early riser breakout session
7:30 – 9am Breakfast and general session
8:30am – 4:30pm Exhibits open
9 – 10am Breakout sessions
10:30am – 12 noon Q&A by diagnosis with TMA Medical Advisory Board – IBM, DM, NM/ASyS, PM
12 noon – 1pm Networking lunch
1:30 – 5:30pm Breakout sessions
6:15 – 9pm Heroes in the Fight Reception and Awards Gala (additional ticket required)
 
7 – 8:30am Breakfast
7:30 – 10:30am Exhibits open
8:00 – 10:30am Breakout sessions
10:45am – 12 noon Closing keynote address
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Exhibits and Sponsorships

TMA welcomes pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of assistive devices and medical equipment, nonprofits, and all partners to join us at the premier gathering of individuals and families affected by myositis. We are grateful for industry support, which lowers the cost of attending the conference for patients and families. Let us customize a sponsorship package for your budget!

Partner at IAPC

Conference scholarships are presented annually for those in need of financial support. Applications closed June 10. Please note: you must be a member of TMA to apply for a conference scholarship; join TMA now.

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TMA continues to remember Baltimore following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024. TMA has deep roots in Maryland, with Baltimore our 2024 host city for the International Annual Patient Conference and Columbia our headquarters location. Our hearts are with all our members, staff (current and past), friends and family in and around Baltimore.