TMA’s Annual Patient Conference – Important Notice

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-462-1234
Group code: The Myositis Association

The Myositis Association’s Annual Patient Conference will take place in Bellevue, Washington, from September 10th through September 13th, 2020.

New Decade… Imagine the Future

Join myositis leaders from around the globe at The Myositis Association’s 2020 Annual Patient Conference – TMA’s first Annual Patient Conference in this exciting new decade!  This new decade brings new hope, new technologies, new treatments, while offering the opportunity to imagine a new future for myositis diseases.  The conference agenda is designed to inspire and empower you to accelerate your understanding of myositis diseases and unlock new possibilities.   Hear global leaders present on novel approaches and their innovative plans for achieving better patient outcomes. Gain insights and receive updates on the very latest clinical improvements and research breakthroughs.  The Annual Patient Conference will be held in Bellevue, Washington, across the lake from Seattle just outside the hub for information technology and progress, home to Microsoft, Amazon, and other vastly successful high-tech enterprises. 

Developments in social media and global communications provide patients virtual access to information and an archive of research and medical news right at their fingertips.  It enables patients to communicate with each other instantaneously and share knowledge, ask questions and seek answers with a simple stroke of a key.  With this new technology comes an overwhelming amount of information. This conference will provide tips and techniques to help you analyze and synthesize this information.

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 networking opportunities for specific interest groups, including women, younger patients, care partners, and those who are further along on the disability continuum.   Innovative sessions will provide a glimpse of what the future holds for myositis.

There will also be opportunities for learning and sharing information with each other.  Alternative treatment options and complementary medicine will be discussed.  Practical ways to take care of yourself through exercise, diet, and helpful equipment will be presented.  Ample time has been built into the meals and breaks, so you can sit and talk with fellow attendees about shared experiences and the 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 new decade is the opportunity 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.  It’s an exciting new decade for myositis…imagine the future!

We hope to see you in Bellevue, Washington!

  • Health Professionals – ONLY

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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.