Special Myositis Awareness Gear and Contest: Order a TMA bandana for your pet by May 22, then take a pic and enter your cutie into TMA’s MyoMutt Contest! Email a picture of your pet, whether that is a dog, cat, bird, bearded dragon, or other pet to TMA@myositis.org by June 30! MAM items for humans also available!

May 1Myositis Awareness Month Kickoff with TMA Staff (virtual meeting)

May 3New TMA Member Orientation (virtual meeting)

May 62024 TMA International Annual Patient Conference scholarship application opens!

May 8 Empowerment Clinic – Inflammatory Myopathy: Integrating Lifestyle Medicine to Optimize How You Feel with Neha Bhanusali, MD (webinar)

May 9Amplifying the Voice of Myositis Patients at FDA hosted by TMA and TMA Women With IBM Affinity Group (virtual meeting)

May 12 – Honoring mothers with myositis with a special release of our Maternity in Myositis webinar hosted by the TMA Women of Color Affinity Group on our YouTube channel (virtual resource)

May 13Registration Opens for Rare Across America hosted by The EveryLife Foundation and RDLA (advocacy)

May 14 Disclosing Your Diagnosis to Your Employer (webinar)

May 15Myositis Symposium for Occupational and Physical Therapists hosted by TMA Southwest Florida (in-person Sarasota, FL event for OTs, PTs, OTAs, PTAs)

May 16Impact of Social Connections on Patient Health and Resilience hosted by TMA Women of Color Affinity Group (webinar)

May 16 – TMA Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting (invitation-only virtual meeting; learn more about CAC)

May 18Ask the Therapist for Care Partners hosted by TMA Care Partner Affinity Group (virtual meeting)

May 18-19Patient 360 IgNS Virtual Conference – Education & Support for Patients on Ig Therapy (virtual conference)

May 20 Pregúntale al Doctor, con la Dra. en Reumatología Francisca Bozán. Presentado por el Grupo de Afinidad de TMA “Adelante” (webinar)

May 21Myositis Research Insights with Kanneboyina Nagaraju, DVM, PhD (webinar)

May 22 Ask the Doc with Tahseen Mozaffar, MD (webinar)

May 22Last day to order TMA MAM Gear to raise awareness!

May 23TMA & Abcuro Special Event – Ask the Doc (Hybrid) and Open House (Facebook live stream and in-person networking event)

May 24TMA Research Grant program Letters of Intent Due

May 28 Raising Awareness Workshop: Explaining Myositis to Others (virtual meeting)

May 31 – TMA International Annual Patient Conference Sneak Peek: Ten Breakout Sessions, Top Travel Tips, and Excursions Details! (virtual resource)

Support and Affinity Group meetings ongoing in the month of May. Visit calendar for details!

Don’t forget to order your Myositis Awareness Month Pet Bandana, and enter the Cutest MyoMutt Contest by June 30!