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The Myositis Association, founded in a patient's basement in 1993, has grown to be the major force in addressing the complex diseases known as the inflammatory myopathies. It is governed by a board of directors. A medical advisory board includes world authorities on myositis research and treatment. TMA's mission is to provide support to myositis patients and their families; provide connections between the medical advisory board and the general medical and patient communities; and to increase funding to support myositis research.
TMA offers its members tools for advocacy: public recognition of myositis, increased research funding, greater access to care, and better coverage and reimbursement for treatment.
TMA provides funding to emerging and established researchers who are seeking answers to the mysteries surrounding myositis. TMA is committed to continuing its research program to increase understanding, find better treatments and, ultimately, a cure.
This organization has completed the National Health Council’s Standards of Excellence Certification Program and meets the highest standards of accountability, ethical practice, organizational effectiveness, and good public stewardship.
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