May is Myositis Awareness Month

What is Myositis?

Our focus is the Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies, or myositis, which includes Dermatomyositis, Inclusion Body Myositis, Polymyositis, Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy, Juvenile Myositis, and Orbital Myositis. Also, antisynthetase syndrome and MCTD. Learn more about the various types of myositis.

Myositis Basics

Myositis Awareness Month

May is Myositis Awareness Month and our theme this year is #MyositisLIFE! Check out scheduled education and support events, learn about myositis and our new site coming really soon.  There are many ways to get involved by visiting our Awareness page.


Online Events

MSU, the only myositis nonprofit offering live video support for patients and caregivers, also offers educational sessions. See upcoming live, online video education and support sessions. Online support sessions are a great way to meet others, get tips, and share experiences.

Event Listing

Myositis Events

Video Support Sessions

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May is Myositis Awareness Month

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Featured Myositis News

PR: May is Myositis Awareness Month

In observance of Myositis Awareness Month during the month of May, MSU has launched a new patient and caregiver experience website,

Myositis Awareness Month, May 2019

May is Myositis Awareness Month and we want to introduce our brand new website where your experiences get the attention they deserve and can truly make a difference.

Education and Support are key

We have hosted several myositis experts to lead live, online video sessions throughout 2018. All sessions were held online with live participation. These sessions were recorded and we hope you will take advantage of the educational opportunities these provide for you and your family members.

Find the videos on our YouTube page and share with your loved ones.

Myositis Support Community in partnership with Inspire

Announcing a new Myositis Support Community

For myositis patients and caregivers

If you are living with one of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (myositis) or you are a care partner, family member, or friend of someone who is, we invite you to join the Myositis Support Community to connect, collaborate, share stories and discuss questions and concerns, as well as to feel empowered.

Living with a rare muscle disease is hard enough. Why not get support?

Read the full announcement and learn more about MSU programs.

Join the Myositis Support Community

Register for free membership

Join us as an official member and you will receive email updates when new awareness materials are available and have your very own MSU Myositis Network account and profile, and much more. We are working to improve our onsite community, along with many other tech updates and offerings.

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MSU and Myositis: Take Action

Myositis Programs and Services

Check out the Myositis patient-centered programs and services we currently offer including education, financial assistance, and support. We are developing new programs to help myositis patients and caregivers.

See Programs we offer

Support that makes sense

We bring support directly to you! It can be tough to get out with this often-debilitating disease. Patients and Caregivers, join our newly launched 24/7 Myositis Support Community!

See support options


We learn from the experiences of other myositis patients and caregivers. Read and watch member-submitted #MyositisLIFE content, and look closer at the realities of myositis.

Explore #MyositisLIFE

Clinical Trial Matching

Easier way to view and locate myositis clinical trials. We have partnered with Antidote! Easy-to-read clinical trial information and contacts. Patients are needed for important studies.

Clinical Trial Matching

Get Involved

We are in this together! So, why not get involved? We have many opportunities available for volunteers, support group administrators, and board members.

Get Involved Today!

Myositis Resources

We take extra time to find, highlight, and create resources for those living with and caring for someone with myositis. Find your myositis resources and downloads, and share them with friends.

Get Myositis Resources

Myositis Support and Understanding

2019 Sponsors

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CSI Pharmacy
Diplomat Specialty Infusion

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