Myositis In Focus
May is Myositis Awareness Month
We have several live, online video education sessions scheduled with myositis experts during May, Myositis Awareness Month. Explore the upcoming online events and register today! More events to be added soon.
Each session requires registration. All events are free.
Myositis Support and Understanding
Empowering the Myositis Community
Myositis Support and Understanding Association (MSU), founded by Jerry Williams, a patient with polymyositis, was created after identifying a need for more patient-focused programs and services. MSU is an all-volunteer, patient-centered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting patients and caregivers affected by the Inflammatory Myopathies, which include dermatomyositis, polymyositis, necrotizing autoimmune myopathy, and inclusion body myositis, along with the juvenile forms of dermato- and polymyositis.
MSU is instrumental in helping to improve the lives of patients fighting this rare, complicated immune-mediated muscle, skin, and often multi-organ disease by being the very first patient-centered organization to offer live, online, video patient support and education sessions that simply make sense for those living with a muscle disease that involves limited mobility and with patients spread across the world.
MSU also provides a “Simply Put” education series, offers clinical trial matching, advocacy, several online support options, awareness building programs, and need-based financial assistance for patients.
Myositis Awareness Events
Live, Online Video Sessions
Promoting Awareness through Education! We have scheduled several of the myositis experts to lead live, online video sessions throughout May 2018. These sessions are open to the public, are free, and require registration.
Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine will help us kick off Myositis Awareness Month with a session about polymyositis. See all events. More are being scheduled.
MSU and Myositis: Take Action
Make a tax-deductible donation to help us move forward with our mission, vision, and goals. Empowering the Myositis Community.
We offer several online support options for patients, caregivers, family members and friends. Get the myositis support you deserve.