Apply for a Scholarship to attend the TMA Patient Conference @Home

Scheduled for September 11-13, 2020.

The Myositis Association Annual Patient Conference @Home is scheduled for September 11-13, 2020. This year’s virtual conference will enable myositis patients, caregivers, and myositis experts to come together globally. Last year, MSU started a fund in memory of Mary Jane DeLauder (MJ), a passionate patient advocate and MSU support group leader with inclusion body myositis. Mary Jane and her husband Dick were strong supporters of the Annual Patient Conference as a way of educating and fostering involvement and collaboration in the myositis community. To continue her legacy, MSU will award scholarships to numerous inclusion body myositis patients and caregivers to attend under the Mary Jane DeLauder Memorial Fund. We support the Patient Conference and want to make sure as many people as possible have the opportunity to attend virtually. Therefore, this year we will also award scholarships to patients and caregivers who are dealing with all forms of myositis

To apply you must be a registered member of MSU and a resident of the U.S.  Applications will be considered for myositis patients and caregivers who are unable to afford to attend. Applications will be accepted through August 8th and applicants will be notified the week of August 17, 2020.

Do you know someone interested in donating? Please share the Mary Jane DeLauder Memorial Fund page. The memorial fund is used to help educate and connect those living with inclusion body myositis by providing annual conference scholarships and includes their caregiver along with all fees and associated travel expenses. 

Or, donate to MSU’s general fund to help us continue working to improve the lives of myositis patients and their caregivers through our various programs.

To apply, log in to your MSU account and complete the form below. If you are not yet a registered member, register for your free membership here and then check your email for the required verification. Once you are logged in, the application form will appear on this page.

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You must be logged in to your MSU account to apply for this scholarship. To register for your free membership, see the top of the page and click Sign Up or Log In, or visit https://UnderstandingMyositis.org/register. You will receive an email requiring you to verify your membership, so be sure to check your spam and junk folders. If you require assistance, please feel free to contact us at info@understandingmyositis.org.

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