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Communicating with your doctor as a Myositis patient
May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDTFree
New Series with Medical Advisor Salman Bhai M.D.
Managing Your Care Starts With You
Join us for Episode 1 – Communicating with your doctor as a Myositis patient
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
In our first webinar, we will talk more about how the patient /doctor relationship is changing in myositis. What should you expect? How do you make your voice heard? Dr. Bhai welcomes your questions.
About joining this webinar
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click the Register button above to get started. After registration, you will receive an email containing all information needed to join the webinar at the scheduled time and date.
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SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS DURING REGISTRATION. When you register to attend this webinar, please enter your questions for Dr. Bhai in the Questions & Comments field as they relate to the topic of the webinar. Please understand if we are unable to get to all questions during the webinar. Also, please indicate if you would like to ask your question live.
Managing Your Care Starts With You
A webinar series launching in May, Myositis Awareness Month
Join us in welcoming Dr. Bhai for a New Series called – Managing Your Care Starts With You, a webinar series starting in May that over the coming months will explore how doctors today are taking a patient-centered approach to managing the care of our diverse myositis community. We hear a lot about patient-centered care, patient-centered research, patient-centered outcomes, but what does it really mean for the myositis community, for research and drug development, and for your care?
In subsequent webinars, Dr. Bhai and others will tackle such care topics as:
- When You are at Risk – Care strategies on different topics -cancer screening, dysphagia, ILD, emotional health, underserved myositis communities
- Managing Your Care Team
- The Rollercoaster of Flares
- The Pain is Real – a review of MSU’s 2019 survey of over 450 patients on Pain and Opioids, what current research is telling us about pain, and current thinking on treating pain, real-life strategies
- The Alphabet Soup of Myositis Antibodies – what are they and what do they tell us about managing our care
Myositis Patients and Families Come First: Introducing Dr. Salman Bhai
Dr. Bhai has been working together with MSU over the last year, collaborating on myositis patient-centered research, patient education, grants, and improving care by listening to patients and caregivers, and in May 2021, Dr. Bhai officially joined the board as Medical Advisor.
Dr. Bhai is eager to meet the patients and caregivers in the myositis community. In the meantime, we posed several questions to him to help you get to know him and learn about his vision.
Read the article Dr. Bhai wrote last year and get to know him.
About Salman Bhai, M.D.
Dr. Salman Bhai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Faculty Member at the Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He earned his B.S. in mathematics at Duke University and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, where he earned multiple research grants. He completed his internship, neurology residency, and neuromuscular fellowship at Harvard: internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and residency and fellowship in a joint program between Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is grateful for the unique neuromuscular mentorship, training under several neuromuscular experts including Drs. Anthony Amato and Steven Greenberg (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) and Drs. William David, Amanda Guidon, and Reza Seyedsadjadi (Massachusetts General Hospital), amongst several others.
Dr. Bhai specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. He specifically focuses on patients with inflammatory and metabolic myopathies as well as those with immune checkpoint inhibitor complications.
His research focuses on understanding how muscles communicate with other organ systems, particularly when muscle is inflamed, like in myositis. The goal of his research is to better understand, diagnose, and treat patients with myositis. This will be achieved through exercise and muscle physiology studies of myositis patients by analyzing biospecimens for molecular perturbations. He also will offer clinical trials for myositis patients.
Dr. Bhai is dedicated to helping patients and their families understand and navigate difficult conditions by providing world-class clinical care.
Dr. Bhai’s Bio and Contact information is available at https://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/83540/salman-bhai.html.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) Research Approach
Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) Research Approach