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IBM Patient Video Support Session, May 2018
May 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
IBM Patients, mark your calendar and join us for this free non-medical, patient-led, open discussion video support session with Mary Jane. Join to share experiences, ask questions, compare notes, and make new friends. See details below on how to join by video.
When: Friday, May 18th, 2018, 5PM EDT (4PM Central, 3PM Mountain, 2PM Pacific)
Where: Online – Join us from wherever you are at the time. No need to dress to impress. Join in your pajamas if you want.
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Meeting ID if requested: 648-646-552
You do NOT have to register. Simply click the button above on Friday, May 18th a little before the start time of 5PM Eastern (4PM Central, 3PM Mountain, 2PM Pacific) to join the IBM Patient Video Support Session.
This session is tailored to those diagnosed with, or suspected of having, Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) also known as sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis (sIBM).
In addition, we have a separate dedicated video support session for those with Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy, Juvenile Myositis, and other unspecified or nonspecific idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (myositis).
The needs of IBM patients vs. the other inflammatory myopathy patients tend to be different.
For IBM, there are currently no treatment options available and IBM is a more progressive disease. IBM patients will usually require a wheelchair or powerchair at some point as remission is currently not something many IBM patients will experience.
For those with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies other than IBM, discussion tends to focus around treatment, treatment side-effects, remission and flares, upcoming clinical trials for PM/DM, and other related experiences that are different for these types of myositis.
Both our IBM and our Myositis Patient video support sessions are non-medical, patient-led, open discussion sessions where you can share experiences, ask questions, compare notes, and make new friends.
For some, this will be the first time ever seeing another myositis patient in person!