Information for Healthcare Professionals
Cure JM Foundation works closely with the medical community to raise awareness of Juvenile Myositis and spread the word about the latest research and treatments for Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and Juvenile Polymyositis (JPM). These healthcare professionals include:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Rehabilitation Medical Specialists
- Social Workers
- Child Life Specialists
Here is a brief overview of some of the important resources that Cure JM offers to the healthcare community:
Cure JM Medical Network
Join the Cure JM Medical Network and keep up-to-date on the latest Juvenile Myositis and Cure JM news, including upcoming medical conferences and grant opportunities. You can also use this process to:
- Request free Cure JM Welcome Kits for your patients
- Request free Cure JM Awareness Wristbands
- Receive your FREE e-book version of Myositis and You, the first book dedicated solely to the JM community, featuring contributions from 80 medical professionals!
Cure JM Medical Conferences
We offer Medical Conferences for physicians and the medical community with a special focus on those in pediatrics, rheumatology, dermatology, and neurology. Our next Medical Conference is a FREE CME activity offering up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™* and is scheduled for Friday, February 17th, 2017 in Austin, Texas. While the Medical Conference is free, registration is required.
Visit the Medical Conference page for registration information.
National Educational Conferences for JM Families
Cure JM's National Educational Conferences are a great way for healthcare professionals to connect with the JM Community.The next Family Educational Conference is Friday, February 17th - Sunday, February 19th, 2017 in Austin, TX.
Click here to learn more or register for the National Educational Conference.
Grants / Research Funding Opportunities
Cure JM regularly awards grants to medical professionals engaging in Juvenile Myositis research.
Click here for more information on upcoming research funding opportunities.
Research and Treatment Centers
Cure JM provides support for two major research and treatment centers:
- Cure JM Program of Excellence in JM Research at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
- George Washington University Myositis Center
Has funded or partially funded dozens of research studies into both the cause and treatment of Juvenile Myositis. These studies can be a powerful resource in your service of the JM community.
Cure JM provides outreach to JM patients and families willing to volunteer for research.
Medical Advisory Board
The Cure JM Medical Advisory Board consists of some of the world-leading experts in Juvenile Myositis research and treatment. They are available to consult with you regarding your patients affected by Juvenile Dermatomyositis or Juvenile Polymyositis, or answer any questions you might have regarding JM. Please reach out to us at for assistance.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of Seton Healthcare Family and Cure JM Foundation.
The Seton Healthcare Family is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Seton Healthcare Family designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.