Quarterly JM Medical News

The Cure JM Foundation produces a quarterly newsletter with the latest news, educational opportunities, and research updates about Juvenile Myositis. Please click below to read past issues of the Quarterly Medical Newsletter. September 2022

2023 Cure JM National Family Conference

Save the date for the Cure JM Family Conference! When: June 29-July 2, 2023. Where: Marriott Washingtonian Hotel, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Thursday, June 29–Sunday, July 2, 2023 • Washington, DC The Cure JM Family Conference is back! Join families from around the country to learn about the latest treatment and research advances to share in our hope and progress. 🎈Receive the latest updates from world-renowned researchers and physicians, including Cure JM’s Medical Advisory Board. 🎈Connect with other […]

How Important is Exercise for JM Patients While on the Path to Recovery and Remission?

Sue Maillard, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Pediatric Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Pain Juvenile myositis patients and parents of children with JM often ask how important exercise is while on the path to recovery and remission. That question was recently addressed beautifully at the Global Conference on Myositis presentation by physical therapist Sue Maillard, a foremost expert, clinical […]

Transitioning Care From Pediatric Rheumatology to Adult Care

Rebecca E. Sadun, MD, PhD Dr. Sadun is a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Duke University, a Cure JM Center of Excellence. She recently presented at the Global Conference on Myositis (GCOM) on transitioning care from pediatric rheumatology to adult care. Dr. Sadun notes several depressing statistics relating transition to adult care: Health outcomes for […]

The Mosaic of Mental Health: A Workshop for Pediatric Rheumatologists and Other Providers

Two-Part Workshop: Session Two Builds Upon Session One Cure JM Foundation in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Colorado, is proud to offer this two-part workshop to pediatric rheumatologists and other providers. CME status will be offered as well. Co-sponsors include: The Hospital for Sick Kids of Toronto; Duke University Hospital; Seattle Children’s Hospital; Dr. Susan […]

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

Doctor with parent and juvenile myositis patient.

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

Six Best Practices for the Newly Diagnosed

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In speaking with JM families, we’ve identified seven “best practices” that are absolutely crucial when you, your child and family are battling juvenile myositis.

Signs and Symptoms of Juvenile Myositis

Example images of JM symptoms including calcinosis, skin rashes, gottron papules, lipodystrophy, heliotrope eyelids, plaquenil reactions, and steroid effects.

Myositis and You

This comprehensive guide to juvenile dermatomyositis features over 450 pages with contributions from over 80 experts and medical professionals.

Juvenile Myositis Research Links

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Progress and Prognosis in Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Juvenile Dermatomyositis: A 20-year Retrospective Analysis of Treatment and Clinical Outcomes, Juvenile Dermatomyositis: A Case Study, and others.

Cure JM Medical Symposium 2022

Juvenile Dermatomyositis: Advances in Basic Research, Translational Studies and Clinical care. Hosted by Duke University and Cure JM Foundation. March 12th, 2022.

Juvenile Myositis Educational Video

This video provides an overview of juvenile myositis for families newly diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) or juvenile polymyositis (JPM).

Cure JM Foundation Highlights

Cure JM has created resources and connections for over 4,000 patients and families in 40 different countries—including regional JM family support representatives throughout the U.S.

Signs of Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens

Kids with JDM experience depression and anxiety at 2-3 times a higher rate than their peers. We hope that by outlining the common signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety, you are better able to support your children.