Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Upcoming Events

JOIN US! Two Upcoming Events for Juvenile Dermatomyositis Families & Patients

Online Town Hall

Friday June 2nd 1:00 p.m. Eastern Sun Protection Tips & Tricks for Summer PRESENTED BY Sheila Angeles-Han MD, MSc Physician, Division of Rheumatology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Kalyani S. Marathe, MD, MPH Division Director of Dermatology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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In-Person Family Social Event

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Join fellow juvenile dermatomyositis families for an afternoon to connect and learn with each other and physicians and researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Juvenile Myositis clinicians will discuss the latest advances in JM treatments and research, followed by a Q&A session.

Affordable and Accessible Treatments for JM

Affordable and Accessible Treatments for JM

Two special guest speakers, Michelle Vogel, MPA, IV Solutions RX, and Laurel Cherwin, BSN, RN, IgCN, Octapharma, shared information on navigating affordable treatments and care for JM patients.

The FDA’s Ruling on Vamorolone in DMD

You may have heard about yesterday’s FDA ruling, which approved vamorolone as an alternative steroid for use in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Vamorolone is a new steroid alternative with fewer side effects than prednisone. The drug aims to preserve the beneficial anti-inflammatory and muscle-strengthening characteristics of corticosteroids, while decreasing some of the unwelcome side effects, including bone fragility, delayed growth, and behavior changes.

As we learned in yesterday’s announcement, vamorolone was found to be both safe and effective as a therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in its newly approved indication.

Join Cure JM

Membership is free and we’ll connect you with a network of support, encouragement, and resources.

Cure JM supports families, patients, and the juvenile myositis research community.

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