Information for the Newly Diagnosed

This video contains important information for the newly diagnosed family.

The two featured physicians care for juvenile myositis (JM) patients and explain the following topics:

  • JM basics
  • Common treatments
  • Sun protection
  • Partnering with your medical team
  • Keeping track of medical records
  • Preparing for doctors’ visits
  • Seeking support

Our Two Guest Speakers, include:

  • Megan Curran, MD, is an attending physician in the Section of Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program where she organizes the training program for up-and-coming pediatric rheumatologists.
  • Dawn Wahezi, MD, MS, is Division Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology and Director of the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Wahezi is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Getting the Diagnosis. Megan Curran, MD

Getting the Diagnosis

It often takes a bit of time for children with juvenile myositis (JM) to get a proper diagnosis. This is due to the fact that

10th Symposium for Clinicians and Researchers - Juvenile Dermatomyositis

10th Annual Cure JM Medical Symposium

The 10th Annual Cure JM Medical Symposium in partnership with Duke University happened May 13th, 2023, virtually, with presentations from world-leading researchers and clinicians on

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