Partnerships in Developing New JM Treatments

In October, Cure JM had two speakers give an update about drug discovery in juvenile myositis. Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, updated families about the process of drug discovery and development and how partnerships like Cure JM’s NCATS partnership accelerate new treatments for juvenile myositis. Eric Hoffman, Ph.D., President and CEO, of ReveraGen Pharmaceutical, brought families into the inner circle of understanding how new drugs move through the process and the role that Cure JM, parents, patients, and grandparents play in this process.

Click the link above to watch the informative presentation.

Balancing Work and Caregiving: Strategies for Working Parents of Children with Juvenile Myositis

Balancing the demands of a career with the responsibilities of caregiving is a challenging task for any parent. For those with a child diagnosed with juvenile myositis (JM), a rare autoimmune disease affecting children, the challenge is heightened. Juggling work commitments while providing the necessary care and support for a child with JM can be taxing. In this article, we hope to provide you with a few effective strategies and insights to help working parents navigate this delicate balance.

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

Traveling with JM

Planning a trip or vacation can be challenging, especially when you have a child with juvenile myositis. With spring break and summer break just around the corner, the pressure might be even greater. However, at Cure JM, we want to help ensure that you and your child can enjoy all the delights of a vacation with minimal stress.

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