Town Halls

Join Cure JM and receive invitations to our monthly Town Halls. 

Our monthly Town Halls provide an open forum to let your voice be heard! We strive to create a platform that provides an open dialogue between families and JM experts on topics important to you. By joining, you will connect with leading physicians and researchers on breaking updates, hear inspiring stories from patients and learn about new programs from our leadership team. The Town Hall is your direct link to connecting and participating in the programs that are driving our mission forward! Join us today to be a force in our progress. 

Hear from a variety of speakers on topics of interest to Cure JM families, including information on the JDM basics, new treatments, the latest research updates, and other support for JM families.  

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Upcoming Town Halls
Register Today!

Join the Advocates Council Meeting this Sunday! For this Council, we invite young adults (ages 18-30) to share their experiences and move forward ideas to support Cure JM’s mission to improve treatments and quality of life for all JM patients. Your voice matters! Please register and share your thoughts with us.

October Town Hall – We are pleased to bring you two special guests to update families about drug discovery in juvenile myositis. Presenters will speak briefly and then take audience questions. Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, will update families about the process of drug discovery and development and how partnerships like Cure JM’s NCATS partnership accelerates new treatments for juvenile myositis. Eric Hoffman, Ph.D., President and CEO, ReveraGen Pharmaceutical, will bring families in to the inner circle of understanding how new drugs move through the process and the role that Cure JM, parents, patients, and grandparents plan in this process. After the call, families are invited to stay on the call for a brief meet-and-greet with other families.

Join us for the session by registering at the link below:

Monday, October 2nd 2:00 PM Eastern –

Watch Prior Town Hall Recordings

Ask the Doc - Sun Protection Tricks and Tips - Sheila Angeles Han and Kalyani Marathe

“Ask the Doc” – Sun Protection Tricks & Tips for Summer 2023

With summer underway, we are honored to share our latest “Ask the Doc” Town Hall on Sun Protection Tips and Tricks for Summer. In this session, Shelia Angeles-Han, MD, MSc, and Kalyani Marathe, MD, MPH of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, share the importance of sun protection for JM patients.

Sun Protection Tips & Tricks: What Parents, Grandparents, and Patients Need to Know

Ask The Doc: Why Exercise and Nutrition Are Important In JM with Brian Feldman MD

Ask The Doc: Why Exercise and Nutrition Are Important In JM

We are honored to share this insightful presentation and Q&A on the importance of exercise and nutrition in treating juvenile myositis with Dr. Brian Feldman of The Hospital for Sick Children and the Cure JM Clinical Care Network.

What role does exercise and nutrition play in JM treatment? When should JM patients be cleared for exercise? What effects do exercise and nutrition have on disease outcomes?