About Event

In 2021, The Myositis Association will focus on “A Call To Action” as we work all month long to empower our patients to tell their myositis patient stories, to become advocates on their own healthcare journeys, to learn strategies to create increased community awareness, to become successful fundraisers, to leverage the power of volunteerism, and to become more involved in legislative advocacy. 

Event Agenda

10:45AM - 11:05am


Chrissy M. Thornton, TMA Executive Director

11:05AM - 11:40am

Opening Session (A Call To Action)

Dr. Jinneh Dyson, ThinkUP Group

11:45am - 12:45pm

Breakout Sessions

Myositis & Mental Health

Suzanne Robinson / Darcey Mamone, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Advocating For Your Healthcare Journey

Lisa Christopher Stine, MD, Johns Hopkins Myositis Center 

12:50pm - 2:15pm

General Session

Myositis Clinical Panel/Updates

Tahseen Mozzafar, MD, University of California, Irvine
Rohit Aggarwal, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh
Chris Weihl, MD, PhD, Washington University
Cheilonda Johnson, MD, MHS, University of Pennsylvania
Victoria Werth, MD, University of Pennsylvania

2:15pm - 2:30pm


2:30pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Sessions

The Power Of Telling Your Patient Story

Chrissy M. Thornton, TMA Executive Director
Myositis Support and Understanding, Myositis Canada, Myositis Association Australia, CureJM, Cure IBM

Leadership Through Legislative Advocacy

Jennifer Dexter, National Health Council 

3:35pm - 4:45pm

Breakout Sessions

Inclusion Body Myositis Updates w/Q&A

Thomas E. Lloyd, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Myositis Center

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis Updates w/Q&A

Rohit Aggarwal, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Closing Session/Announcements

Chrissy M. Thornton, TMA Executive Director


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register. Please click on the Register button at the top of the page to begin the process.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
All sessions will be recorded, and the event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. You do not need to download or install any software to participate.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a “Swag Bag” for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online Cart in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with colleagues and friends by simply entering their email.
After you login to the event, click on the “Auditorium” tab on the main navigation bar, click on the main screen to enter the webinar list. Live sessions will have a join button appear next to them.
Go to the Auditorium, click on the main screen to access the webinar agenda, scroll to the relevant webinar, click on the join button. (Note: Only live sessions at that time will have a join button).
The sessions will be shown in Eastern Time.