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1994 – 2000

December 9, 1996

Registration of TMA non-profit status

1996

Establishment of the TM Internet club

1997

Launch of TMA’s official website

January, 1997

Publication of First Newsletter

August 12 – 15, 1999

1st International TMA Symposium in Seattle, WA

October, 1999

The Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center established in Baltimore, MD

1999

Establishment of TMA National and International Support Groups

TM awareness days commissioned by support groups in the US

2000 – 2005

August 19 – 22, 2001

2nd International TM Symposium in Baltimore, MD

July, 2002

1st Children’s and Family Workshop in Columbus, OH

August, 2002

Transverse Myelitis Consortium Working Group publishes Proposed Diagnostic Criteria and Nosology of Acute TM

July 17 – 19, 2003

TMA Strategic Planning Meeting in Seattle, WA

August 18th, 2004

Establishment of The Johns Hopkins Project RESTORE

August 19 – 22, 2004

Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium in Baltimore, MD
2006 – 2011

January, 2006

Publication of First Journal

November, 2006

Young Adults Retreat at Victory Junction Gang Camp

July 20 – 23, 2006

Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium in Baltimore, MD

Fall 2006

Establishment of the James T. Lubin Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Award

August 18 – 24, 2007

TMA Family Camp at Victory Junction Gang Camp

July 16 – 19, 2008

Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium in Baltimore, MD

October, 2008

Young Adults Retreat at Victory Junction Gang Camp

January, 2009

TM and NMO Center established at UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Fall, 2009

TMA joins the social media revolution with Facebook and a Youtube Channel

August 12 – 16, 2009

TMA Family Camp at Victory Junction Gang Camp

September 24 – 26 2010

Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium travels to Dallas, TX
2012 – Current

January, 2012

TMA brings on board an Executive Director

July, 2012

James T. Lubin Fellow announced at UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

August 1 – August 5, 2012

Annual TMA Family Camp at The Center of Courageous Kids

October 21 – 23, 2013

Rare Neuro-immunologic Disorders Symposium travels to Dallas, TX

July 24 – 28, 2013

Annual TMA Family Camp at The Center of Courageous Kids

April, 2013

Start of the TMA Walk-Run-N-Roll Campaign

Summer, 2014

1st James T. Lubin Fellow establishes a rare neuro-immune disease center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

July 23 – 27, 2014

Annual TMA Family Camp at The Center of Courageous Kids

Summer, 2014

Collaboration with Smart Patients, an online community where patients and caregivers learn from each other about treatments, clinical trials, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience.

Fall, 2014

Launched CAPTURE: Collaborative Assessment of Pediatric Transverse Myelitis: Understand, Reveal, Educate, is an innovative, a multi-center, pediatric transverse myelitis study led by Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS, Director of the TM and NMO Center at UTSW in Dallas, TX.