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International Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders

The International Panel for NMO Diagnosis (IPND) recently released an updated set of guidelines for diagnosing Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) and Neuromyelitis Optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). NMO is an inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system. The guidelines for diagnosing NMO that were released in 2006 were recently revised based on research advances and an increased understanding of the disorder.

Central Texas Support Group

Hi everyone! My name is Gina Rodriguez, and I have volunteered to lead the Central Texas Support Group. I lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for about 10 years, and helped Barbara Nichols with the support group there.

Dr. Benjamin Greenberg Honored with Outstanding Teaching Award

On August 19, Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, Chair of The Transverse Myelitis Association’s Medical & Scientific Council and member of The TMA Board of Directors, was honored with the 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognizes educators in the University of Texas System for mentoring and personal commitment to students and the learning process.

Indiana is Supporting The TMA

I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis on August 13, 2013. I was admitted to 3 different hospitals for 2 weeks before my diagnosis. While I was at the hospital, my dad researched and researched about TM and tried to find me a support group. He was my fighter when I was too weak to fight.