Announcing the 2019 Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium!

Since our very beginnings in 1994, the Transverse Myelitis Association has made it our priority to increase education and understanding of rare neuro-immune disorders. Our first symposium took place in August 1999 in Seattle, Washington. It was the first gathering of clinicians, scientists, and people diagnosed with a rare neuro-immune disorder to discuss these disorders and share information. The TMA’s symposium has become a regular event, occurring every other year, that brings our community together and fosters the spread of the most up-to-date information about these disorders. It also allows our community to share stories and build connections.

The TMA is excited to announce that our 2019 Rare Neuro-Immune Disorders Symposium (RNDS) will take place from September 19-21 in Columbus, OH. Attendees will meet at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Columbus to learn from experts about ADEM, AFM, MOG-Ab disease, NMOSD, ON, and TM. Presentations will include disorder-specific overviews, symptom management strategies, research updates, and more. Individuals who are diagnosed with a rare neuro-immune disorder will also be given the opportunity to meet and participate in community-building and support for one another. The symposium also offers attendees the opportunity to meet the medical experts in the field of rare neuro-immune disorders and to ask questions related to their disorder.

We encourage all our members, their family members, and medical professionals interested in learning about these disorders to attend. You can register for the 2019 RNDS here. If you have any questions, please email us at We can’t wait to see you in Columbus!

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