This symposium will be focused on current strategies and research projects addressing opportunities for recovery of function after CNS damage. The symposium will be held on Oct 25-26, 2013 at University of Texas at Southwestern campus in Dallas, TX.

From the first Transverse Myelitis International Symposium held in Seattle in 1999 to the first Rare Neuro-immunologic Disorders Symposium, which was held in Baltimore in 2004, these education programs have offered a unique clinical and research program for patients, families and the medical and research community. These events are extremely important and beneficial for the exchange of information regarding research and treatment strategies, as well as providing an opportunity to bring together the patient and medical community.

The focus of the 2013 two-day education program is on repair, recovery and restorative therapies.  We have framed the agenda around five themes: rehabilitation, drug-based functional recovery, surgical repair strategies, drug-based repair therapies and cell based repair strategies. The symposium is open to individuals diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, Acute Disseminated Encephalitis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Optic Neuritis, Autoimmune Encephalitis and other immune disorders of the central nervous system; along with families and caregivers and the medical and research community. Participants will also have the opportunity to enroll in a longitudinal natural history study.

Make sure to browse through the agenda to learn more about all the different topics being covered.

You can find a summary of this year’s fees here. If you’re a member of The TMA, please click here to register for the event. If you’re not a member you have two options: either hurry and become one, or click here to register for the symposium and pay the regular fee. If you don’t feel comfortable using the internet to register for the symposium, you can always opt for the traditional method: download our registration form and send it to us along with a check to:

The Transverse Myelitis Association
1787 Sutter Parkway
Powell OH 43065-8806

The Embassy Suites Hotel in Dallas –Market Center, is offering our participants discounted room rates of $99 + tax for Standard King or Double Rooms. Please contact Kodee Walker, Sales Coordinator at phone 214-962-1625 Or by email to make your reservations. The rate availability is subject to room availability. Reserve your room early!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Dallas in October 2013!