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Fall, 2018

June 21st, 2019

2019 Update on Juvenile Myositis Care and Research

This event is FREE, and includes breakfast and lunch, but registration is required. Registration details will be avaialble at in early 2019.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify best practices in diagnosing and treating Juvenile Myositis (JM) patients.
  • Apply latest developments in myositis research to clinical care.
  • Examine specialized management issues relevant to JM patients.
  • Discuss JM case studies to make treatment plans to optimize care.

Also Announcing Cure JM's Family Conference

You and your JM patient families are also welcome to attend the Cure JM Annual Family Conference at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523 (the greater Chicago area), from June 21st - 23rd.

More details on the Family Conference may be found here:


Friday, June 21st, 2019

Breakfast and Check In:

7:30am - 8:00am

Grand Rounds at Lurie Children's Hospital:

8:00am - 9:00am

Main Program including Lunch:

9:30am - 3:30pm


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Who Should Attend:

Open to physicians and the medical community with a special focus on those in pediatrics, rheumatology, dermatology, and neurology.



Deadlines for 2019 Grants

Cure JM Early Career Grant Applications due January 31

The Cure JM Early Career Grant of $225,000 is paid over three years for clinicians/researchers who have completed pediatric rheumatology fellowships and who are seeking support for protected time to pursue research projects in juvenile myositis. M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. applicants should have completed their fellowship in pediatric rheumatology. Non-clinician Ph.D.s are also eligible. Eligible candidates will be in their first ten years of post-fellowship practice at a pediatric research hospital or institution, or in the first ten years of a tenure-track appointment at a research institution. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019.

Cure JM 2019 Research Grants

Letters of Intent and application deadlines for the 2019 Cure JM grant cycle have been announced, with Letters of Intent due May 14 and full applications June 15. The LOI is only to allow for the organization of the review process, and all projects submitting an LOI will be permitted to submit a full application.

Grants can be submitted any time after March 30, when the RFP process opens. Watch for more information to be distributed through the Medical Network, IMACS, CARRA and on the Cure JM web site.

Cure JM grants are made in concert with the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA). CARRA provides independent grant reviewers from its membership. Our thanks to CARRA for assuming this important role.

Request for Proposals Begins

March 30, 2019

Letter of Intent Deadline

May 14, 2019

Application Deadline

June 15, 2019

Review of Submitted Applications Completed

September, 2019

Anticipated Date for Notification of Awards

October, 2019

Anticipated Funding Start Date

November 1, 2019

Interested candidates for either award should contact Dr. Andrew Heaton, Cure JM Chief Scientific Officer, at

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Thank you for your contributions and dedication to the families and children who are fighting JM! Please contact Shannon Malloy at if you have any questions or would like patient support information (welcome kits and brochures) from Cure JM to give to your patient families.


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