The Transverse Myelitis Association and Smart Patients

The Transverse Myelitis Association (TMA) is honored to partner with Smart Patients, an online health community for patients and caregivers across a wide range of diseases. The TMA partnership extends this community to those affected by a spectrum of rare neuro-immune diseases – Transverse Myelitis (TM), Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), and other immune-mediated disorders of the central nervous system.

The online support of the Smart Patients community complements the education and outreach programs of the TMA, which include podcasts, bi-annual symposia, local support groups, annual family camps, and the TMA website which provides comprehensive information to support those with these rare neuro-immune diseases. The TMA website includes access to a physician network specializing in these disorders.

Smart Patients was designed to create more effective access to resources for people in our community, as well as to extend these resources to an even broader group of patients. We hope to accelerate and intensify the sharing of information about treatments, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of personal experience.

Join Smart Patients, ask a question, and support others who can learn from you.

  • Learn from other patients.

    Patients often become extraordinarily knowledgeable about their disease. You can, too.
    Clare, smart patient
  • Research the latest treatments.

    Understand how advances in personalized medicine can mean better treatment and fewer side effects.
    Franck and Carol, smart patients
  • Share your story.

    Stories about living with illness deliver hope and inspiration. Share your own story.
    Chanda, smart patient
  • Find clinical trials.

    If there’s a clinical trial for you, we’ll help you find it.
    Allen, smart patient