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Patients Front and Center at the 2018 TMJ Patient-Led RoundTable

It is still all too fresh in the minds of many patients. Fifty years ago, between the 1970s and 1980s, some 10,000 TMJ patients received Vitek jaw implant devices.

Funding Opportunities now available for the NIH Common Fund’s Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures program

The NIH Common Fund's Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures program aims to understand the biological characteristics underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain and what makes some people susceptible and others resilient to the development of chronic pain.

Opportunity to Voice Your Opinion: U.S. Government Officials Want To Hear from Patients with Pain

FDA Public Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Chronic Pain On July 9, 2018, FDA hosted a public meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Chronic Pain. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/15/2018-10284/patient-focused-

Consider Including the TMJA in Your Financial Planning

We were recently contacted by Tom P. who informed us that he was including The TMJ Association (TMJA), in his financial planning. Tom wrote the following for us to share with our readers:

The Scoop on TMD Pharmaceuticals

Let's say the National Institutes of Health just handed us a multi-million dollar grant to get to the bottom of TMD and find a cure once and for all. I mean, we could start handing out heating pads left and right, but that kind of relief can only get us so far. Whenever I try a different form of therapy or medication, I like to think about the biology, right down to the cellular and molecular level. Why are the cells that make up my jaw region being such jerks?

TMJ SUPPORT COMMUNITY

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Online Support Community

The TMJ Association is pleased to partner with Inspire to bring you the TMJ Café, a free online support network and discussion community for those with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). We invite you to meet others like you, share experiences and tips for getting through the day, and give and receive support.   

With more than 100 national patient organization partnerships and over one million members, Inspire has created the most authentic platform for patient engagement. Inspire's moderators maintain 24/7 vigilance assuring a safe and secure site for our community.

Connect today!

  • Go to: TMJ.Inspire.com
  • Click on the button "Join This Community"
  • Follow the basic instructions and register yourself
  • Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email
  • If you have any registration questions or problems, contact Inspire's help desk

 

Individual Patient Support

A number of individuals have consented to be contacted by other TMJ patients for this purpose. Support Contacts are TMJ patients who understand the physical, financial, emotional, and social issues you may be experiencing. If you would like to speak with a TMJ Support Contact, please e-mail us at info@tmj.org.