In this issue:

  1. The Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders Symposium, July 16 – 19, 2008 in Seattle, Washington
  2. Demoralization and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis
  3. Unkind Cytokines: A Journey from the Mind to Brain to Mind The Biological Basis of Depression
  4. Recruiting for Studies

  5. Recruiting for ACP Study: Help us to Find the Causes and Cures for TM, ADEM, NMO, MS and the other Neuroimmunologic Disorders
  6. Risk Factors for Acute Idiopathic Transverse Myelitis
  7. The Use of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Cytokine Measurements to Investigate Depression in Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases
  8. Research Volunteers Needed for a Pain Study

  10. TMA California Meeting - Saturday, February 23, 2008
  11. Retreat Weekend for teens and young adults at Victory Junction Gang Camp: October 24 – 26, 2008
  12. Douglas Kerr Receives Neurological Scholar Award
  13. Children’s Database
  14. National Family Caregivers Association
  15. Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders Finding Each Other to Share Information and Support
  16. A Motivator for Young Children to Exercise
  17. Will White Fund: Support the Accelerated Cure Project and Find the Causes and Cures for the Neuroimmunologic Disorders
  18. We’ve made our website talk! ReadSpeaker Added to
  19. Learning about TM and the other neuroimmunologic disorders: Bibliography and Videos on
  20. Support Group

  21. The Devics-Support Group
  22. Arkansas TM Support Group
  23. TM Support Group in Brazil
  24. San Diego TM Support Group
  25. TM Canada Support Group
  26. German Myelitis Society
  27. India TM Support Group
  28. Il Gruppo di Supporto per la MT in Italia / TM Support Group in Italy
  29. Michigan TM Support Group
  30. Montana TM Support Group
  31. New Jersey TM Support Group
  32. South Africa TM Support Group
  33. TM Support Group in Sri Lanka.
  34. Virginia TM Support Groups

  36. The TMA Equipment Exchange
  37. The TMA Newsletter and Journal Archives
  38. Contacting the TMA by Email
  39. Purchase Seasonal or Anytime Cards from Café Press and Support the TMA
  40. Honor the Children in Our Community and Support the TMA 
  41. Helping to Fund the Work of Your TMA


The Transverse Myelitis Association is proud to be a source of information about Transverse Myelitis and the other neuroimmunologic disorders. Our comments are based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but do not represent therapeutic recommendations or prescriptions. For specific information and advice, consult a qualified physician. The Transverse Myelitis Association does not endorse products, services or manufacturers. Such names appear in this publication solely because they are considered valuable information. The Transverse Myelitis Association assumes no liability whatsoever for the contents or use of any product or service mentioned.

The TMA does not endorse any of the medications, treatments or products reported in this newsletter. This information is intended only to keep you informed. We strongly advise that you check any drugs or treatments mentioned with your physician.

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