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Upcoming Event

Thursday, March 11, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center NMOSD Patient Day


Virtual Seminar

CBJF is proud to support:

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD): Educational Seminar for Patients, Family Members and Caregivers

Focus on Adult and Pediatric Patients

This half-day online event will include presentations by healthcare experts who will provide advances in diagnosis and care of the adult and pediatric patients living with Neuromyelitis Optica.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate the recent updates in diagnosis and management of neuromyelitis optica disease.
  • Understand available treatment options for neuromyelitis optica including management of acute relapses, disease modifying therapy, and symptomatic treatment options.
  • Understand and learn strategies for the high prevalence of mental health symptoms and disorders in chronic disease.
  • Describe the risk of COVID-19 in NMOSD patients and how the pandemic has affected NMOSD patient’s lives.

A podcast series, hosted by


Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association

In collaboration with

Sumaira FoundationConnor B. Judge Foundation

The first podcast of this series features Dr. Michael Levy who directs the NMO clinic and research laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Levy will share the history of NMOSD, the various presentations, the diagnostic process, and an overview of treatments.

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What is NMO?


Neuromyelitis Optica is a rare neurological autoimmune disease - meaning the body’s own immune cells begin to attack components of the nervous system, predominantly the optic nerve and spinal cord.

Science of NMO →Science of Autoimmunity →

Research for a Cure


All proceeds of the Connor B. Judge Foundation are used to fund research for the treatment and cure of NMO. We help support ongoing nerve repair research performed by Tesar Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University.

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Dr. Tesar explaining lab technique