News & Events

Event Recap | Autoimmune Neurology CME

On behalf of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Michael Levy and Dr. Marcelo Matiello, neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital and course directors, hosted the inaugural continuing medical education program, “Autoimmune Neurology”, on Friday, October 4, 2019. The CME welcomed guest of honor, Dr. Vanda Lennon of the Mayo Clinic and 40+ physicians from the New England… Read More


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Dogs of NMO 2020 Calendar

🐕 🐶 SALUTE TO SERVICE DOGS Submit high-resolution photos of your furry helpers for consideration to be featured in our 2020 Dogs Of NMO calendar Email photos of your service dogs accompanied by a brief description of you and your doggo via email ( by October 15th We can’t wait to see your helpful cuties 💕… Read More



August 23, 2019 – The Sumaira Foundation for NMO (TSF) and Connor B. Judge Foundation (CBJF) are proud to present Demystifying NMO, a podcast series aimed at simplifying scientific jargon associated with NMOSD, facilitating better understanding for patients + their caregivers, and fostering greater connectivity among the community. In May 2019, TSF and CBJF announced their partnership… Read More


EVENT RECAP | 30 Yrs of SUMZ / 5 Yrs of TSF

On July 24, 2019, we honored 5 years of TSF for NMO and celebrated 30 years of founder + executive director, Sumaira, at ROW 34. 62 guests gathered in pink & white to raise over $3,500 to fund research and illuminate the darkness of neuromyelitis optica. Congratulations to TSF board member, Lauren Michaels, on successfully… Read More


EVENT RECAP | NMO Wellness Day

On June 22, 2019, The Sumaira Foundation for NMO hosted its inaugural NMO Wellness Day, a day-long community event oriented to foster discussions around health and wellness as they relate to neuromyelitis optica. This event was sponsored by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. with delicious + healthy lunch provided by B.GOOD at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. (Click on the images below… Read More