NMO Resources

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation is pleased to bring you this app full of resources relating to NMO. Whether you are a patient, an advocate, or a clinician, NMO Resources is sure to help you stay informed with the latest in research and information.

First-ever Russian NMO Conference

Browse photos from the first-ever NMO conference was held in Moscow, Russia. Over 300 international attendees discussed the future of diagnosis and therapy at the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.

The Power of the Pope

Victoria Jackson, and the work of The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, was recently honored by Pope Francis in Vatican City. We created this video to mark the historic event.

March 30 — March 31, 2019 NMO International Roundtable Conference A gathering for NMO clinicians, researchers and industry leaders. April 1, 2019 NMO Patient Day Brings together the NMO community to share and learn the latest updates for NMO and its spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Hosted by Founder, Victoria Jackson and moderated by GJCF Advisor, Dr. Michael Yeaman.
2019 Rountable Conference March 30- 31. 2019 Patient Day April 1

Double the Impact

All donations to The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation are matched by the family. Learn more about how you can double your impact.

Your Blood Bank at Work

CIRCLES is a clinical research study that focuses on better understanding and enabling cures for NMO. It is the largest multi-center NMO study in the world.

A Mom on a Mission

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation was established in 2008 when her beautiful teenage daughter was first diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), a life-threatening autoimmune disease. At a time when so little was known about this rare “orphan” disorder, and when there were no existing foundations focused on solving NMO, Victoria Jackson dedicated herself to funding basic and clinical research desperately needed to better understand, treat and ultimately cure this devastating disease.


A Rare Approach to a Rare Disease

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an uncommon disease syndrome of the central nervous system (CNS) that affects the optic nerves and spinal cord. Individuals with NMO develop optic neuritis, which causes pain in the eye and vision loss, and transverse myelitis, which causes weakness, numbness, and sometimes paralysis of the arms and legs

Strategic Partnerships

From the start, we saw the need to venture beyond traditional science models: by connecting experts from around the world and across multiple disciplines; by incentivizing the sharing of research vital for life-saving discoveries in the laboratory; and by creating a global community of patients, caregivers, and physicians.

NMOtion for the Cure

Start by learning more about NMO or about our foundation. Learn about clinical trials. Start or join a support groupJoin an event. Access advocacy and fundraising tools to learn and teach others about why they should care about NMO.