February 2016

A.T.O.M.S. Newsletter  –  Vol 29 No 2

Co-Leaders:  Emily & Tom Teasdale  607-2861

Newsletter Editor:  Jody Bukacek  755-5756

Website Guru:  Alan Geiger

NEXT ATOMS MEETING

Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 2:30 P.M. till 4:00 P.M.

St Stephens Presbyterian Church

2424 NW 50th  (NW 50th & Villa)

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We are going to try again with Therapetics of Tulsa who can provide service animals to help people with many issues.

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Our day at the Capitol was a great success with a record number of people showing up to visit with our elected officials.  Even if you couldn’t join us I encourage everyone to contact their Senator and Representative asking them to support HB 2716: Protect Consumer Access to Medications during Appeals Process, sponsored by Rep Emily Virgin.

Don’t forget to sign up for our Central Oklahoma MS Walk on April 30th at Wildhorse Park in Mustang.  There will be a fundraising clinic held on March 10th at 6 PM at Hideaway Pizza, 5950 W Memorial Rd.  You can contact Stacy by calling the office or emailing her at stacy.smith@nmss.org to register.

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Integris MS Event

Mar 4, (8:30 am To 1:00 pm) Integris is holding an MS educational event titled “MS: The Science and Art of Managing a Complex Disorder”. There are number of speakers including Farhat Husain MD; see the PDF flier for details. To register, call the Integris Healthline at 405-951-2277 or use the call button below.

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Can Do MS

Feb 23, (7:00 pm CST – 8:00 pm EST) Can Do MS is having a webinar titled “Managing Your MS Symptoms With Technology” and hosted by Barbara McKeon, and Laura Coyne.

Assistive technology practitioners will share how technology can assist in the management of certain MS symptoms that may become barriers to productivity. Learn about a variety of useful tools and devices to help make work more accessible.

Please join Mark Surabian, founder/owner of ATHelp.org and Anna Lenhart, project manager with AbleData to learn how to utilize technological solutions in the workplace.

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**The webinars listed below do not have any further information at this time.**

Mar 8, (7:00 pm CST – 8:00 pm EST) Can Do MS Webinar: Your Whole Health, Your Whole Team: Managing Complex MS Symptoms

Mar 15, (7:00 pm CST – 8:00 pm EST) Can Do MS Webinar: The Complete Guide to Social Security Disability

Mar 29, (7:00 pm CST – 8:00 pm EST) Can Do MS Webinar: Home-Based Employment

Medication Seminars

As an affiliate with the National MS Society, while we do not endorse specific drugs, there are a few educational events coming up that may be of interest to you.

Feb 25, (4:00 pm To 5:30 pm) – Shared Solutions (Copaxone) is sponsoring an event “The Importance of Making a Commitment to Your Health”, at the Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar; 1845 NW Expressway; Oklahoma City, 73118. Call 800-887-8100 or click on the “Call” button below from your smartphone for more information or to register.

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Mar 16, (6:30 pm To 8:00 pm) – Genzyme (Lemtrada) is sponsoring an educational event titled “Getting To Know Lemtrada” and Gabriel Pardo MD will be the speaker. It will be held at Saltgrass Steak House; 1445 West I-240 Service Road; OKC, OK 73159. For reservations call 1-866-682-7502 , reference program TR3440908 or use the “Info” button link below.

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Mar 21, (6:30 pm To 8:00 pm) – Genzyme (Lemtrada) is sponsoring an educational event titled “Getting To Know Lemtrada” and Ronald Murray will be the speaker. It will be held at Olive Garden; 117 Ed Noble Parkway; Norman, OK 73072. For reservations call 1-866-682-7502 , reference program TR3440758 or use the “Info” button link below.

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Mar 23, (11:00 am To 1:00 pm) – Genzyme (Aubagio) is sponsoring an educational event at Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant; 2905 West Memorial Road; OKC, OK 73134. Ronald Murray will be the speaker discussing relapsing forms of MS, provide an overview of a once-daily oral therapy called Aubagio, and inform patients of available support. For reservations call 1-866-703-6293, reference program TR3424128 or use the “Info” button link below.

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“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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