May 2016

A.T.O.M.S. Newsletter  –  Vol 29 No 5

Co-Leaders:  Emily & Tom Teasdale  607-2861

Newsletter Editor:  Jody Bukacek  755-5756

Website Guru:  Alan Geiger


Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 12:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M.

Edwards Park Pavilion

1515 N. Bryant


Edwards Park Pavillion

This month is our pot luck picnic and something you can come and go as you like.  Kim & Jane will be providing the hamburgers and I will bring ice, drinks and side fixings for the burgers.  The park/pavilion is accessible from Bryant or the east side frontage road of I-35 north of NE 10th.

Don’t forget that Aug 4th is our 10th annual Smarty Pants Trivia Night.  For more information contact Pam Hudson at (405) 463-4863.



Can Do MS Webinars

Jun 14, (7:00 pm CST) Can Do MS Webinar: Traveling With MS.

Jul 12, (7:00 pm CST) Can Do MS Webinar: Managing Symptoms: Spasticity

Aug 9, (7:00 pm CST) Can Do MS Webinar: Mood in MS.


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.

May 19, (6:00 pm To 9:00 pm) – Genzyme (Aubagio) is sponsoring an educational event at Olive Garden; 117 Ed Noble Parkway; Norman, OK 73072. Tania Reyna MD, 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 TR3539348 or use the “Info” button link below.

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May 24 (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm) – Acorda make of Ampyra is hosting an event at LaBaguette Bistro; 7408 N. May Avenue; Oklahoma City, 73116, with speaker Tania Reyna MD. Call 800-397-8082 to register for the event. RSVP by Thursday, May 19, 2016.

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May 25 (6:30 pm To 8:00 pm) – Sanofi Genzyme the maker of Lemtrada is hosting a free seminar at DeDraffs 3900 N. Harrison Rd; Shawnee. Gabriel Pardo MD will be the speaker. For reservations call 1-866-682-7502 or click on the “Info” button for online reservations and more information.

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May 25 – Shared Solutions maker of Copaxone is sponsoring an event at Ted’s Cafe Escondido; 2836 Northwest 68th; OKC, OK 73116. For reservations call 1-800-887-8100.

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Above MS by Biogen is brought to you by Biogen and offers both webinars and live events. For more information visit and click on events.

May 18, 2:00 pm Webinar The Importance Of Staying On Therapy

May 19, 2:00 pm Webinar MS 101 For The Newly Diagnosed

May 24, 7:00 pm Webinar Navigating The Healthcare System

June 8, 7:00 pm Webinar Finding A Therapy That’s Right For You

June 15, 7:00 pm Webinar MS 101 For The Newly Diagnosed

June 22, 7:00 pm Webinar The Importance Of Staying On Therapy

Aug 11, 6:15 pm Biogen is hosting a live event at the Deep Fork Grill; 5418 North Western Ave; Oklahoma City, OK 73118, with speaker Biogen, MS Expert Dr. Sean Milligan. He will discuss such topics as the possible causes of relapsing MS, what MRI scans show, and the effects of MS on the nervous system. You’ll also learn about a treatment option, as well as support services from the Above MSTM program. To register call (866) 955-9999. Event ID 48310

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Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
 Norman Vincent Peale

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