July 2016

A.T.O.M.S. Newsletter  –  Vol 29 No 7

Co-Leaders:  Emily & Tom Teasdale  607-2861

Newsletter Editor:  Jody Bukacek  755-5756

Website Guru:  Alan Geiger


Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. till 5:00 P.M.

Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

2652 W. Britton Rd.

Oklahoma City OK 73120


Join us this Sunday at Johnnie’s for a late lunch/early dinner.  This is one of our very casual months where there is no specific topic and we can all just sit around and visit and enjoy a nice meal.  Please note that we are meeting an hour later than normal.

There is still time to sign up for our 10th Smarty Pants Trivia Night at 6 PM on Aug 4th at the Oklahoma History Center.  Call Pam Hudson at the office (463-4863) if you are interested.


Bike MS is fast approaching for Sep 24-25th when hundreds of riders will be making their way from Norman, spend the night in Guthrie and then on to Stillwater the following day.  We are always looking for volunteers either day and I am pretty sure Tom can hook you up if you are interested.

If you are on facebook, our Blooms and Grooms folks have started a page and it is a good place to keep up with different pharmaceutical programs and activities.

The Society just sent out the save the date cards for Getaway Weekend at Post Oak Lodge in Tulsa for Oct 14-16th.  The theme this year will feature a murder mystery dinner.  The only thing you are required to pay is your way there and your room.  All activities and meals the rest of the weekend are free.  Reservations are NOT open yet but word should be coming soon.


Can Do MS Webinars

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

Sep 13, (7:00 pm CST) Can Do MS Webinar: Health Insurance


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.

Sep 10, (11:00 am To 1:00 pm) – Genzyme (Aubagio) is sponsoring an educational event at Crowne Plaza; 2945 Northwest Expressway; Oklahoma City, OK 73112. 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 TR375496 or use the “Info” button link below.

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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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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. –  Albert Camus

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