Saturday, January 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This is a double meeting. The first half is a presentation by rheumatologist, Dr. Robin Dore, regarding ankylosing spondylitis and a new medication treatment option. The rheumatologist will be joined by a patient, who will share their experience. A light meal/refreshments will be available after a Q&A.
The second half of the meeting will be lead by Iain (the SAA Woodlands education/support group leader). The group will have our usual, less formal, roundtable discussion regarding topics that are important to attendees.
The Making My Move educational program is sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
The Woodlands United Methodist Church 2200 Lake Woodlands Dr. Room D-212 (Note: 2nd floor, south end of building)
This Group Meets the 2nd Saturday of the Odd Numbered Months. We also have an optional lunch outing afterwards.
Please RSVP, and feel free to bring your spouse, family, and friends.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Dr. John Reveille is a revered rheumatologist who has made significant contributions to the study and research of spondylitis. After his presentation, support group members had the opportunity to interact with Dr. Reveille.
Iain and his wife Jane have lived in The Woodlands for over 17 years and have been part of The Woodlands AS support group since its inception in 2008. He currently works at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the Global Engineering Technology group.
Iain has had AS for 44 years, first showing up as iritis. Fortunately he was diagnosed relatively early; it only took 10 years. He is a big advocate of staying active to ease the symptoms of AS. He recommends everyone find an activity they can handle and keep at it. He really enjoys the camaraderie of the SAA Support Group. It’s a great time of learning and encouragement.
Starting a spondylitis support group can be a fulfilling and rewarding challenge. The knowledgeable volunteers who lead SAA-Sponsored Spondylitis Educational Support Groups play a vital role by providing a forum for those with spondylitis to connect and offer support. Interested in taking on this role?
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