The Woodlands Support Group

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 am-11:30 am

TOPIC: The Disease of Ankylosing Spondylitis, Overview of New Study, Q&A 

GUEST SPEAKER : Tamar Brionez, MD

Dr. Brionez, a local Rheumatologist, is helping conduct a study of a new oral treatment for Spondyloarthritis. First, she’ll cover some basic information about AS, then she’ll explain the new study. The Q&A session is open to any topic, so bring your questions. She’ll be ready for you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a race that morning and Lake Woodlands Drive will be closed west of the church.

If you’re coming from the I-45 side you should be fine. If you’re approaching from the west, avoid Lake Woodlands.

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Meeting Location

The Woodlands United Methodist Church
2200 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Room D-212 (Note: 2nd floor, south end of building)

Meeting Schedule

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

Saturday July 8, 2017

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.

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Group Leader

Iain McDonald
(936) 524-1681

About Iain McDonald, The Woodland's Support Group Leader

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.

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