Annette McKinnon @anetto

Patient Leader

Over 30 years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Work was my major focus - when you can't do everything you want, many of us concentrate on what is practical. Once I started to get involved in public, on health communities and with my blog it was exhilarating. I went to MedX and am lucky enough to have a Walking Gallery jacket. The story on my jacket has become a jumping off point. Now I am dedicated to furthering the voice of the patient. We the patients, caregivers and public are the largest stakeholders in healthcare and we should be at the table where decisions are made, as well as being involved in research teams as partners and in choosing research priorities

Nominations

Best in Show: Twitter Healthcare Collaborator: Patient

Annette is a Twitter maven, active and engaged in the rheumatoid arthritis community. She shares important research and participates in many Twitter chats. She seems to know everyone and is generous in sharing the accomplishments of others in the community.  — Lene

Annette McKinnon @anetto

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