Thursday, June 16, 2022
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (central)
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with lupus for decades, there is always something new to learn about how to live well with lupus. This webinar, led by Joanne Mitchell-McLaren, RN, BSN, MSN, NP, Patient Engagement Liaison with GSK, will help you better understand lupus, how to track and report your symptoms, and how to work with your healthcare team. Joanne will also share tools and resources available through GSK Us in Lupus to assist you in living well with lupus.
About the Presenter
Joanne Mitchell-McLaren, RN, BSN, MSN, NP is a Patient Engagement Liaison (PEL) with GSK. She has worked for more than 40 years caring for patients in the pediatric, adults, and octogenarian areas, including the specialties of allergy and asthma, cardiology, dermatology, ENT (ears, nose, & throat), neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, pulmonary, and urology. Also, Joanne has worked 22 years within the pharmaceutical industry supporting patients and their healthcare providers.
Joanne obtained her first nursing license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the young age of 17 years old. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY Brockport and a Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner (NP) degrees from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has a strong passion for educating and advocating for patients and caregivers. Throughout her career she has become a true Ambassador for those without a voice or who are often overlooked and lack access to health care, which has fueled a fire within her for years.
Joanne has worked in unmet communities helping those who have little to no healthcare. She has also worked in local churches to change the lives of their congregants to live healthier lives. Joanne’s proudest accomplishments include being a mother to two beautiful children and a wife of 30 years to her wonderful husband. She believes the greatest gift one can provide to others is the gift of a servant. Her passion is advocating and empowering others, traveling, healthy living, reading, and sitting by any ocean. Also, having the honor to positively impact patients’ lives and potentially improve their quality of life through education and advocacy regardless of diagnosis, neighborhood one resides in or any other health disparity reason.