Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in

Excellence in Communications via Meetings

Sponsored by

Back to results

Highly Commended

Act on PAH – Improve Patient Outcomes with Early Diagnosis

by NexGen Healthcare Communications for
Actelion Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd

Summary of work

Act on PAH – Improve patient outcomes with early diagnosis’was a live, interactive, educational meeting focused on reducing time to diagnosis of patients with suspected pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare, rapidly progressive, life-limiting condition.

The meeting was developed in partnership with:

  • The seven adult UK specialist pulmonary hypertension centres – a first collaboration of this kind
  • The patient organisation, Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK (PHA UK).

‘Act on PAH’ was developed, with input from PAH experts, for non-PH specialist physicians, nurses and those health professionals involved in echo. The objectives were to increase the awareness and understanding of PAH, and equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to identify and refer patients with suspected PAH earlier; resulting in earlier diagnosis, treatment and improved patient outcomes.

The dynamic programme of interactive workshops and plenary sessions, delivered through varying styles, maximised audience interaction and motivated delegates to ‘Act on’ their learnings to implement immediate changes in referral behaviour and share their knowledge with colleagues. Patient and caregiver involvement ensured an emotive and inspiring experience throughout.

This flagship event forms part of a wider ‘Act on PAH’ meetings programme to reduce time to diagnosis and ultimately improve outcomes for patients with PAH.

Judges' comments

This was a really strong entry and it had the audience from the very beginning. The testimonials were fantastic, the objectives were met and it was truly patient-centred. It was engaging and stood out for the judges.

Highly commended

Act on PAH – Improve Patient Outcomes with Early Diagnosis - by NexGen Healthcare Communications for
Actelion Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd


ART Perspectives - by emotive. for ViiV Healthcare

Developing the ‘Women’s Health Hub’ Model - by Incisive Health for Bayer Ltd

Comparing Cancer Outcomes to Drive Improvements in Patient Care - by Incisive Health for The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Category Sponsors

Key dates

Entry deadline 5 March 2020
Extended entry deadline 12 March 2020
Judging day 1 7 May 2020
Judging day 2 21 May 2020
Awards Ceremony 2 July 2020

Contact information:

For sponsorship opportunities:
Sales Team
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

General event enquiries:
Debbie Tuesley
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414243

Behind the Judging: An exclusive insight into all the major healthcare awards

Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards
Find out what co-the chair of judges Annabelle Sandeman, senior judge Neil Flash and previous award winner Jan Steele have to say on how the judging process works, what the judges focus on, tips on what helps and what distracts within an entry and get insights into how previous winners have created that stand out submission.