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GlaucomaFest: 'Medical Edutainment' to Celebrate Excellence in Patient-centered Glaucoma Care

by Santen, Wordbird, Touch, Lucid Group and Ruder Finn

Summary of work

2020 was a tough year for glaucoma specialists, who were unable to work normally or meet at international events to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences.
We were hearing the same stories from multiple sources.
“We need education and support, but please, no more webinars!”
We responded quickly to provide a solution.
We created a bespoke medical education experience with a difference. One that provided high quality, thought-provoking content, delivered through the concept of ‘medical edutainment’ to help restore enjoyment in learning.
The objective was to capture what had been lost with the demise of live events and combat webinar fatigue. We did this by recreating a live event with a festival theme. GlaucomaFest – a celebration of our love of excellence in patient-centered glaucoma management – provided a totally different, unexpected and immersive experience.
The results speak for themselves. Our hugely successful multichannel promotional campaign made 245k impressions and encouraged 2156 registrations, greatly exceeding our target of 500. We had 1379 HCPs attend the live event from 55 countries. The meeting gained glaucoma society endorsement internationally and CME accreditation.
As 98% of delegates surveyed told us they would attend a future meeting, we are already planning GlaucomaFest 2021.

Judges' comments

Impressive program at a time when HCPs were swamped with information in a digital environment. The meeting served to remind us all that HCPs are humans as well as doctors and that in a world where they are bombarded with information you can use an element of fun to help them engage with serious education to benefit patients.oi

Winner Communicating Research, Advancing Equality for All Working in MS - by Oxford PharmaGenesis for Oxford Health Policy Forum

Category Sponsors

Dr Richard White, MP PhD, Oxford PharmaGenesis - Communiqué Judge

Key dates

Entry deadline 11 March 2022
Extended entry deadline 18 March 2022
(additional fee applies)
Judging days May 2022
Awards Ceremony 7th July 2022

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