Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in

Excellence in Professional Education Programmes

Sponsored by

Back to results


Arena for Immunology

by Lucid for AbbVie

Summary of work

Arena for Immunology

Clear overlap exists in the clinical experiences and needs of specialist nurses treating inflammatory diseases in dermatology, rheumatology and gastroenterology. Established in 2005 and led by top UK specialist nurses, Arena is a cross-therapy nurse education programme that aims to empower specialist nurses to make a difference in the delivery of immunology care.

Approximately 150 specialists attend Arena national events yearly, and hundreds more are reached through regional vehicles. The programme consistently receives very positive feedback, but the Steering Committee was keen to advance Arena into a practice-changing initiative. Utilising latest academic thinking, developed in partnership with an advisory board of psychologists, Arena has evolved into a multichannel programme that changes clinical practice and improves patient outcomes.

A recent email survey of past Arena participants highlighted real-life change in:

  • Appropriate treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis: 80%
  • Standardised disease assessments in rheumatoid arthritis: 90%
  • Innovative approaches to biologic therapy monitoring in IBD: 88%
  • Collaborative working: 78%
  • Improving communication with patients: 87%
  • Commissioner engagement: 23%.

To further demonstrate change and encourage more Arena-inspired innovations in clinical practice, the Arena ‘Network for Change’ poster session was introduced. Submitted posters detail specific real-life changes in clinical practice as a direct result of Arena.

Judges comments

AbbVie’s Arena programme really stood out amongst the crowd. It’s a comprehensive, multichannel programme that’s developed over a number of years and has shown real, demonstrable behavioural change which has led to real clinical improvement for many patients across the country. It’s a great example of collaborative working across three therapy areas.

Highly commended

Treat to Target - by Lucid for AbbVie

View the Communiqué Awards 2014 Photos

Category Sponsors

Key dates

Entry deadline 10th March 2023
Extended entry deadline 17th March 2023
(additional fee applies)
Judging days 4th, 5th and 19th
May 2023
Awards Ceremony 6th July 2023

Contact information:

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

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

Entry and dinner booking enquiries:
Charlotte Garnade
Tel: 01372 414253