Now that we have the best of the best in patient advocacy nominated for the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards, it’s time for the voting to commence!
We’re proud to announce we’ve received close to 2,500 nominations and almost 30,000 endorsements this WEGO Health Award’s season. We’re blown away by the work of these tremendous patient leaders. The nominees have inspired us all here at WEGO Health and, once again, reminded us why we do what we do.
We’re excited to share the top 5 finalists within each WEGO Health Award category with you. Click here to view the 2017 nominees.
Join us as we celebrate ALL the nominees this WEGO Health Awards Ceremony.
Celebrating Patient Leaders Schedule of Events
Patient Leader Online Flashmob
We’re having a Patient Leader virtual flashmob to kick off our WEGO Health Awards celebration. We’re asking all #PatientLeaders to support our Thunderclap campaign to highlight the importance of the patient voice and the start to our fabulous celebration! Don’t be left out – Join now.
Virtual Celebration October 11th – 13th, 2017
To ensure that Patient Leaders across the globe can participate, we’ll hold our virtual WEGO Health Awards celebration October 11th – 13th, 2017. During these 3 action packed days, we’ll be hosting twitter chats and have many chances for you to interact with other Patient Leaders.
Join us everyday at 1pm for a new #WEGOHealthChat. All finalists, community members and Patient Leaders are welcome! Check out the topics below so you can come to each chat with fresh ideas.
|Wednesday October 11, 2017||
Life of a #PatientLeader
|We’re jumping into day 1 discussing something we can all relate to, Life as a Patient Leader. All are welcome to discuss their why behind their advocacy and the ups and downs that come along the way. Come ready to share your stories, tips and greatest lessons as a #PatientLeader!
|Thursday October 12, 2017||
#PatientLeader Network: Meeting of the Minds
|The online health community is a vast network of hard working Patient Leaders like yourself! Often within advocacy, community leaders and patients stay strictly within our condition area. However, admiring and learning from Patient Leaders in other communities only makes the patient voice grow stronger. We’ll be discussing how we can break the silos between online health communities and come together to be the strong and unified patient voice we all wish to see.
|Friday October 13, 2017||
Selling Yourself As a Professional Patient Leader
|Patient Leaders are entering the healthcare industry by storm and healthcare companies are starting to catch on. But now what? How do you brand yourself as a professional Patient Leader? What skills must you develop to begin collaborating with start ups and corporations? How can you get in contact with companies hoping to work with Patient Leaders? We invite all Patient Leaders to join as as we discuss tips, offer ideas and share insights as to how you can transform yourself to a professional Patient Leader.|
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
And now, what we’ve all been waiting for! Who will win the 2017 WEGO Health Awards?!
We will be announcing award winners everyday Wednesday – Friday at 11am and 4pm streaming live on our Facebook page. Please review the schedule below for details and plan to tune in and engage with us as we announce the winners.
|11am||Best in Show: Blog
Best in Show: Community
Best in Show: Facebook
|Best in Show: Podcast
Best in Show: YouTube
Best Team Performance
|Advocating For Another
Rookie of The Year
Patient Leader Hero
|4pm||Best In Show: Instagram
Best in Show: Twitter
|Best Kept Secret
Hilarious Patient Leader
|Healthcare Collaborator: Company
Healthcare Collaborator: Patient
Winner Prize Packs
We’re excited to announce that each of our award winners will be invited to the 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit to acknowledge their achievements.
Our 16 lucky winners will receive:
- Attendance to 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC – Value $990
- $500 Travel stipend to attend the 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit
- Fee Waiver of first (or next) Experts engagement
- Personalized Award given out at WEGO Health Awards Dinner during the 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit
WEGO Health Awards Live Celebration
This year we’ve partnered with World Congress to help host the 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC October 23rd – 24th, 2017. Click here to learn more about the summit.
The Summit will feature the annual WEGO Health Awards, live and in-person for the first time. This is something that WEGO Health has dreamed about since the inception of the awards program six cycles ago.
Each of the 6th Annual WEGO Health Award winners will be invited to the WEGO Health Awards ceremony dinner which will take place October 23rd, 2017.
Want to attend the Summit as well? We’re happy to offer a $200 savings on your registration when you use promo code “WH200” upon registering. Learn more and register here.
Share the Social Love
Don’t forget to use the #WEGOHealthAwards for any social media posts or pictures. Feel free to use the tweets below to share your excitement for the WEGO Health Awards
There are a lot more exciting details to come! Make sure to check back often as we update the schedule of events.
Congratulations to all of the 6th Annual WEGO Health Award Nominees! We can’t wait to see who will be this year’s 16 WEGO Health Award Winners.