Bringing together professionals from across healthcare and pharma communications, Lions Health seeks to challenge norms and motivate change in these highly innovative yet fiercely regulated industries. From chief creative officers to digital medicine leaders, a host of experts examine the intersection of health, creativity and technology, and inspire the industry with fresh, forward-thinking ideas.
"The fact that you had creativity, inspiration, and other topics that are so fundamental and impact you in a very profound and meaningful way. I thought I had to be here."
Milind Kamkolkar, Chief Data Officer, Sanofi
Life-changing creativity is explored across three stages and two days of thought-provoking sessions that examine key trends and issues in healthcare communications. Demos of world-changing tech and health-centric exhibitions allow people to get a feel for the industry’s future. Two specialist awards celebrate stand-out healthcare and pharma communications, and meeting, mingling and sharing ideas is made easy with a busy programme of networking events.
Managing Partner, Health Hacker, Advisor
Health Unlimited/Search Unlimited
Head of Digital Strategy, Global Clinical Operations, Biogen
Vishal Nangalia MD PhD
NHS Clinical Entrepreneur in Machine Learning/AI, NHS
Exective Director, Creative and Innovation, Havas Life Medicom
"Things I like most about Lions Health is that I get to see the people who are really involved in the creativity behind the scene of a campaign or an idea that really changes something in the healthcare world."
Two specialist Lions award creativity in pharma and healthcare communications, engaging with healthcare professionals, patients and consumers
Health & Wellness
The Health & Wellness Lions honour creative excellence in consumer healthcare, from branded products through to public health, education and awareness.
The Pharma Lions are awarded to creative communications that inform and engage health practitioners, patients and targeted consumers
"I was honoured to be a part of the inaugural Health Lions jury in 2014 and now, presiding over the same category, I am extremely eager to see how far the wind of change has carried healthcare creativity."
Mike Rogers, Creative Partner, Serviceplan Health & Life
Health & Wellness jury
The Health & Wellness Lions jury brings together professionals from across the healthcare communications sphere – all of whom are strong advocates for boundary-breaking creativity.
President: Mike Rogers
Creative Partner, Serviceplan Health & Life, Germany
Creative Director, Dentsu, Japan
VP Associate Creative Director, Art - Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, United States
Executive Vice President, Cohn & Wolfe, United States
Executive Creative Director, TBWA\WorldHealth London, United Kingdom
Creative Director, Havas Life, São Paulo
EVP, Global Chief Creative Officer, greyhealth group, Global
Creative Partner, YOLO, Australia
Executive Creative Director, Hamell, United Kingdom
Executive Vice President, Global Director of Digital Health, Weber Shandwick, Global
EVP, Managing Director, Executive Creative Director, Area 23, United States
"Make no mistake, health is a great space in which to work, and I'd challenge anyone to say good work is not possible because the health industry is so highly regulated."
June Laffey, Executive Creative Director, McCann Health
The Pharma Jury
The Pharma Lions jury includes some of the industry’s most highly-regarded specialists who provide a balance of knowledge and expertise.
President: June Laffey
Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Australia
Chief Creative Officer, Medulla Communications, India
The Young Lions Health Award in association with UNICEF is back for 2017, seeking out the next generation of young talent in creative communications. This year’s competitors will once again put their creativity to the test on a brief set by UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation working for children in danger. Find out more...
The 2016 Winners
More than 100 campaigns leading the way in injecting creativity into the world of healthcare communications were recognised and celebrated at the Festival. You can see every winner with complete credits in The Cannes Lions Archive.
2016 Grand Prix winners
Pharma Grand Prix for Philips and Ogilvy & Mather, London
Health & Wellness Grand Prix for
Pearson and FCB Inferno, London
Grand Prix for Good for Macma and David, Buenos Aires