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Media Awards 2018

Victor Chang Media Awards 2018

18 December 2018

The Victor Chang Media Award is Australia's most prestigious award for excellence in reporting and raising awareness about heart disease.

The awards are open to all journalists in Australia. Entries can cover any aspect of heart disease, from research, treatment and prevention to the emotional, social or economic impacts of the condition.

Jane, Norman & Bob at the Awards

Keeping the public informed of our progress and advances in medical research is very important. We strongly believe the media plays a vital role in educating the public about the impact of heart disease.

The judges have presented the 2018 Victor Chang Media Award to ABC Radio National’s Dr Nomran Swan & James Bullen: "The remote nurse who treated his own heart attack".

Receiving the 2018 Victor Chang Highly Commended Media Award is:

Simon Bouda, A Current Affair

"Someone lost their life for me to survive"

Jane Hansen & Jeff Darmanin, The Sunday Telegraph -

"Teacher’s CPR skills saved nine-year-old Cooper Appleyard’s life"

"CPR skills: ‘I was the only one in the room who could save my dying baby"

"William Pearce who died had to be revived seven times over an 11 year period"

"CPR campaign: Trio of ‘heroes’ saved Ellie Bayliss, because they knew what to do"

Heart disease is still the single biggest killer of all Australians and with continued help from the media, more people will become aware of the devastating effects of this debilitating disease.

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For all media enquiries and interview requests, please contact:

Julia Timms
Head, Media & Communications
0457 517 355

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years