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NSANZ secures charity status and appoints new President

VIVA! Communications is delighted to be teaming with the Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (NSANZ) today (Tuesday, July 30, 2019) to announce their approved charity status, and appointment of their new President. The peak professional body for the practice of neuromodulation has been recognised for its invaluable role in striving to uphold the…

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New blood cancer therapy granted TGA approval

There was some promising news for the Australian multiple myeloma community this month with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval of a new triplet therapy. Myeloma is a life-threatening blood cancer, not to be confused with the skin cancer, melanoma. It develops from plasma cells typically found in the bone marrow and can affect multiple…

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VIVA! Communications is celebrating 17 successful years

VIVA! is celebrating 17 years in business today, reinforcing our commitment to excellence and innovation in the healthcare arena. The birthday celebrations follow VIVA!s recent office expansion of our existing headquarters in Mosman, Sydney, following an influx of new healthcare clientele. Established in 2002 by Principal, Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)…

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A pharmacist’s perspective on pneumococcal pneumonia

Pneumococcal pneumonia results in more than 77,000 hospitalisations and 4,000 deaths8 in Australia each year. Many of us carry pneumonia-causing bacteria in the back of our throats, which can take hold when the immune system becomes compromised or due to a viral infection such as the flu. Australians aged over 65 years are at significantly…

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Dermatologists issuing urgent community plea to safeguard young Aussie lives

Given melanoma is our nation’s leading cancer affecting women (aged 20-to-24) and men (aged 35-to-50),1 the Australasian College of Dermatologists is today calling for early detection of skin cancer to save young Australian lives. The College’s plea is coinciding with an article just published in MJA Insight, in which the two co-authors, leading Queensland-based skin…

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The importance of the extraordinary

One-in-two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, and an estimated 145,000 new cancer diagnoses are expected in 2019. It is our nation’s leading cause of death, and while survival rates continue to improve with advances in treatment, there is still much to be learned about how individual responses to treatment. When patients…

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Pride month at VIVA!

As pride month comes to an end this June, team VIVA! celebrates with colour, to represent the importance of celebrating diversity in the workplace. This week marks the 50th anniversary in commemoration to the Stonewall Riots that happened in 1969, that would change the course of gay rights around the world. What is the definition…

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Healthcare professionals recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Of the 1,214 Queen’s Birthday Honours awards announced yesterday, it was fantastic to see more than 130 of these were in medicine. Among a number of GPs recognised on the honours list, influenza specialist, A/Prof John Litt, Adelaide was made a member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to preventative medicine. VIVA! Communications has had…

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VIVA! expands Sydney headquarters following influx of new healthcare client wins

FRESH OFF THE PRESS – VIVA! is expanding its Sydney headquarters following a stellar start to 2019. Off the back of a successful 2018, VIVA! has continued to build momentum with recent account wins from Celgene, Roche, CSL Behring and Sun Pharma. Combined with continued business from long-standing clients, including Seqirus, MSD, Osteoporosis Australia and…

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Call for patients’ voice in PBS discussions

Patient advocacy is in VIVA’s DNA. Helping to improving the health outcomes of everyday Australians is at the heart of everything we do, and a core passion for us as health communication strategists. A fundamental component of healthcare advocacy is access – to the best treatments, services and healthcare professionals. As such, we welcome and…