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By |September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


By |June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


By |June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AVAS April eNewsletter

Features this issue include:

  • Australian Vascular Access Society Educational Evening – Orange NSW 
  • AVAS ASM 2017 incorporating the  World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA) REGISTER NOW!

  • Perth 2017 Film Festival Sessions
  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Vascular Access: the official journal of AVAS
By |May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AVAS 2017 Scientific Meeting- Only few more days to go !!

More than 250 vascular access experts from across the globe will join in Perth next week for the 2nd AVAS ASM and WoCoVA Program Highlights to be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The program promises to be thought provoking, with many globally credentialed International and Australasian speakers from a range of disciplines all sharing their knowledge on vascular access, in what promises to be a jam packed 3 day event program.

View the Full Program Here

By |May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Australian Vascular Access Society Educational Evening – Orange NSW

Venue: Orange Ex-Services’ Club

When: Wednesday 15th March, 4.30pm to 22.00pm

Registration Fee: Members – Free Non-members – $50.00 +GST

Booking essential. Limited Seats

For more information click here


By |February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Newsletter Issue 8

Click here for AVAS eNewsletter: Issue 8 Christmas Edition

By |January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


You are going to want to attend our Second Scientific Meeting

#AVAS17 will incorporate the WoCoVA Special Event 2017

AVAS ASM registrations are open, please click here to go to the meeting’s website.


By |June 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AVAS Paediatric Special Interest Group

Welcome to the Paediatric Special Interest Group (PSIG) of the Australian Vascular Access Society! Children are not little adults, and the insertion and management of their vascular access devices require a specialist focus.

The mission and vision of our group will provide a dynamic and resourceful network for interdisciplinary clinicians interested in providing evidence-based, high quality paediatric vascular access insertion and management through innovation, collaboration and research.

Our aim is to preserve vascular access for paediatrics, through to adulthood. The vascular access management children receive will have a multi-faceted impact on their lives.

Our group targets all interdisciplinary clinicians involved in paediatric vascular access. This includes clinicians who lead advanced paediatric vascular access procedures at tertiary paediatric facilities, as well as those who only occasionally need to be involved in their management in remote and mixed adult / paediatric centres. Children requiring vascular access should have high quality, evidence-based practices, no matter where they are.

Email your interest today! With the combined expertise of this growing network, we will provide a resource that clinicians can refer questions and develop solutions to paediatric vascular access practice. Educational seminars and webinars linked to AVAS are in the development for 2017 and 2018. So far this year they have included:

  • Ultrasound guidance workshop (Orange (NSW) and Perth (WA))
  • Dedicated paediatric stream at the Australian Vascular Access Society’s 2017 Scientific Meeting in Perth

Our AVAS PSIG leadership group include

Dr Amanda Ullman
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Brisbane

Director of Paediatrics, Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) group www.avatargroup.org.au

Clinical Background: Paediatric Intensive and Acute Care
Email: a.ullman@griffith.edu.au

Amanda Ullman
Tricia Kleidon
Co-Chair and QLD representative
Nurse Practitioner, Vascular Assessment and Management Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane

Research Fellow, Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) group
Email: tricia.kleidon@health.qld.gov.au

Tricia Kleidon
Deborah Pierce
WA representative
Central Venous Access Clinical Nurse Specialist, Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital, Perth
Email: deborah.peirce@health.wa.gov.au
Deborah Pierce
Joel Mason
NSW representative
Paediatric Vascular Access Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney
Email: joel.mason@health.nsw.gov.a
Joel Mason
Michele Muncaster
SA representative
Advanced Practice Nurse, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network, Adelaide
Email: michele.muncaster@sa.gov.au 


Get involved via email (psig@avas.org.au), Twitter (@PaedAVAS) and LinkedIn

By |June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


On Tuesday 14th July 2015, we held the first joint event between AVAS and CNSA in Brisbane. “Taking the Lead in Vascular Access”.
Tricia Kleidon and Nancy Moureau shared their expertise and passion for vascualr access.
PDF download:

Tricia Kleidon

Nancy Moureau

Voting for the new AVAS Executive and Board of Directors has been completed. The results of the vote were announced at the AGM. AVAS welcomes in its new Board members (and existing ones).

Please see the Info page for further details of the new Board.

Prospective authors are asked to adhere to the following guidelines when compiling a manuscript they wish to submit for consideration for publication in “Vascular Access”, the offical eJournal for AVAS.

A Call for Abstracts for the new AVAS eJournal are now open. Please see the link for Vascular Access Author Guidelines for submitting your articles for publication.

Congratulations to Tim Spencer and Joy Blacka (Teleflex Medical Aust) for becoming the first Australian nurses to successfully become Vascular Access Board Certified through the VACC (www.vacert.org).

Both Tim and Joy sat their vascular access certification exam in Washington DC at the AVA Scientific Meeting earlier in September 2014.

This are exciting times as we look across our shores to develop certification processes in vascular access and elevate our profession.

By |February 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blog