AVAS Mission Statement

The AVAS mission is to “promote and improve patient safety and clinical outcomes; develop a standard of excellence in the field of vascular access; promote the development in national standards of practice; provide professional development and quality education; develop and share best practices; and promote ongoing research within the vascular access realm“.


President – Mark Sutherland

Vice President – TBA

Treasurer – Jessica Schults

Secretary –    Emily Larsen

Board Members

State Representative – NSW  Tanya Flynn

State Representative – QLD    Penny Stevens

State Representative – VIC      Kerrie Curtis

State Representative – ACT     Kerry Taliaferro

State Representative – SA       Alana St John

State Representative – WA      Linda Coventry

State Representative – NT       Vacant

State Representative – TAS     Michael Sullivan

Advisory Panel

Past Presidential Advisor –     Samantha Keogh

Paed SIG Chairs –                    Eloise Borello/Deb Peirce

Editor in Chief –                       Linda Verde

Newsletter Editor                   Emily Larsen

Academic Liaison –                Nicole Marsh

Medical Liaison –                    Elizabeth Prentice

Industry Liaison –                  Karen Beckett

AVAS Secretariat –                   Annie Coulter

AVAS Documents

Australian Vascular Access Society Constitution

Australian Vascular Australian Vascular Access Society Bylaws

NB: these are available for download in PDF format only.