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 – Samantha Keogh

Vice President – Pauline Dobson

Secretary – Julieta Woosley

Treasurer – Emily Larsen

Board Members

State Representative – NSW  Anthony Marshall / Therese Hallett

State Representative – QLD    Stephen Sinclair

State Representative – VIC      Kerrie Curtis

State Representative – ACT     Kerry Taliaferro

State Representative – SA       Rebecca Sharp / Alana St John

State Representative – WA      Linda Coventry

State Representative – NT       None

State Representative – TAS     Michael Sullivan

Advisory Panel

Past Presidential Advisor –      Tim Spencer

Editor in Chief –                        Gillian Ray-Barruel

Academic Liaison –                   Evan Alexandrou

Medical Representative –         André Van Zundert

Industry Liaison –                     Jackie Lancaster

Newsletter Editor –                  Kerry Taliaferro

SM Chairperson –                     Peter Carr

AVAS Secretariat –                   Montse Aumatell

AVAS Documents

Australian Vascular Access Society Constitution

Australian Vascular Australian Vascular Access Society Bylaws

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