Canadian AVA Network

It all started in 2004 when AVA had their conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada

We had been AVA / NAVAN members for many years already and when the conference came to Vancouver we were truly awed and inspired by the conference content and the people we met and networked with.  Thus the dream for a local AVA Network was born and fast forward to 8 years later and it is finally a reality. 

After much coaxing, support and encouragement by many AVA staff and other colleagues, we have formed the first Canadian AVA Network (CAVAN) in the province of BC.  We hope that this will ignite some motivation for other provinces across Canada to follow suit and join AVA in its endeavour to be an international organization for vascular access. 


Board Members:

Jocelyn A. Grecia-Hill – RN, MN, CVAA(c), OCN, VA-BC     604-737-8833
Chair – Canadian Vascular Access Network (CAVAN), British Columbia
President – Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA), BC Chapter
Vice-President – CVAA National Board of Directors

Cathy Duerksen - RN, BSN  
Treasurer - Canadian Vascular Access Network (CAVAN), British Columbia


Calendar of Events:

Join us for the Vancouver CVAA & CAVAN COMBINED EVENT --

Friday, June 17, 2016
Registration & Exhibitor networking: 6:00 pm
Dinner and speaker presentations: 6:30 pm

Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar
1095 Hamilton St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4

Featured Presentation

Home IV and OPAT Program Challenges in the Era of Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance
by Dr. Victor Leung -- Providence Healthcare

RSVP by June 14, 2016:
Space is LIMITED to 30 people for this event

Thanks to our sponsor - Merck


For more information on how you can join us please contact Jocelyn at




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