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 --

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Registration & Exhibitor networking:5:30 pm
Dinner and speaker presentations: 6:00 pm

River Rock Casino & Resort
Conference Centre

Richmond, BC

$10 collected at the door

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Featured Presentation

Vascular Access Consideration for Patients with Lymphnode Resection
by Nadine Nakazawa, BS, RN, VA-BC™

Back to Basics for Vascular Assessment -- How Midlines May Fit
by Stephanie Pitts, MSN, RN, CPN, VA-BC™

RSVP by Nov. 21, 2016:

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




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