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What is the Association for Vascular Access?

The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an association of healthcare professionals founded in 1985 to promote the emerging vascular access specialty. Today, its multidisciplinary membership advances research, professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access.

The AVA Mission

The AVA mission is to improve patient safety, comfort and outcomes; define the vascular access specialty; promote a favorable public policy environment; optimize professionals' knowledge and skills; share best practices; and promote research in vascular access.

 What's Happening?

April 25-27, 2012: 3M Global I.V. Leadership Summit - take part in virtual presentations!
 4-18-12: FDA Alert: Bacteria found in Other-Sonic Generic Ultrasound Transmission Gel
April is National Donate Life Month!
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WoCoVA 2012
2nd World Congress of Vascular Access
Amsterdam Netherlands – June 27-29, 2012
 AVA Classifieds
AVA Video Project

Thank you to AVA's Corporate Members