Networks: CAVAN - Canada Vascular Access 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 AVANetwork 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.


Jocelyn Grecia Hill
Ruth E. Nicol