Holiday Greetings from the AVATAR Group

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018 to all AVATAR staff, students, friends and partners around the world!

We take this time to thank you for your commitment to making vascular access complications history.

And, we look forward to working with you in 2018 to continue to improve consumer experiences and clinical outcomes of vascular access and infusion therapy.

Our congratulations to the following who will receive a certificate and support to present their vascular access findings at a conference in 2018:

Tricia Kleidon - AVATAR Researcher of the Year 2017

Nicole Gavin - AVATAR PhD Student of the Year 2017

Emily Larsen - AVATAR Research Encouragement Award 2017

Best wishes from the AVATAR Directors, Liaisons & Admin Team
Claire Rickard (Principal Director)
Directors: Andrew Bulmer, Marie Cooke, Samantha Keogh, Amanda Ullman, Marianne Wallis
Liaisons: Nicole Marsh, Gillian Ray-Barruel
Admin Team: Rita Nemeth, Joanne Wright


Vascular Access: the journal of the Australian Vascular Access Society

Did you know, the Australian Vascular Access Society has its own peer-reviewed online journal, Vascular Access?
The journal is published twice a year in April and October, and we warmly welcome research findings, clinical papers, case studies, reports, review articles, letters and product appraisals.

Vascular Access Call for Papers The deadline for submissions is 1st February 2018.

The Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS) is an association of healthcare professionals founded to promote the vascular access specialty (
Our multidisciplinary membership strives to advance vascular access research, promotes professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with industry to develop evidence-based innovations in vascular access.

The electronic journal Vascular Access is the official publication of AVAS, and provides a venue for national and international scholars and practitioners to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research and educational reviews relevant to vascular access in Australia and globally. The journal also provides a space for evidence-based discussions and debate on issues of importance to patients requiring vascular access.

Vascular Access is published twice a year (April and October) and manuscripts pertaining to this specialty are invited. The editor welcomes manuscripts in the form of research findings, clinical papers, case studies, reports, review articles, letters and product appraisals. Video submissions are also welcomed. Submissions will be accepted from any country but must be in English.

For more information, please see the Author Guidelines or contact the Editor at


Griffith University
Australia 4111