6 February 2024
IVNNZ Conference March 2024 - Register Today!
AVATAR is thrilled to highlight an upcoming event that our colleagues across the ditch are organizing – the IVNNZ Conference in March 2024! Set against the backdrop of beautiful Wellington, this conference promises to be an exceptional experience. Featuring a stellar lineup of world-class speakers, including AVATAR legend Dr. Evan Alexandrou, this event is not to be missed. Here's a brief glimpse of what's in store: Date: March 22-23, 2024
Location: The James Cook Hotel Grand ...
8 August 2023
Welcoming Dr. Hideto Yasuda: Bridging Medical Frontiers from Japan to Australia!
We're thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Hideto Yasuda, a distinguished physician hailing all the way from Japan. Dr. Yasuda has embarked on an incredible journey to the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) in Brisbane, Australia.  Dr. Yasuda brings a wealth of experience as an emergency physician and intensivist, caring for patients facing severe sepsis, acute respiratory failure, and multiple trauma. With a strong passion for improving the prevention and man...
30 May 2023
Understanding Chest and Neck Veins for Vascular Access: A Comprehensive Overview, by Dr Linda Kelly
When it comes to vascular access, a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the veins in the chest and neck is vital. These veins serve as crucial pathways for the insertion of various catheters, such as acute central venous catheters (CVCs), totally implanted central catheters (TIVADs), and tunnelled central venous catheters (TCVCs). In this comprehensive guide, Dr Linda Kelly explores the intricacies of chest and neck veins and delves into important considerations ...
19 May 2023
Unleashing Innovation and Collaboration: ACIPC Conference 2023
The 2023 ACIPC International Conference is just around the corner, and the Board of Directors is thrilled to invite you to be a part of this exciting event. Set to take place from November 12th to 15th, this year's conference will be held in a hybrid format, combining in-person sessions at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia with online participation. Under the captivating theme "Driving Forward: Embracing Fundamentals and Charting a Path for the Future," the conf...
11 May 2023
AVATAR April Newsletter
We are pleased to share the April edition of AVATAR's newsletter, which highlights some of our recent events and achievements. One of the highlights was the 50th Anniversary Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Annual Meeting, where several members of AVATAR had the opportunity to showcase their excellent work, including Professors Nicole Marsh, Amanda Ullman, and Andrew Bulmer, among others. The event was a great success and marked a significant milestone for the INS. We're also excited t...
24 June 2022
Join AVAS today!
The AVAS mission is to: “Promote and improve patient safety and clinical outcomes; develop a standard of excellence in the field of vascular access; promote the development in national standards of practice; provide professional development and quality education; develop and share best practices; and promote ongoing vascular access research."  We invite clinicians, vascular access specialists, educators, researchers, and industry partners to join today.     &n...
24 June 2022
INS Webinar: PIVC Bundles

21 June 2022
Infection Control Matters podcast
The Infection Control Matters podcast series is well worth a listen, for vascular access and beyond. Check it out! The team discusses new research and issues on the topic of infection prevention and control. It's chatty and informative, with interviews with doctors, nurses, clinicians, academics and administrators.  "Professor Brett Mitchell (from the University of Newcastle Australia), Associate Professor Deborah Friedman (Barwon Health), Martin Kiernan (University of West Lo...


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