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Event Details

Name: 2018 AVA Annual Scientific Meeting

Location: Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio

Date: September 15–18, 2018

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Call for Presentations: AVA Meetings Department (AVAspeakers@conferencemanagers.com); Phone: (703) 964-1250

Speaker Coordinator: Meghan Schofield (mschofield@conferencemanagers.com); Phone:

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Call for Topics & Presentations
Deadline for submission: November 28, 2017

The AVA 2018 Call for Presentations is now in the review period and new presentation proposals are no longer being accepted. Completed submissions may be viewed but not edited. Please note, a separate call for posters will open in March 2018.

Professionals who wish to speak and submit a presentation proposal for a General Session, Breakout Session, and/or Hands-On Workshop during the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, scroll down and click 'Join Now.'

Individuals with recommendations for speakers – other than themselves – and/or topics to be included in the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, click here.


AVA, The Association for Vascular Access, is a not-for-profit multidisciplinary professional organization uniquely positioned as the leader in vascular access education and research. Its 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. AVA’s membership includes clinicians from many disciplines including nursing, medicine, radiology, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, as well as consumers, professionals from industry, education, research, and others with an interest or specialization in vascular access and related fields. Meeting attendees come from many countries and represent from areas such as:

  • Interventional Radiology
  • Education and Training
  • Home Infusion
  • Pediatrics and Neonatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Research and Development
  • Oncology
  • Critical Care
  • Hematology
  • Nephrology and Dialysis
  • Infection Prevention
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Surgery
  • Home Care
  • Radiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Vascular Access
  • Engineering


2018 marks AVA’s 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting with at least 1,300 attendees which include 60–70 industry partners. The meeting site is the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. AVA demonstrates its leadership role in the art and science of vascular access. This four day conference (September 15-18, 2018) provides attendees with opportunities to participate in educational sessions, hands-on training, facilitated discussion, and networking. General sessions focus on development of the vascular access specialty, clinical research, professional development, technological advances, and evidence-based practice. Breakout sessions will offer small group presentations emphasizing subjects of interest for the vascular access specialist and related disciplines; abstract and poster presentations allow participants to share original research, education projects and clinical innovations. Platinum Showcases and exhibits afford participants, corporate members, and exhibitors the opportunity to learn from each other, design and apply new technologies, science, and techniques in the most effective ways. With separate registration fees, an additional day of pre- meeting workshops (September 14, 2018) offers in-depth exploration of topics of critical importance to the vascular access community.

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