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Call for Topics & Presentations

Deadline for submission: January 6, 2020
Please note: If you have not previously submitted a session proposal for AVA 2020, you MUST create a new login below, even if you have spoken at previous meetings.

Professionals who wish to speak and submit a presentation proposal for a General Session, Breakout Session, and/or Hands-On Workshop during the 34th 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 34th 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


2020 marks AVA’s 34th Annual Scientific Meeting with at least 1,300 attendees which include 60–70 industry partners. The meeting site is the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, CO. AVA demonstrates its leadership role in the art and science of vascular access. This four day conference (September 12-15, 2020) 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 11, 2020) offers in-depth exploration of topics of critical importance to the vascular access community.

  • Proposals for Breakout Sessions, General Sessions, and/or Hands-On Workshops may be submitted through this form.
  • Participation and submission of topic suggestions is NOT limited to AVA members.
  • Topics should address the general or specific interests of AVA members and meeting participants keeping in mind that AVA is an organization of clinicians, healthcare specialties, and industry/corporate professionals involved in vascular access and related fields.
  • Presentations must avoid any semblance of commercialism.
  • Topics constituting promotional activities and/or advertising are prohibited.
  • If a presentation or its content is underwritten in any way by an individual or organization other than the presenter, acknowledgement of the source and scope of support is required.
  • No materials that promote the self-interest of the presenter or commercial interest of a company, or organization may be distributed/displayed.
  • Sessions may be scheduled from 30 to 60 minutes in length at the discretion of the selection committee.
  • Submissions are selected through a blinded peer review process unless prior authorization from AVA is received.
  • AVA values diversity, inclusion, and professional mentoring among its membership and promotes these values in its topic and speaker selection processes.
  • AVA reserves the right to solicit additional and or new speakers for any proposed topic.
Please note: If you have not previously submitted a session proposal for AVA 2020, you MUST create a new login below, even if you have spoken at previous meetings.

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