CATCH THOSE Z’S AVA’s host hotel for its 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting is Caesars Palace, located at 3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard. The Caesars Palace Convention Center (located near the Palace Tower) serves as the location for conference sessions, networking opportunities and more. Caesars is located in the heart of the Vegas Strip and central to restaurants and more for after conference entertainment.
GO Make the trek to Las Vegas via plane or car. We encourage attendees to make plans to carpool with your coworkers or clinicians from institutions in neighboring states like Arizona, New Mexico and California.
All conference-related events will be held at the Caesars Palace Convention Center, easily accessible via escalators or elevators from all levels of the hotel.
Caesars Palace is an exceptionally large hotel. Scientific meeting attendees should allow at least 15-20 minutes to get from your room to the Convention Center in the morning before sessions.
NOTE: Indoor smoking is allowed at Caesars in accordance with Nevada state law. Meeting attendees should be mindful of Caesars Palace patrons who smoke in restaurants, casinos and the surrounding areas.
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LEARN AND NETWORK
Increase your learning (and CEs) by attending a Pre-Meeting Workshop. Additional fees apply.
A Premium CE Package is new for AVA attendees in 2019. This package is only available to attendees and will allow you access to 10 additional CEs. After the meeting ends and you return to the comfort of your own home, simply listen to the breakout sessions (up to 10) that you weren't able to attend, complete the survey and you will receive those additional continuing education credits. This option is available during your registration process.
If you are new to AVA this year, please join us for a reception in your honor on Thursday, October 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for you to meet others and learn some #AVAEssentials
Join us for lunch in the Exhibit Hall and learn about the latest technologies and engage in hands-on demonstrations.
Attend two Platinum Showcase sessions on Sunday, October 6, get your Industry Partner “passport” stamped and join us for the Platinum Showcase Reception. Take this opportunity to wind down from a long day and win some great prizes like a 2020 AVA Conference Registration!
Exhibitor Symposia are a great way to grab a bite to eat, network and learn from industry experts.
And don't forget to join us at the Block Party on Sunday evening when you can enjoy a drink and appetizers as you network with other vascular access specialists in a relaxed setting.
EARN Registered Nursing Earn up to 20.0 CE credits over the course of the conference (or more if you attend a pre-meeting workshop). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12371.
VA-BC™ Credits earned may be used toward your VA-BC™ recertification.
Application has been made to offer additional continuing education credits. (Please check back for more information).
CME This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and the Association for Vascular Access. SynAptive is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
SynAptiv designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: Discuss the common complications, prevention and management strategies related to Vascular Access Devices. Identify alternative vascular access sites and devices that may be used for complicated cases. Identify best practices to reduce potential complications associated with vascular access device insertion and dwell.
CME credit is only offered for General Sessions.
CRNI® (Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation) The Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation’s (INCC) RN examination Council reviewed and approved the following sessions from the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for Vascular Access: Adapt to Adopt: Key to Successful Change in Healthcare Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT): Implications for Vascular Access Current State of Knowledge: Infusate Compatibility, Peripheral vs Central Vascular Access Takes a Team: Moving the Goalpost on Patient Safety VANGUARD Guidelines for Preservation of Venous Access: An Overview Vascular Access Revolution: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We Are Going This program has been approved by the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC) for 6 CRNI® recertification units. A CRNI® can submit a maximum of five (5) CRNI® recertification units from this category during the three-year recertification period.
AARC (American Association for Respiratory Care) The application for education credits is still pending at this time. A list of approved sessions will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) The application for education credits is still pending at this time. A list of approved sessions will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) The application for education credits is still pending at this time. A list of approved sessions will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
For more information on credentialing opportunities at AVA 2019, visit the accreditation page of the website.
BRING YOUR JERSEY! Sunday is Jersey Day at AVA. Before heading to Las Vegas, double check your suitcase to make sure you packed your favorite jersey! You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to showcase your team spirit!