The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) wishes to extend its gratitude to the more than 1,000 individuals that responded to its prospective attendee survey regarding the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting. The information shared by you has been instrumental to the AVA Board of Directors as it considers all options for the meeting.
Just as we outlined in last month's update, there are currently no plans to postpone or cancel the event, however, this continues to be reassessed weekly. We are moving forward based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local and national government recommendations along with the status of COVID-19 cases in Colorado. AVA is preparing for all contingencies including virtual meeting options should the need arise. We will continue to update you through our website, email, and social media.
Stay tuned, and be sure to register for the upcoming webinars listed below!
Upcoming webinar events:
2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 27: Intraosseous Access: The Proximal Humerus Advantage | REGISTER
2 p.m. ET on Monday, June 1: Friends and Family Update on COVID-19, Part 2 (Non-CE event) | REGISTER
2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 3: What's New in the Fight Against CRBSI? | REGISTER
2 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 25: Topic TBD
COVID-19 Update 4-21-20:
Please read how Marriott International and the Gaylord Rockies are taking steps to ensure the cleanliness of their properties HERE.
At this time, there are no plans to postpone or cancel the event, however, this continues to be reassessed weekly. We are moving forward based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local and national government recommendations along with the status of COVID-19 cases in Colorado. AVA is preparing for all contingencies including virtual meeting options should the need arise. We will continue to update you through our website, email, and social media.
Because recommendations regarding COVID-19 are rapidly changing, AVA is focusing on working with experts in the field to provide you with the most up to date information and recommendations for your practice. We have offered several webinars and have others scheduled in the coming weeks. If you miss a live event, be sure to visit AVA Academy to view them at your convenience. Please be sure to also listen to the latest episode of the I SAVE That Podcast where frontline experts share their experiences in treating COVID-19 patients.
Thank you for all that you are doing to provide excellent care to your patients during this unprecedented time.
COVID-19 Update 3-12-20:
The Association for Vascular Access is looking forward to the Annual Scientific Meeting which is scheduled to take place from September 12-15, 2020. We understand that the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Currently, AVA is following the recommendations of medical experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
At this time the AVA Leadership has determined that it is too early to postpone or modify the AVA Scientific Meeting. We recognize that this is a fluid and rapidly evolving situation that requires our continued vigilance.
The health and safety of our attendees is our highest priority and we are following CDC recommendations as we plan for our Annual Scientific Meeting in Colorado:
We are partnering with the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Conference Planners to assure a safe venue. This includes assuring an adequate supply of soap, hand sanitizer, and tissues and maintaining regular cleaning and disinfecting throughout the facility.
We are keeping in regular contact with local health officials in our host city of Aurora, CO and monitoring for any developments
We are establishing handshake-free meetings at all events
Please note that should The Annual Scientific Meeting be postponed; registration fees will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled event. If AVA leadership makes the decision to cancel the event completely, registration fees will be refunded in full.
We encourage you to keep up to date and monitor the impact of COVID-19 within your community and follow recommendations of your local health authorities. It is important that individuals stay home from work or gatherings if they are ill, are immunocompromised or have pre-existing respiratory disease placing them in an at-risk group.
In closing, the headlines are concerning, experts, however, continue to say the overall coronavirus risk in the U.S. remains low for healthy adults. While it's critically important to remain vigilant and take useful precautions in times like these, it's equally important to make calm, rational, and fact-based decisions. Please return to the AVA website for updates and we will continue regular communications like these to keep you informed.