Program Overview

Conference format as at 28 February 2016 

Program is correct at time of publication, however is subject to change right up until the conference commences.

Please note: Participants in the ANZCA CPD program may claim the following activities from the Knowledge and Skills category:

  • Lectures/learning session for one credit per hour
  • Workshops/small group discussions for two credits per hour


Friday Program as at 23 April 16


Saturday Program as at 25 April 16

LEARNING OUTCOMES – Overall Conference Program

This inaugural Scientific Meeting is the first national meeting in Australia dedicated to presenting research, practice and educational content related to Vascular Access Devices.

Modern medicine would be unimaginable without Vascular Access.

Modern medicine is unimaginable without vascular access devices.

They are used across disciplines, specialties, and age groups to deliver essential fluids and drugs and facilitate vital monitoring and sampling. Nearly 30 million vascular access devices are used annually in Australian Healthcare. However, despite their ubiquitous and essential use they are not without risks or complications, including infection, occlusion, thrombosis, and
dislodgement. These complications are all associated with significant morbidity, increased costs and mortality. Many of these are preventable with the right practice and products.

This meeting brings together a stellar list of national and international vascular access researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and specialties. Topics covered include: the history of intravenous access, device choice, vessel health and preservation, minimising risk of infection and failure, trouble shooting complications, critiquing research and knowledge translation.

This meeting is intended for those working in the acute and subacute areas of the health sector that care for any patient requiring any form of vascular access. At the completion of the meeting attendees should have a significantly enhanced knowledge and skill base related to the insertion, care and management of vascular access devices. Attendees will have been given working examples of a range of research and quality initiatives that they can adapt and use in their clinical area in their efforts to making vascular access complications history.