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IVAN Third Annual Seminar Highlights

August 31, 2011         

The Third IVAN Annual Seminar was held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, IL. The program consisted of six CEU presentations:

  • Infusion Induced Catheter Movement, Lynn Manly, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, presenting, sponsored by Navilyst Medical

  • Management of Catheter-Related Venous Thrombosis, Dr. Thomas M. Vesely from Vascular Access Services LLC, in St. Louis, presenting.

  • What is Thrombosis? The Science Behind Catheter-Related Thrombosis, with Sivaprasad Sukavaneshvar, PhD, Vice President, Thrombodyne, Inc., presenting, sponsored by Bard Access Systems.

  • CDC 2011 & INS 2011 Updates, presented by Kathy Kokotis, RN, BS, MBA, sponsored by Bard Access Systems.

  • Proactive Management of Vessel Health & Preservation, presented by Rita Larson, RN, BSN, CRNI, MBA, sponsored by Teleflex Medical.

  • Understanding Thrombolytics, Kathy Kokotis, RN, BS, MBA (doing double duty), sponsored by Genentech.

The IVAN Member of the Year, 2011, was awarded to Turner Smith, Jr., Ethicon/Biopatch, for his unfailing, consistent support of IVAN and its events, and attendance at all IVAN meetings. Turner is always available to help, offering well in advance, staying after meetings to lend a hand, and has shown himself to be an honest, hard-working guy. We appreciate all your help, support, kindness, and cheerfulness, Turner, and find you to be very deserving of this award!

Six raffle baskets were awarded midway during the Seminar, put together and donated by Mary Santiago, Secretary, and owner/operator of Priority PICC Solution LLC. Thank you, Mary, for the goodies!

During the welcoming remarks by President April Swenson, it was announced that IVAN would be offering 10 reimbursement scholarships for registration to the Fall AVA Conference. Applications were available at the meeting and online.

The Vendors (members and nonmembers) did a wonderful job of providing support for this event. Continental breakfast was sponsored by Teleflex Medical, hot buffet lunch was sponsored by Biopatch, and cookies and coffee break was sponsored by AccessRN. We are most grateful to our 18 vendors who participated in the vendor fair (some also did double duty, sponsoring speakers & meals as well), helping to support and continue the mission of IVAN, promoting prevention of vascular access complications, through education.