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Welcome to the website of NIVAS, the independent and multi-professional society specialising in vascular access and infusion therapies.


NIVAS is the first independent multi-professional society to be founded in the UK in this century. It is the new voice for all those involved in vascular access and infusion therapies.

The society was founded in July 2009 in order to promote excellence in this specialised field of patient care. We believe that we can advance practice through communication, collaboration and education.

As infusion therapy and vascular access continues to evolve, there is a need, now more than ever, for a co-ordinated approach to practice amongst healthcare professionals across the UK. The formation of a society and an annual conference is vital to ensure success in the specialty and quality care for patients.

NIVAS hopes to engage nurses, anaesthetists, radiologists, microbiologists, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in the insertion and management of vascular access and infusion therapy.  NIVAS recognises the important role that you as an individual can play in advancing this specialty and would encourage your involvement with the society.

The 6th NIVAS Conference 2017

'Adapt, Develop, Evolve: Striving for Excellence in Infusion Therapy and Vascular Access'

Wednesday 21 – Thursday 22 June 2017, Birmingham

Please click HERE to register your place.

To view the draft agenda, please click HERE

Abstract submission now closed.

NIVAS Apheresis Study Day 2017

‘Ultrasound guided deep vein cannulation to perform apheresis procedures’

This event has now taken place. A feedback report on the day will be published in due course.

The NIVAS Apheresis Study Day took place on 13th March at UCLH’s 52 Club in Gower Street. The morning comprised of presentations from clinicians who routinely use peripheral access for apheresis procedures and tips on ultrasonography. The afternoon was dedicated to workshops led by the faculty and gave the delegates hands on experience in ultrasound guided cannulation using the phantom models. There were over 50 delegates registered for the programme and there was lots of positive feedback on the day. There was also a lot of discussion amongst the delegates about how best to take what they had learnt into their own practice and many ideas were exchanged.

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For further information and joining instructions please contact NIVAS@succinctcomms.com. We look forward to working with you.