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Letter from the Chair I say this every year, but I was amazed by the high quality of content that was shared at AVA’s Annual Scientific Meeting. I was able to meet many new PediSIG members in Columbus, many of whom submitted posters and presentations featuring unique issues regarding pediatric and neonatal patients. After many days of networking, collaborating, knowledge sharing and fun, I’m overjoyed with the direction of our work. Reflecting upon my own AVA journey, I attended my first scientific meeting in 2009 (Las Vegas if you remember it!) and my biggest take home lesson was that I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I was a team of one from a hospital that knew the value of a vascular access specialist but didn’t want to invest in an IV team. Moving forward from that day, with the help and support of MANY PediSIG members, I was able to grow the program at my home institution. I know many of you have similar stories. The key to our success isn’t in the individual, but in the team.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” This quote from Helen Keller is true in so many capacities. It really hits home when it comes to the PediSIG. Many of us, at least many of the people I have met in my years of working with the PediSIG, come from small teams in smaller “hospitals within a hospital.” Our work is often endless. We are constantly advocating for patients, covering many different sub-specialties and patient populations. It is important to understand that we don’t have to feel alone and that together we can develop great things. So what great things can we do?! The PediSIG Executive Leadership Council has an ambitious agenda ahead of us and we want you to be involved. Finalizing the course book from our PICC insertion course, sharing the results from our PAVES CONTINUED ON PAGE 15 2 | IQ | Intravascular Quarterly NEWSLETTER

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Intravascular Quarterly - November 2018  

The November 2018 edition of AVA's rebranded and refreshed electronic newsletter, Intravascular Quarterly (IQ). IQ is published quarterly an...

Intravascular Quarterly - November 2018  

The November 2018 edition of AVA's rebranded and refreshed electronic newsletter, Intravascular Quarterly (IQ). IQ is published quarterly an...

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