Depending on where you live, there may be a Chapter already, but you can still be involved. The Chapter listings have been updated with current contact information, so feel free to e-mail the Chapter Representative in your area or region to inquire about upcoming meetings or events. New interests in New York City and Tampa, Florida are also listed, along with their respective contacts.
The process of starting a Chapter has a few requirements. Evaluating interest amongst your peers, whether within your institution, city or region is a first step. Networking this interest through the AVIR and industry sponsors can help promote an increased awareness, and potential members. The AVIR has Chapter Committee, lead by the Director at Large (2012-13 Crystal Hanson) can help facilitate your needs.
Reviewing and completing the AVIR Chapter manual will also be necessary, as there are reporting requirements, CE application, and sponsorship information essential in having successful events. Selecting leadership, and organizing formal or informal meetings to discuss possible events and delegating the tasks that go along with AVIR sponsored CE presentations is important. Communicating those discussions and events to your constituents is important as well.
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Diane has an average about 60 attendees per meeting. They hold 1 Saturday seminar a year and try to provide 8 CEs. Other CE activities have been offered at Carolina Medical. Visit the NC AVIR Chapter page on the new website for updates. The next meeting will be in the Fall of 2012.Chapter Home
Contact: Brett Thiebolt, RT(R)
This Chapter has approximately 65 active members, and are a combination of RT's, CVT's and RN's.Dates to be announced.
Contact: Julie Malkowski, RT(R )(CV)
Julie Chairs the SEW-AVIR chapter in Wisconsin. The chapter has been around for a long time, at least 15 years if not more. Julie has been involved with it for the last 10 years. This year the SEW will hold a one day seminar on May 12 in Milwaukee, WI. Check the SEW Chapter on the new website.Chapter Home
Contact: Mike Kelly
The Virginia Chapter is the largest of all the active chapters, totaling over 100 members. Last year they held an 8 CE Conference in November in Williamsburg. Over 80 technologists and nurses attended. This year, plans are to have the annual conference in November at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Va. Contact Rita and Chris for further details.Chapter Home