Dr. Vineet Chopra

Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine and
Research Scientist at the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Health System.

A career hospitalist, Dr. Chopra’s research and clinical interests are dedicated to improving the safety of hospitalized patients through prevention of hospital-acquired complications. His work focuses on identifying and preventing complications such as infection and thrombosis associated with central venous catheters, with a particular emphasis on peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC). He is first author of the Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC), criteria that establish the appropriateness of PICC use and are in use in hundreds of hospitals across the US and the world. He has received grant support and research funding from the National Institute of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan, the AVA foundation, Veterans Health Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association among other grantees.

Dr. Chopra is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards including the
Kaiser Permanente Award for Clinical Teaching, the Jerome W. Conn Award for
Outstanding Research in the Department of Medicine at Michigan, the Society of
Hospital Medicine Excellence in Research Award, the McDevitt Award for Research
Excellence, and the Society of Hospital Medicine Young Investigator Award. He has
published over 160 peer-reviewed papers, serves as Associate Editor at the American Journal of Medicine, Deputy Editor at the Journal of Hospital Medicine and is an Editorial Board member of Annals of Internal Medicine.

Michael Crossland

Bestselling Author – Kids Don’t Get Cancer

He is one extraordinary young man who has defied the odds of not only life threatening cancer as a baby but was the only survivor of a horrific drug trial that killed all except Michael. He continues the battle to this very day and spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital, he is a true fighter.

Despite all of this, he has built a life of exceptional achievements. A young man who was told only what he could not do, this has not stopped him from showing the world that he could. An accomplished businessman and an elite sportsman, his life is a remarkable success. Michael is at the forefront of today’s new generation of inspirational speakers and after releasing his first ‘tell-all’ autobiography in 2016, he is now a number one bestselling author across six different countries.

As seen on Sunrise, Studio 10, Daily Edition, Australian Stories, MTV, Fox Sports News to name just a few, Michael speaks to CEOs, corporates, business leaders, schools/colleges and professional sporting organisations around the world. In the past 12 months his total audience numbers both nationally and internationally exceed 250,000.

Dr. Nancy Moureau

CEO PICC Excellence Inc

Dr. Nancy Moureau is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in the field of peripherally inserted central catheters and vascular access practice. A nurse for more than 30 years Nancy performed clinical work most recently as staff member on the PICC/IV team at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. As the owner and CEO of PICC Excellence, Nancy creates online educational programs and works with companies to provide education to clinicians. Recipient of the Herbst Award for excellence Nancy is constantly involved with research and literature analysis working in conjunction with Griffith University as an adjunct associate professor and the AVATAR group Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research. Having just received her PhD Dr. Moureau continues to be involved with research, publication and development of educational programs. Nancy has established the only PICC Certification process, Certified PICC Ultrasound Inserter, where those who meet qualifications gain the credentials CPUI. She is happy to be a resource and can be reached nancy@picexcellence.com

Dr. Jack LeDonne

Medical Director, Chesapeake Vascular Access

Jack LeDonne hails from Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Fordham University and St. George’s University, School of Medicine, in Grenada.

Dr. LeDonne completed his surgical residency at the Wyckoff Heights Hospital, in Brooklyn, and fellowships at the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass. He is presently the medical director at Chesapeake Vascular Access and a partner at Vascular Access Consultants.

Dr. LeDonne has ten publications, including two videos, to his credit. Jack is a strong believer in the power of video as an educational tool. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Vascular Access Board Certified and a past president of the Association for Vascular Access.

Tina Kendrick

Clinical Nurse Consultant -Paediatrics at NETS NSW

Evangelos Konstantinou RN, MSc, PhD

Professor of Nurse Anesthesiology and Vascular Access. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Dept. of Nursing

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration deadline: 
Monday 25 March 2019

Standard Registration Opens:
Tuesday 26 March 2019