About

Association of Vascular Access & InTerventionAl Renal Physicians

About

The AVATAR is the pre-eminent group promoting Intervention Renal Science by supporting and furthering excellence in education, training and scientific research.

This group represents heterogeneous specialists including Intervention Nephrologists, Critical care Nephrologists, Vascular surgeons, vascular radiologists & others involved in independent renal intervention procedures in India.

The Group focuses on creation of vascular access, salvage procedures of failing vascular access, CAPD catheter placement and manipulations, Innovative Biopsy techniques and procedures of Critical Care including MARS, CRRT, Plasma exchange and PMX column etc.

The intervention specialists are trained in the diagnosis and management of conditions needing intervention in areas other than transplant and hemodialysis.

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Mission Statement

The AVATAR seeks to advance excellence and innovation in INTERVENTIONAL Nephrology through education, advocacy, research, and public awareness. The organization was founded in July 2012 and currently has a membership of more than 70.

Our mission has many aspects:

  • Promote, encourage, and improve the dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of Interventional nephrology including creation of vascular access, salvage procedures of failing vascular access, CAPD catheter placement and manipulations, Innovative Biopsy techniques and procedures of Critical Care including MARS, CRRT, Plasma exchange and PMX column etc.
  • Provide education for Young Nephrologists in new science, surgical techniques, and practice
  • Serve as a strong advocate for members in all areas of vascular surgery, and endovascular interventions, Nephrology, Intervention radiology and Critical care experts.
  • Improve the diagnosis and management of renal patients needing intervention.
  • Clearly define the role of surgery, endovascular interventions, and medical management in the treatment or monitoring of renal related interventions.
  • Promote clinical and basic research the field of vascular access or other areas
  • Promote the development and implementation of new technology for diagnosis and treatment of interventions for renal patients.
  • Standardize the nomenclature and reporting of intervention outcomes and develop appropriate position statements and guidelines
  • Address social, economic, ethical, and legal issues related to vascular intervention nephrology.
  • Enhance the ability to provide care and serve disparate communities through a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Promote diversity and inclusion of education, training, and research