Vascular Access Society Congress 2019

We would like to invite you to the 11th congress of the Vascular Access Society, which will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 11-13 April 2019.

Almost 75 years after the first successful hemodialysis treatment by dr. Kolff in The Netherlands, we aim to organize a lively, interactive and high-quality conference that will bring together the international community of clinicians, vascular technologists, nurses and researchers, devoted to the important issue of vascular access for hemodialysis. The scientific program will provide a three-day meeting with state-of-the-arts lectures about new developments in clinical practice, basic research as well as the latest results from clinical trials. Furthermore, controversial topics will be discussed in pro-con debates and parallel sessions specifically for dialysis nurses will be organized as well. In addition, we will organize an interesting social program that allows you to experience the diversity of Rotterdam, renowned as a thriving, easy accessible cosmopolitan city, full of energy and innovation.

This year, the VAS congress will be a joint meeting with the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland (VASBI).

Vascular Access Society Congress 2019



Date  11th to 13th April 2019
Venue  DE DOELEN ICC, Rotterdam
Address Schouwburgplein 50, 3012 CL Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Programme TBC



All VASBI members and prospective members should book via the VAS online booking system to attend the VAS Congress 2019. When prompted please inidcate that you are a VASBI member. Your registration fee includes; 3 day attendance to the VAS Congress 2019.. Also included: coffee breaks, lunches, digital certificate of attendance, free Wifi in congress centre, Congress APP and printed final programme.

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If you have any queries relating to the VAS Congress 2019, please contcat us via email at: [email protected]


Abstract submission

Abstract submission is open. The Scientific Committee invites you to participate actively in this congress. For more information about the abstract submission, please check the guidelines on the VAS website. 

There are 20 burasaries of £250 available for VASBI members whose abstracts are accepted for oral presentation. Please contact us for more information if your abstract is accepted.


Important dates:
Online abstract submission opens: August 31, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: December 14, 2018, 23.59 GMT
Notification to authors: January 15, 2019
Registration deadline for presenters of selected abstracts: March 11, 2019

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General Information

Further information can be found on the VAS 2019 portal. Click read more to find out more!

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We look forward to seeing you all in Rotterdam!