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International Society for the
Study of Vascular Anomalies

ISSVA Online Workshop

In place of an in person meeting in 2020, we plan to host an ISSVA Online Workshop on the Thursday and Friday of the original meeting dates: 14-15 May 2020. Details for the ISSVA Online Workshop, including how to register, will be available in the coming days so we hope you are able to join our meeting remotely from the comfort of your own home or office. Learn More.

ISSVA 2020 (Vancouver) - Postponed

As you’re aware, the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has caused a number of travel disruptions and we regret to inform you that the in-person ISSVA 2020 meeting scheduled to take place 12-15 May 2020 in Vancouver, Canada has been postponed by two full years, to 10-13 May 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Learn More.


The October 2019 ISSVA Newsletter is now available.

Read this, and all past issues of the Newsletter on our ISSVA Newsletter Page.

ISSVA 2018 Award Winners

John Mulliken Award for Best Scientific Paper:
Mosaic RAS/MAPK variants cause sporadic vascular malformations which respond to targeted therapy
Satyamaanasa Polubothu; Mary Glover; Lara Al-Olabi; Katherine Dowsett; Katrina Andrews; Paulina stadnik; Agnel P Joseph; Rachel Knox; Alan Pittman; Graeme Clark; William Baird; Neil Bulstrode; Kristiana Gordon; Darren Hargrave; Sue Huson; Thomas Jacques; Gregory James; Hannah Kondolf; Loshan Kangesu; Kim Keppler-noreuil; Amjad Khan; Marjorie Lindhurst; Mark Lipson; Sahar Mansour; Justine O'hara; Caroline Mahon; Anda Mosica; Celia Moss; Aditi Murthy; Juling Ong; Victoria Parker; Jean-baptiste Riviere; Julie Sapp; Neil Sebire; Rahul Shah; Branavan Sivakumar; Anna Thomas; Alex Virasami; Regula Waelchli; Zhiqiang Zeng; Leslie G Biescker; Alex Barnacle; Maja Topf; Robert Semple; Elizabeth Patton; Veronica Kinsler

Robert Schobinger Award for Best Clinical Paper:
Lymphatic malformations treated by venous anastomosis technique based on flow assessment
Motoi Kato; Shoji Watanabe; Azusa Watanabe

Stephan Belov Award for the best poster:
Intrinsic Lymphatic Endothelial Cell Defects: A Contributor to Secondary Chylothorax Development in Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Anomaly Patients
Aqsa Shakoor; Christopher Kitajewski; Michael Schonnin; Ajit Muley; Rozelle Corda; Sophia Chrisomalis-Dring; Paul Chai; June Wu; Carrie Shawber

Odile Enjolras Travel Award

Applications for the Dr. Enjolras travel award is now closed.

In the spirit of Dr. Enjolras, this award is intended for applicants who have demonstrated interest in propagating knowledge and treatment in the field of Vascular Anomalies in under-served areas. The travel award is intended to offset fees for registration and travel an individual who can prove their participation in the clinical care of patients with vascular anomalies and/or published research. One travel award will be granted for the 23rd ISSVA Workshop to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 12-15 May 2020.

Learn More About the Award.