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International Society for the
Study of Vascular Anomalies


ISSVA offers our members and other physicians, researchers and allied health multiple opportunities to learn about the latest advances in the field of vascular anomalies through scientific meetings, the Journal of Vascular Anomalies, the Classification and more.

World Congress

The ISSVA World Congress is ISSVA's longest standing educational event. Formerly called the "Workshop", this event has been offered every two years since 1976 and will next be held 7-10 May 2024 in Madrid, Spain.

The ISSVA World Congress 2026 will be held 19-22 May 2026 in Philadelphia, USA. As details are finalized they will be posted online.

Debates & Updates Meetings

This educational meeting is held during the years opposite the ISSVA International Congress and is next scheduled for 23-25 April 2025 in Paris, France. As additional details are finalized they will be posted online.

Journal of Vascular Anomalies (JoVA)

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Vascular Anomalies (JoVA) is now accepting article submissions! This journal is the official journal of ISSVA and will be an online-only, open access journal with Gresham Richter serving as the Editor-in-Chief.

Past Educational Events & Awards

ISSVA has a long history of educational events and awards. To see the list of all past ISSVA meetings, please visit our Past Meetings Webpage; alternately to see past meeting award winners, please visit the Award Winners Webpage or the Enjolras Award Webpage.

Last updated: April 12, 2024