International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies
Newsletter Vol 7 - No 1 | January 2023

Journal of Vascular Anomalies (JoVA)

JoVA was recently approved by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)! This is the first step towards article indexing on PubMed Central and MEDLINE.

We invite you to read some of JoVA's most recent publications:

We are currently accepting submissions of original scientific research (molecular, genetic, histologic); original clinical studies (prospective, retrospective, case series); contemporary reviews; evidence based reviews; how I do it?; case reports; and letters to the editor. We now have a category for “expert opinions” submissions. Submit today to ISSVA’s journal dedicated to Vascular Anomalies. Expedited review and publication! ISSVA members get discounted open access publication fee of only $250.

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Congratulations to the Earl P. Benditt Award Recipients

We extend congratulations to two ISSVA members who received awards from the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO).

Both Miikka Vikkula (2023) and Joyce Bischoff (2022) are recipients of the prestigious Earl P. Benditt Award, in recognition of "an individual who has made an outstanding discovery or developed a concept that has been seminal to our understanding of vascular biology or pathology."

These well-respective productive colleagues have both made significant contributions to the field of vascular anomalies, which have unraveled molecular mechanisms of these disorders, led to new therapies, and continue to stimulate trainees they have mentored, to continue vascular research.

We are so proud of you Joyce and Miikka for your work and receipt of this Meritorious Award.

This award recognizes their work in Vascular Anomalies and also acknowledges that this field of study is of significance to the vascular biology community.

ISSVA "Debates & Updates" 2023 (Boston)

Registration is Open for our "Debates & Updates" Meeting in Boston, United States 19-21 April 2023. This meeting will be held in a hybrid format so we welcome both in-person and virtual attendees. However, in-person attendance is limited so we encourage you to register soon if you plan to attend in-person.

The Early Registration deadline is February 28, 2023 10:59 pm Eastern Time. If you register to attend in-person, please also be sure to book your hotel room since there is limited hotel room availability.

Register Today

Membership Corner

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World of Vascular Anomalies

ISSVA believes it's important to unite the vascular anomalies community so we share with you, our members, the below events and changes in the field that are not organized or associated with ISSVA, but may be of interest to you. Please note that the events and news items listed below do not indicate an endorsement or sponsorship of these events by ISSVA.

Educational Opportunities

VAC 2023: International Conference on Vascular Anomalies
Brussels, Belgium
31 January - 3 February 2023
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Are we missing any meetings or items of interest?

If you are aware of an upcoming educational opportunity, meeting or other item of interest that should be included, please let us know at so we can review the item and, if appropriate, share it with our membership in our next newsletter.