International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies
Newsletter Vol 7 - No 3 | May 2023

ISSVA President's Message

The ISSVA Debates & Updates meeting in Boston last month was an overwhelming success! There were 286 attendees in person and 276 remotely. Thank you to the Organizing Committee led by Leo Schultze Kool, the EDI team, moderators, presenters, and attendees, as you all contributed to this interactive meeting. The opportunities for networking have fostered new friendships and professional collaborations. We have received over 100 responses to the post-meeting survey, and the responses were outstanding. Several valuable comments and suggestions will be considered as we organize future meetings. 

We have plenty of work ahead of us, and will be communicating with you regarding new initiatives, including applications for potential Special Interest Groups. We appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication to moving the field of vascular anomalies forward for patients, providers, and researchers.

We are currently organizing the ISSVA World Congress 2024: The Latest in Vascular Anomalies. The Congress will take place in Madrid, Spain, 7-10 May. Stay tuned for abstract deadlines and further details regarding this meeting.   

Francine Blei

Journal of Vascular Anomalies (JoVA)

JoVA is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): and moving towards Pubmed Central indexing.

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

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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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.

In Memoriam

We extend our sympathies to the friends and family of Prof. JJ Merland. He was a pioneer in Interventional Neuroradiology and  even more in vascular anomalies. He founded the first vascular anomalies clinic in France and in Europe with Marie Claire Riche and recruited then Odile Enjolras as dermatologist here at Lariboisière Hospital. He was very proud that the clinic continued and seeing ISSVA grow.

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