International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies
Newsletter Vol 6 - No 5 | November 2022

President's Message

Greetings ISSVA members!

We are busy planning the "Debates and Updates" meeting, which will be held in Boston, United States 19-21 April 2023. We invite you to Submit Cases for possible presentation/discussion by 9 December 2022.

The ISSVA "Debates & Updates" 2023 Meeting will be held in a hybrid in-person / virtual format and there will be limited in-person attendance so we encourage you to register quickly after it is opened. For further details, please visit the "Debates & Updates" 2023 Meeting Website.

Stay tuned for updates regarding the ISSVA Classification. The updates will be in several stages, including updated terminology, a new interface and an ongoing project to make this a “living document” enabling further updates. We also plan to add more features to enrich the educational content by including a glossary, photos, imaging and histology. In the coming months we will be in touch to share these changes and to request any comments you may have.

I wish you all a healthy and peaceful holiday season. Stay safe and be well.

Warm regards,

Francine Blei, MD, MBA
President, ISSVA

Journal of Vascular Anomalies (JoVA)

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.

Submit a Manuscript

ISSVA "Debates & Updates" 2023 (Boston)

We hope you are able to join our "Debates & Updates" Meeting in Boston, United States 19-21 April 2023. At this time, we invite you to submit a case for the meeting and are asking for your most interesting, complicated, compelling, innovative and interdisciplinary dilemmas and controversies.

We are looking for the conundrums; cases that make our heads hurt; cases that, at first make sense, but something in our investigation did not fit (like a phenotype that did not go along with the genotype found); innovative therapeutic options; disorders that do not have an exact diagnosis, etc.

Submit Your Case

Call for submissions closes on Friday, 09 December 2022 at 11:59 pm, US Eastern Time.

Membership Corner

Message Boards: Read the latest messages or start a conversation online with other members - ISSVA Message Boards.

Social Media: Follow ISSVA on Twitter @ISSVA_org

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
Learn More

Are we missing any meetings or items of interest?

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