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Welcome to the ISSVA Workshop 2020

Welcome to ISSVA 2020!

The International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) will host ISSVA 2020, the 23rd  Workshop for the Study of Vascular Anomalies,  in the beautiful city of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada from May 12-15, 2020.  Vancouver is great site for this Workshop!  It is a city that unites an urban metropolis with the sea and mountains.  It will also be the first time since 2008 that the Workshop will be held in North America. 

The Scientific Program will be a venue to present the latest advances in research and science in vascular anomalies.  It will also feature introductory and advanced sessions that attendees can use to increase their knowledge in the fundamentals and advanced topics in the field.  ISSVA 2020 will provide a multidisciplinary forum for many specialties including – but not limited to - interventional radiologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, oncologists, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, and pathologists.

The ISSVA Workshop has continuously grown thanks to your dedication to the field and participation in the meeting. We invite you to participate in ISSVA 2020 to help us continue this trend of knowledge sharing through oral presentations, difficult cases, and poster sessions.

ISSVA 2018 in Amsterdam gave our delegates the opportunity to hear more than one-hundred oral presentations and view more than 200 posters. We expect the workshop in Vancouver to equal or surpass this.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Dr. Ilona Frieden
ISSVA President 2018-2020

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and the surrounding metro region offers visitors unique neighborhoods and big city amenities surrounded by beautiful water and mountain views, which are easily accessible!

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The ISSVA 2020 Workshop will provide the opportunity to learn through a multi-disciplinary approach and will be attended by a wide array of specialists such as intervention radiologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, oncologists, pathologists... and more! Receive updated registration information on the Registration Page.

Registration Opens: Late 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: March 20, 2020

Housing/ Accommodations

ISSVA 2020 will take place at the beautiful Westin Bayshore Vancouver, which sits near the water overlooking the mountains. Housing details are available on the Accommodations Page.

Housing Opens: Mid-2019

Workshop Schedule & Scientific Program

The scientific program will offer oral presentations, difficult case presentations, a Primer Course, Advanced Specialty Workshops, and more. To access the full meeting schedule and scientific program, please visit the Scientific Program Page.

Abstract Submission Opens: Late 2019

General Information & Important Dates

Learn more about Vancouver, the Local Organizing Committee, Important Dates, and more on the General Information Page.


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