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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


Abstract and poster submissions are now closed. For further details, please visit the Scientific Program page.

Keynote Speaker: Lewis Cantley, PhD

We are honored to have Professor Lewis Cantley as our Keynote Speaker for the ISSVA 2020 Workshop. Professor Cantley holds the position as the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine.

Dr. Cantley is a cell biologist and biochemist noted for the discovery of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway in 1984, and further studies leading to the development of PI3K pathway inhibitors and metabolic regulation. His talk will focus on the relevance of these discoveries in vascular anomalies.

To access additional scientific program details and the tentative schedule, please visit the Scientific Program Page.

Enjolras Travel Award

Applications for the "Odile Enjolras, MD Travel Award for Promising Investigators in the Field of Vascular Anomalies" is now closed. Learn more about the Enjolras Travel Award.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submissions: Abstract and poster submissions are now closed.
Housing Opens: Now open
Registration Opens: Now open
Discounted Registration Deadline: 23 March, 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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