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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

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

We are now accepting application for the "Odile Enjolras, MD Travel Award for Promising Investigators in the Field of Vascular Anomalies". In the spirit of Dr. Enjolras, this award is intended for applicants who have demonstrated interest in propagating knowledge and treatment in the field of Vascular Anomalies in underserved areas. The travel award is intended to offset fees for registration and travel an individual who can prove their participation in the clinical care of patients with vascular anomalies and/or published research. One travel award will be granted for the 23rd ISSVA Workshop to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 12-15 May 2020.

Learn more or apply for the Enjolras Travel Award!

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Opens: 1 November 2019
Housing Opens: November 2019
Registration Opens: November 2019
Abstract Submission Closes: 8 December 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: 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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