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The 23rd International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies is ISSVA's biannual meeting, which is attended by a wide array of specialists including intervention radiologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, oncologists and pathologists, presents the latest developments in this fast moving area.

This page includes general information about this meeting and other details that may be of interest to meeting delegates.

Affiliate Groups

ISSVA is holding a limited amount of space at the ISSVA 2020 (Vancouver) meeting venue for our affiliate organizations. To reserve function space, groups must first complete and submit this Function Space Request Form. Space will be granted based on alignment with ISSVA’s mission and availability.

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

Local Organizing Committee

ISSVA 2020 would not be possible without the assistance and hard work of our Local Organizing Committee, which provides valuable feedback on venue selection, social activities, the Gala Dinner, and more:

Jugpal Arneja (Chair)
Douglas Courtemanche
Manraj Heran
Gerald Legiehn
Julie Prendiville

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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ISSVA 2020 will take place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.