From April 6th to 8th, 2017, the 10th Congress of the Vascular Access Society is being held in Ljubljana. The events is going to be organized by GUARANT International. The expected attendance is approximately 400 experts from around the world.
Modern medicine in the vascular access of dialysis patients is concentrated in more niche medical disciplines and therefore, the congress focuses on vascular surgery, nephrology, cardiology, and angiology.
The scientific program of the congress focuses mainly on the hemodialysis treatment and vascular accesses, the epidemiology of ESRD, interventional radiology, prosthetic implants and grafts, medications in vascular access care, hand ischemia, central venous stenosis and obstruction.
During the sessions, dozens of renowned neuroscientists and surgeons who are experts in the field of vascular access, will speak about their related field. Among the top include Rafael Ponikvar, MD, PhD, a specialist in the treatment of acute renal failure of hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy in adults, newborns and small children. He has performed more than 3 000 vascular access surgeries.
An interesting social program is prepared for congress participants, which includes a gala dinner in the ceremonial rooms of the Ljubljana Castle. There will also be a welcome reception and two lunch symposiums related to new technologies.
Delegates can also enjoy a hands-on workshop that will take place before the Congress (on 5th April) in the University Medical Centre Ljubljana. The workshop will focus on the topics of hemodialysis catheters placement, preoperative ultrasonography mapping, arteriovenous fistula surveillance and vascular access surgery.
More details about the event can be found here: http://www.vas2017.org/