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We would like to invite you to the 11th congress of the Vascular Access Society, which will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 11-13 april 2019.

Almost 75 years after the first successful hemodialysis treatment by dr. Kolff in The Netherlands, we aim to organize a lively, interactive and high-quality conference that will bring together the international community of clinicians, vascular technologists, nurses and researchers, devoted to the important issue of vascular access for hemodialysis. The scientific program will provide a three-day meeting with state-of-the-arts lectures about new developments in clinical practice, basic research as well as the latest results from clinical trials. Furthermore, controversial topics will be discussed in pro-con debates and parallel sessions specifically for dialysis nurses will be organized as well. In addition, we will organize an interesting social program that allows you to experience the diversity of Rotterdam, renowned as a thriving, easy accessible cosmopolitan city, full of energy and innovation.

This year, the VAS congress will be a joint meeting with the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland (VASBI).

We are looking forward welcoming you to Rotterdam!

Joris Rotmans
Chairman of the Organizing committee

Organizing committee
Jan Tordoir
Magda van Loon
Marcel Weijmer
Susan Lemson
Koen van der Bogt

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Promo trailer VAS2019

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Rotterdam a World Port City, is a city you have to experience for yourself. It is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart.


Registration open

Registration open

Please note that registration is now open for the 11th congress of the Vascular Access Society in collaboration with the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland

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Abstract submission is now open and the Scientific Committee invites you to participate actively in this congress.

Abstract submission

Our preliminary programme is online as well. 

Discover World City Rotterdam

Discover World City Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a young, dynamic and global city, that is continuously renewing itself at a rapid rate. Sparkling skyscrapers, an impressive port, trendy restaurants and food markets, renowned museums and awesome festivals are the direct result of the can-do mentality of the Rotterdammers. Add to that the many extraordinary attractions and city tours - by bike, bus, boat or on foot – and you understand why Rotterdam was voted Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016.

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