Preliminary Program

Wednesday, April 7

Pre congress hands-on workshop for physicians
  • Ultrasound
  • Interventional Procedures incl. Fistula creation
  • Surgical procedures
  • Catheters
Pre congress hands-on workshop for nurses
  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Cannulation (synthetic and biological models)

Thursday, April 8

Room A – Large Session
08:30 – 08:45
Opening ceremony
08:45 – 10:15
Vascular access overview
10:45 – 12:15
Recent clinical trials
12:15 – 13:30
Industry sponsored Lunch symposium
13:30 – 15:00
Update on guidelines
15:30 – 17:00
Vascular Access Centers
Room B – Small Session
08:45 – 10:15
Endovascular vs. Surgical fistula creation
10:45 – 12:15
Endovascular techniques
13:30 – 15:00
Cardiovascular effects of hemodialysis access
15:30 – 17:00
Dedicated devices for vascular access

Friday, April 9

Room A – Large Session
08:30 – 10:00
What is the best access: Fistula, Graft or Catheter?
10:30 – 12:00
PD catheters
12:00 – 13:30
Industry sponsored Lunch symposium
13:30 – 14:00
VAS honorary award and lecture
14:00 – 15:30
Outcomes of vascular access
15:30 – 17:00
Video session
17:00 – 18:00
VAS General Assembly
Room B – Small Session
08:30 – 10:00
Central vein occlusive disease
10:30 – 12:00
Central venous catheters for hemodialysis access
14:00 – 15:30
Nursing Session 1
15:30 – 17:00
Nursing Session 2

Saturday, April 10

Room A – Large Session
08:30 – 10:00
Maturation – Expert case discussion
10:30 – 12:00
My worst case
12:00 – 12:15
Closing ceremony

The Gala Dinner takes place on Friday, April 9 in the Queens 45 location in Charlottenburg.

Scientific Program Committee

  • Michael Burbelko
  • Maurizio Gallieni
  • James Gilbert
  • Markus Hollenbeck
  • Jose Ibeas
  • Ruben Iglesias
  • Tamara Jemcov
  • Jan Malik
  • Vladimir Matoussevitch
  • Norton de Matos
  • Kathleen Rickert
  • Joris Rotmans
  • Robert Shahverdyan
  • David Shemesh
  • Matteo Tozzi
  • Christian Hohl, Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Congress secretariat

GUARANT International spo. s r.o.
Českomoravská 19, 190 00 Prague 9, Czech Republic
tel: +420 284 001 444 | e-mail: vas2021@guarant.cz