Since the COVID-19 pandemic is going on with traveling restrictions and rules for social distancing, it is not possible to run the 12th congress of the Vascular Access Society with presence in Berlin. After careful consideration of the current situation the VAS Scientific Committee has decided to hold the VAS congress as a fully virtual event.

What does this mean?

Instead to hold the 12th congress of the Vascular Access Society in the Maritin hotel in Berlin, the VAS congress will be held completely virtually and online. No travel, without obstacles and more opportunities.

Will the virtual congress take place in the same date?

The virtual congress will be held from Tuesday, April 6 till Friday April 9, 2021. The program will start in the afternoon not to interfere with working schedule of participants.


How do I register to the virtual congress?

You can register by filling out the online registration form. Registration fees have to be paid in EUR. You can choose from two methods of payment: Credit Card and Bank Transfer. More details you can find on our website in the registration section.

Can I register during the congress?

Yes, but only on-line payment by credit card will be possible.

Will I get CME credits for attending the 12th congress of the Vascular Access in virtual format?

Yes, you will receive credits for attending virtual conference. Certificate of attendance will be possible to download after the congress.

How do I access the virtual conference?

Links and further information on accessing the 12th congress of the Vascular Access Society will be announced one week before the virtual congress at the latest.

What is included in my registration fee for the virtual conference?

Registration fees include:

  • Access to the On-line Congress (Live Stream)
    • Questions and Answers, Discussions, Chat Networking
  • Access to the Virtual Exhibition
  • Access to the recorded webcasts and virtual library during April 2021
  • CME credits
What is the programme for the virtual conference?

You can find the programme at a glance on the website here.

Will I be able to watch on-demand recordings after the congress has concluded?

Yes, if you are a registered delegate you can access the virtual library once it is made available.

What do I need technically to attend the virtual congress?

To attend the virtual congress, you need a good internet connection, your device or computer, and a valid registration. Your log in detail (such as password) is automatically sent to you once you firstly enter the system with your e-mail address More technical and detailed information will be posted at the official congress website in due course.

Is there any other specific technical instructions I should be aware of?

Yes. Please note there are these technical pre-requisites

  • Microsoft Windows or Mac OS based device (except iPhones)
  • Latest Chrome or Microsoft Edge Internet browser (Other browsers are not fully supported)
  • Stable internet connection (minimum 10/10Mbps)
  • Some of the older types of iOS mobile phones and iPADS might not be supported for this streaming platform
I have an unanswered question regarding my registration and virtual conference. Whom shall I contact?

Please contact us at our e-mail address: vas2021@guarant.cz


Will my abstract be published and where?

All accepted abstracts will be available on the congress website and in the Book of Abstracts (WE website) after the virtual congress.

When must presenting authors pay the registration fee?

Presenting authors must pay the registration fee by March 4, 2021.

I have an unanswered question. Whom can I contact?

Please contact us at our e-mail address: abstracts.VAS2021@guarant.cz

Will there be any detailed information for chairs and speakers how to be ready for the session and or presentations?

Yes, there will be instructions for speakers and chairs released soon and posted at the official website. You will be informed in due course.


Will there be an Exhibition at the virtual conference?

Yes, there will be a virtual exhibition and contact with exhibitors.

Will there be Exhibition opportunities for the virtual conference?

There will be virtual exhibition, meet the sessions, online advertising possibilities, and more. For further information, please visit our website regularly.

I am a commercial company and would like to participate in the virtual exhibition. Who should I contact?

Please contact koudelkova@guarant.cz for all inquiries regarding the above.

I am a national/international/specialist society in vascular access. Can I participate in the virtual exhibition?

Yes, all vascular accesssocieties members are welcome to participate in the virtual exhibition and will receive more information at a later stage.

For any other questions, please contact the following:

General Information/Registration


Abstracts /Speakers/Chairs




Congress secretariat

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