Welcome to The Vascular Access Society (VAS)

Our objectives are to raise interest in the field of hemodialysis vascular access, to promote and conduct basic and clinical research and to organize congresses, meetings and courses.

The Vascular Access Society (VAS) was founded on 30 October 1997, during the 3rd International Congress on Access for Dialysis in Maastricht, the Netherlands.  VAS is a multidisciplinary society which is of interest to nephrologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists, dialysis, nurses, vascular and radiological technologists. VAS is the leading international vascular access society is involved in various types of education, practising and scientific exchange in this field. VAS organizes an International Congress every two years in one of the countries in Europe. Every year at least one Vascular Access Course will be held in a European City. The multidisciplinary council of the VAS consists of nephrologists, surgeons and radiologists and representatives from each European country will be asked to join the board.


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6-8 April, 2017
Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ljubljana is a vibrant centre of creativity where cultural activity has become a way of life. It boasts one of the world's oldest philharmonics.
Vascular Access Cannulation and Care Handbook
The Vascular Access Society has also endorsed a handbook related to Vascular Access Cannulation and Care. This handbook is a joint initiative of Fresenius Medical Care and EDTNA/ERCA.
The Brighton Vascular Access Fellowship
The Fellowship has been running for almost 3 years with excellent feedback from the trainees, The mean of 55 cases have been operated on by the candidates, with a mean of 34 cases undertaken as the first surgeon.