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.


•Reduced registration fees for the meetings, workshops and various scientific and educational events of the VAS
•Free subscriptionon the Journal of Vascular Access (only applicable for Full Membership and Industrial Membership. If you subscribe as Junior or Associate or Senior you will not receive the JVA, if you wish to receive the JVA please subscribe as Full member)
•Online access to the Journal of Vascular Access
•Free subscription of the VAS Newsletter which you will receive twice a year
•Free Access to the VAS website with downloads guidelines and links
•Free Access to the VAS members login area with...
•Up-date information on worldwide congresses and courses

JVA can be accessed on linewww.vascular-access.info and papers can be downloaded either in PDF or HTML files.


Login area with special features:
• Downloads
• Online courses
• Literature monitor


Latest news

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.
Patient Safety in Dialysis Access
The Vascular Access Society and the Vascular International School supported
Scientifically and financially a book project of Matthias
Widmer (Bern) and Jan Malik (Prague) about patient safety.
Karger offers a significant discount for this book to all VAS members. Go to the login area for more details and free chapters!
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.