WoCoVA has grown in 10 years to much more than just a congress. In order to better organize the efforts and actions in the field of vascular access it was decided that there should be an overarching organization to cover all activities that are nowadays executed. The Global Vascular Access Network (GloVANet) umbrella organization was created with WoCoVA being the largest and most important activity. Other areas which can be found within GloVANet are Education & Training, Data & Research and Other Events and Projects.

GloVANet aims to be the worldwide network to enhance global awareness on vascular access and improve patient care.

The 6th biennial World Congress on Vascular Access (WoCoVA) is the global network event where professionals from around the world meet and share scientific knowledge and innovations on vascular access topics during the congress.

The 6th WoCoVA took place on 29 – 30 April 2021 as a full virtual event.

Save the date: the 7th WoCoVA will take place on 16 – 18 March 2022 in Athens. 

You can find more information on the WoCoVA website.




‘Meet the Experts’ is a GloVANet/WoCoVA online educational learning opportunity on Vascular Access topics of interest. In order not to have an information vacuum due to postponing the 6th WoCoVA, four ‘Meet the Experts’ sessions are planned between September 2020 and the 6th WoCoVA congress (29 and 30 April 2021). Each session will contain 2 topics of each 45 minutes.
Rewatch the 1st ‘Meet the Experts’ session of 15 September on occlusion and thrombosis.
Rewatch the 2nd ‘Meet the Experts’ session of 24 November on dislodgment and tip location.
Rewatch the 3rd ‘Meet the Experts’ session of 19 January on infection prevention.

Next ‘Meet the Experts’ session: 9 March 2021.
Click HERE to register for the 4th MtE on March 9, 2021.
Chinese participants can register HERE.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors, participation and registration for ‘Meet the Experts’ is free of charge.


Because it took longer before the latest research and developments could be presented at the 6th WoCoVA in Athens, Greece, we looked for a new way to keep the WoCoVA community alive and connected. On the 17 and 18th of June 2020, GloVANet offered a 2 day online event to update everyone interested on vascular access on the topic of VA and COVID-19 patients. Rewatch WoCoVA live! of June 17 and 18, 2020.