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 a three-day congress. The 6th WoCoVA will take place from the 7-9 April 2021 in Athens, Greece. The congress will be a hybrid event with a corona-proof physical event in Athens which will also immediately be streamed online.

On the WoCoVA website, you find more information on the congress.





‘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 in 2021 in Athens (April 7 to 9). Each session will contain 2 topics of each 45 minutes.
Rewatch the 1st ‘Meet the Experts’ session of 15 September on occlusion and thrombosis

Next ‘Meet the Experts’ session: 24 November 2020. Read more & subscription


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