To enhance the organizational structure and visibility of the Global Vascular Access Network, all parts of the global network will be named: Global Vascular Access network (GloVANet). WoCoVA, being the largest and most important network event, will be part of the umbrella organization.

Besides the biennial WoCoVA congresses and Special events, Committees, Education, Research and Projects,  GloVANet will be the worldwide network.

The 6th biennial World Congress on Vascular Access is the global network event where professionals from around the world meet and share scientific knowledge and innovations during a three-day packed program. On the 6th WoCoVA website, you find all information on registration, how to be part of the program, and what to expect during your visit to Athens in Greece.






A Meet the Experts! session is an online educational learning moment on Vascular Access topics of interest to the VA world. There will be four ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions in between now and the physical WoCoVA meeting of 2021 in Athens on April 7 to 9. Each session will contain 2 topics of 45 minutes. Half of the time for a presentation and the other half for Q&A’s. All sessions of Meet the Experts! will be afterwards accessible online on the GloVANet website.

In the ‘Meet the Experts!’ sessions several VA topics will be presented and discussed, like prevention and treatment of lumen occlusion, Catheter-related thrombosis and dislodgement. Also, strategies before and during VAD insertion and maintenance are planned to be presented and discussed. Here you can find the dates and the agenda of the four sessions.



We were all looking forward to meeting each other at the 6th WoCoVA in Athens, Greece this summer, but… Covid-19 got in the way. Though the 6th WoCoVA has been postponed to 2021, we are proud to have offered WoCoVA Live! – the first online event, free for all registered participants.

On June 17 and 18, during WoCoVA Live!, a number of vascular access specialists from all over the world presented about the situation on Covid-19 patients, with, of course, a focus on vascular access issues and solutions. Which successes have been achieved, and how have patients experienced their treatment?
With WoCoVA Live!, we were able to reach out to more than 5000 participants from 88 countries. Click here to watch the sessions