Come join Vascular Access Specialists from all around the globe at the 5th World Congress for Vascular Access, held in Copenhagen, Denmark from June 20th – 22nd.


Registrations are now open.
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Congress Information

Date – June 20 – 22, 2018

Location – Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Hotel & Congress  Center
Arni Magnussons Gade 1 3
1577 Copenhagen

Language – English is the official language of the congress. All abstracts and presentations must be submitted in English.

Target Audience

The target audience for this congress consists of vascular access professionals from all disciplines from countries from all around the world. WoCoVA anticipates over 1.000 participants for its fifth congress.

Sponsorship & Exhibtion

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with vendors who will presenting their latest products. Vendors who would like to learn more about exhibition space or sponsorship opportunities can contact Mr. Ton van Boxtel (phone: +31 6 12053880 or email:

Visa Requirements

Participants are requested to consult the Embassy or Consulate in their home country or their travel agency for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the WoCoVA 2018 participant to obtain a visa if required.

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract before February 18th, 2018.


The topics for WoCoVA 2018 are:

  • Prevention
  • Education
  • Innovation
  • World wide network
  • Guidelines and Consensus

We invite you to share your ideas and research outcomes in the scientific program. All information on abstract submisison can be found at the abstract submission website.

Important note

  • Abstracts must be submitted not later than 18 February 2018.
  • Authors of abstracts accepted for presentation MUST be registered delegates before 3 April 2018 and be responsible for all expenses in the production of their presentations, travel and accommodation during the Conference.
  • The scientific committee of the Congress reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts submitted. The committee’s decisions are final.
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent out by the beginning of March 2018.

Structure of Oral and Poster abstract

  • The abstract must not exceed 300 words.
  • The abstract should be typed in: Single spacing; Font size: 11; Style: Times New Roman.
  • Tables and graphs must be submitted separately with a maximum of two graphs (these will not be published)
  • Capitalization: please only use a capital letter at the beginning of the abstract title.
  • Make the abstracts as informative as possible.
  • Conclusions must be supported by data.

Organize the body of the abstract as follows:

a) Introduction b) Method c) Results d) Discussion & Conclusion

Faxed and handwritten abstracts will NOT be accepted.

An acknowledgment will be sent to you on the receipt of the abstract. Please contact the secretariat if you have not received the acknowledgement letter 1 week after you submitted your abstract(s).

Editing of abstracts will be restricted to spelling and style only.
Author(s) name should be listed with surname first, eg Jones TS, Tan HC. Institution(s) and affiliation(s) should be indicated with superscript following the author(s) name. Affiliation(s) should include only the name of the institution, city and country.

Structure of Video abstract

WoCoVA is introducing a video session.
A short video should be prepared and uploaded through YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
A written content of the video including the link to the video has to be submitted in the abstract module.


  • Total length of max 4 minutes
  • Include title, name(s), author(s) and location in the video
  • Submit a written outline of the video in max. 100 words
  • One author of the video should be available for video discussion

Author(s) name should be listed with surname first, eg Jones TS, Tan HC. Institution(s) and affiliation(s) should be indicated with superscript following the author(s) name. Affiliation(s) should include only the name of the institution, city and country.

Guideline for ORAL presentations

15 minutes presentation.

Guideline for POSTER presentations

An author should be available for poster discussion. Further information will be sent to all poster presenters after acceptance of the abstract as poster

Guidelines for VIDEO presentations

One author of  the video should be available for video discussion.





The registration fee will be charged directly upon registration. WoCoVA accepts the following online payments:

  • creditcard: American Express, Mastercard, VISA
  • SEPA direct debit

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations should be send to:

  • Cancellations received before May 1st, 2018 (included), will get a 50% refund. Refunds will be made in the weeks following the congress.
  • Cancellations received after May 1st, 2018, cannot be refunded.


If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Congress Care.


Fees & Special Offers

All prices quoted include 25% Danish VAT.

Full Registration (Three Days)

  • Full Registrations submitted before June 10, 2018: € 625
  • Full Registrations submitted after June 10, 2018: € 750

Special offers!

  • The first 300 participants only pay € 500
  • Members of one of the National Societies are entitled to a discount of € 50.

Physicians / Scientists in training

WoCoVA offers physicians and Scientists in training a reduction, provided they supply a certification signed by the head of their department.

  • Full Registrations submitted before June 10, 2018: € 375
  • Full Registrations submitted after June 10, 2018: € 450

Single Day Registration

  • One-day Registrations: € 350

Group Registration

Group registration is available for groups of 10 participants or more. Read here our Terms & Conditions for Group Registration. To register your group, please email:

  • Buy 10 full registrations get 1 full registration for free!

Journal of Vascular Access

Journal of Vascular AccessAll participants benefit from a special discount on a two-year subscription to the Journal of Vascular Access! Check here for details.