VASSA: – 17 – 20 October

17-10-18 08:00 - 20-10-18 17:00
Lagoon Beach, Cape Town
Phone:+27 (0) 41 374 5654
Address: 1 Lagoon Gate Drive, Milnerton, Kaapstad, 7441, South Africa

Programme & Abstracts

To access the guidelines and submission instructions, please click on the following link : Call for Abstracts
Abstracts are to be sent in Word format to Mande Bage at the following email:

Please note the following deadline dates for presenters:

25 June 2018                Deadline for Abstract submissions
25 July 2018                 Feedback in terms of whether your submission has been accepted for inclusion in the 2018 Congress
31 July 2018                 Registration and payment of registration fees to have been received by the Congress Secretariat
17 – 20 October 2018    VASSA Congress


Tuesday 16 October 2018

VASSA Exco/Corporate Member Meeting 14h00-17h00
VASSA Corporate Members Dinner 18h00

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Session 1: 13h00 – 15h00
Combined VASSA / ESVS meeting
Presidential address: James Tunnicliffe
Tea: 15h00 – 15h30
Session 2:15h30 – 17h30
Carotid session
Welcome Function: 18h00, Lagoon Beach Hotel & Conference centre

Thursday 18 October 2018

Breakfast session: 07h00 – 07h50

Session 3:08h00 – 10h00
PAD session
Invited lecture: Koen Deloose
Tea: 10h00 – 10h30
Session 4:10h30 – 12h30
Combined VASSA/ AACVTS meeting
CJC Nel lecture: Bongani Mayosi
Free paper session
Lunch: 12h30 – 13h30
Session 5: 13h30 – 15h30
Abdominal aortic session
VASSA invited lecture: Martin Björck
Tea: 15h30 – 16h00
Session 6:16h00 – 17h30
Vascular Nursing, Vascular Technologists and Wound Care Symposium

Presidential dinner: 19h00
Venue: TBC

Friday 19 October 2018

Breakfast session: 07h00 – 07h50

Session 7:08h00 – 09h30
Chronic venous disorders session
Tea: 09h30 – 10h00
Session 8:10h00 -11h30
Thoracic aortic session
Invited lecture: Stephan Haulon
Lunch: 11h30 – 12h30
Session 9:12h30 – 14h00
Renal; Mesenteric; Low frequency vascular disorders
Tea: 14h00 – 14h30
Session 10:14h30 – 16h00
Vascular trauma
Vascular access

VASSA dinner: 19h00
Venue: Lagoon Beach Hotel & Conference Centre

Saturday 20 October 2018

Breakfast session: 07h30 – 08h20

Session 11:08h30 – 10h30
Vascular training
Private practice matters: Philip Matley
Ethics and Vascular Surgery
Tea: 10h30 – 11h00
Session 12:11h00 – 12h30
Peri-operative medicine & Vascular Surgery
Invited lecture: Bruce Biccard
Lunch: 12h30 – 13h30
Session 13: 13h30 – 15h30
Venous thrombo-embolism update
Invited Lecture: TBC

Close: 15h30