About WoCoVA

The World Congress on Vascular Access (WoCoVA) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional foundation promoting the science and practice of vascular access worldwide. The WoCoVA congresses are the events where professionals from all over the world can share and learn the latest VA research and innovations.

WoCoVA is part of the Global Vascular Access Network (GloVANet), and aims to improve VA activities and practices worldwide. GloVANet/WoCoVA tries to improve global awareness and quality patient care, by creating or supporting global standards of practice, consensus models and certification of VA related educational programs and training centers. Please go to the GloVANet website for more information.

GloVANet/WoCoVA Mission

GloVANet provides knowledge, tools, and education, based on the latest science and consensus, for all involved in vascular access, to have the best infusion technology for optimal patient care everywhere in the world.

WoCoVA Team

The WoCoVA team is a small but dedicated and energetic team that wants to make the biennial congress unforgettable and pleasant for all its speakers, delegates and sponsors. Please contact anyone of us if you have any question about being active at the next WoCoVA. The 9th WoCoVA is planned to be held in April 2026.

Jacoline Zilverentant – Founder WoCoVA and CEO of GloVANet / WoCoVA
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Tim Spencer – WoCoVA President
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Toine Hulshof – Managing Director GloVANet / WoCoVA 
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Lynn van Rennes – Digital and registration specialist
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WoCoVA History

In 2010, the first congress took place in Amsterdam the Netherlands, bringing together vascular access professionals from all around the globe.

Following the success of this first congress, WoCoVA organized biennial international congresses in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2022 (and a virtual WoCoVA in 2021) highlighting new vascular access issues, technology advances, evidence-based practices and offering networking opportunities with experienced professionals.

Although the biennial WoCoVA congresses were held in a representative ‘central’ city in Europe, WoCoVA has a global focus. Next to the biennial congresses WoCoVA also offered special events in Hong Kong, Perth, São Paulo and Toronto.

WoCoVA is also playing an increasing important role in educational programs, consensus meetings, publications, certification and supporting national societies in reaching their goals in improving vascular access.

WoCoVA does not offer individual membership, but is a global network organization connecting and supporting national VA societies. National VA societies do not pay any membership fee, but only benefit of the global network opportunities for their individual members and national status that is beneficial for growth of the organization and position in the development of VA.