2018 Abstract Submissions

Abstracts for the VASA 2018 Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Symposium are now being accepted.

The Program Committee and VASA Board of Directors invite you to submit a scientific abstract for the VASA Dialysis Access Symposium XVI to be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, May 10-12, 2018. The success of The Symposium over its 27 year history has been largely due to the many high-quality, novel scientific abstracts submitted and selected for presentation. We welcome abstracts on any & all topics related to dialysis access, including but not limited to: surgical access procedures, percutaneous interventions, planning & preparation for dialysis access, peritoneal dialysis, venous hemodialysis catheters, vascular access coordination, dialysis nursing, cannulation, public policy, outcomes, & cost-effectiveness. All abstracts submitted should be original; materials previously published or presented will not be considered, unless there is significant new data or analysis to report.

Abstracts may only be submitted electronically; click here to access the submission website. We encourage you to submit your own work or to encourage the work of a colleague.
DEADLINE: February 26 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time)

The system will allow you to designate a contact author. As such, this will be the main point of contact for information regarding this submission. Additional authors must also may be entered. If you are the only author, you will need to complete the additional author section with your information.

When entering your abstract text, do not include title or authors in this text. After you enter the text of your abstract. Once the abstract text is saved, you will be given the opportunity to add a graphic or table to this submission. IMPORTANT: No reference should be made in or on the abstract to the name of the authors or institutions. Failure to follow this guideline will result in the abstract being excluded from Review by the Program Committee.

Abstracts are limited to 2,000 characters maximum which does not include title and graphics (spaces are not counted). Please structure your abstract as follows:

Objectives: A brief statement of the purpose of the study and the current state of research in the field.

Methods: The methods of study or experimental approach clearly, but briefly, defined. Results: A summary of the results of the study, including sufficient details to support those conclusions. These may be presented in a brief table.

Conclusions: A statement concerning the significance of the work and its possible implications for future research.
If you do not maintain within with minimum or maximum character limit, the system will not accept your submission as “complete” and will show your submission as “incomplete” in the list of submitted abstracts.

Do not include title or authors within the abstract text.
Format in boldface type the Objective(s), Methods, Results and Conclusions.
References will be added in a separate field
Supporting documents can be uploaded in a separate field.

You must indicate the presentation type as follows:
VASA Resident Award
Regular Abstract Submission

The Annual VASA Resident Award will recognize the most meritorious research paper on dialysis access by a resident or fellow in surgery, radiology, nephrology, or internal medicine.

An expert committee appointed by the VASA Board will review all qualifying residents' abstracts and select the award winning submission. The recipient of these awards will present his/her paper at the time of the Biennial Symposium and receive an award of $1,000.

The manuscript for these Awards is to be submitted to the Journal of Vascular Access for possible publication and should be written according to the guidelines for electronic submission in the Journal of Vascular Access.

All other presentations are invited presentations by the Program Committee.