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WoCoVA Committees

WoCoVA has a relatively simple organizational structure, which improves decision-making and thus avoids costs. In summary: the Global Committee is focused on the ongoing promotion of WoCoVA, whereas the Scientific Committee and Organizing Committee are clearly focused on organizing the next biennial congress.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is responsible for the scientific program of the WoCoVA congresses and represent experts on vascular access.

Italy
Mauro Pittiruti																()

Mauro Pittiruti

The Netherlands
Ton van Boxtel																()

Ton van Boxtel

Belgium
Marguerite Stas																()

Marguerite Stas

USA
Paul Blackburn																()

Paul Blackburn

USA
Josie Stone																()

Josie Stone

USA
Ken Symington																()

Ken Symington

Spain
Gloria Ortiz Miluy																()

Gloria Ortiz Miluy

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee is responsible for all planning activities that are required to make the congress happening: registration, venue, exhibition, program planning, and much more.

Ton van Boxtel – Chair
Jacoline Zilverentant – Congress Manager
Evangelos Konstantinou – Local Representative
Theodoros Katsoulas – Local Representitive
Marleen Wiltink – Congress Secretariat
Renate van Braam -– Congress Secretariat

Global Committee

The Global Committee is a permanent and rapidly growing group of representatives from countries all over the world. Its members are the main source of input for WoCoVA. The main responsibilities of the Global Committee members are to:

  • provide evidence of promoting WoCoVA to other professional groups though advertising in local journals, lecturing at professional meetings and other gatherings;
  • inform WoCoVA on how to connect with other local vascular access related organizations, or how to improve communication with such organizations;
  • to encourage clinicians to attend WoCoVA’s congresses or or by promoting the Group rate with supporting evidence;
  • to link with industry partners who may be interested to exhibit at the congress;
  • to assist with the list of speakers and references;
  • to sponsor attendees to the congress
  • to promote WoCoVA on both private and professional social media platforms, such as forums, Facebook and Twitter, but also on professional websites or company advertisements;
  • to engage with past WoCoVA attendees who may be interested to document their experiences for WoCoVA’s web site;
  • and to create and locally distribute posters which help to promote WoCoVA.

Josie Stone is chairperson of the Global Committee

Argentina
Maria Veronica Mauri																()

Maria Veronica Mauri

Australia
Evan Alexandrou																()

Evan Alexandrou

Austria
Christian Breschan																()

Christian Breschan

Belgium
Marguerite Stas																()

Marguerite Stas

Belgium
Martine Jérôme																()

Martine Jérôme

Brazil
Claudia Luz																()

Claudia Luz

Canada
Sharon Armes																()

Sharon Armes

Canada
Cherie Pinkerton																()

Cherie Pinkerton

Canada
Tami Jemson																()

Tami Jemson

China
Henry Huang																()

Henry Huang

China
Sun Hong																()

Sun Hong

Czech Republic
Jiri Charvat																()

Jiri Charvat

Denmark
Kasper Jepsen																()

Kasper Jepsen

France
Eric Desruennes																()

Eric Desruennes

France
Christian Dupont																()

Christian Dupont

Germany
Ulf Teichgräber																()

Ulf Teichgräber

Greece
Evangelos Konstantinou																()

Evangelos Konstantinou

Hongkong
Peter Tang																()

Peter Tang

Hungary
Agi Szekacs																()

Agi Szekacs

India
Anil Bhambhani																()

Anil Bhambhani

Iran
Morteza Khavanin Zadeh | مرتضی خوانین زاده																()

Morteza Khavanin Zadeh | مرتضی خوانین زاده

Ireland
Peter Carr																()

Peter Carr

Italy
Mauro Pittiruti																()

Mauro Pittiruti

Japan
Ayako Fugiwara																()

Ayako Fugiwara

Middle East / Africa
Nidal Qarqash																()

Nidal Qarqash

New Zealand
Lynette Lennox																()

Lynette Lennox

Portugal
Rita Barroca																()

Rita Barroca

South Korea
Jang Yong Kim																()

Jang Yong Kim

Spain
Paloma Ruiz Hernández																()

Paloma Ruiz Hernández

Spain
Maria Antonia Cubero Pérez																()

Maria Antonia Cubero Pérez

Sweden
Karin Johansson																()

Karin Johansson

Switzerland
Wojciech Staszewicz																()

Wojciech Staszewicz

The Netherlands
Ton van Boxtel																()

Ton van Boxtel

United Kingdom
Carmel Streater																()

Carmel Streater

United Kingdom
Jackie Nicholson																()

Jackie Nicholson

USA
Tim Spencer																()

Tim Spencer

USA
Paul Blackburn																()

Paul Blackburn

USA
Josie Stone																()

Josie Stone

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