The Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA) is holding the biannual Hands-on Practicum on May 18-20, 2017 at Washington University in St. Louis. VASA is the only hemodialysis vascular access focused society that includes membership from the Americas. The membership includes the full Dialysis Access Care Team (surgeons, IR/IN, ANP, PA, RN and Patient Care Technicians).
The VASA Practicum provides a rare opportunity for healthcare professionals to have "hands-on" experience with surgical and interventional procedures for creating & maintaining vascular access for hemodialysis. The Allied Health sessions will have a vascular access anatomy session, hands-on with access monitoring and surveillance, Vascular Access Coordinator (VAC) support and observation of live surgical cases. The is the idea meeting for a VAC to attend along with their physician DACT members.
Link to the program page: https://cmeonline.wustl.edu/vasa/index.htm