We are preparing for the upcoming Second Parc Taulí International Vascular Access Symposium, 2nd PTIVAS 2016, and we would like to invite you to share our experience in Sabadell, Barcelona, in April, 2016.

The aim of PTIVAS is try to provide a comprehensive coverage of the field of vascular access in the dialysis patient in the areas of higher interest in daily clinical practice. In this edition the purpose is to cover three main objectives: review the current state in the fundamental topics in vascular access, highlight the latest trending topics and discuss regulation in vascular access training and certification. At the same time, we would like to give the opportunity to professionals of different interest areas to present their experiences with abstract submissions.

The perspective of the meeting is based on a multidisciplinary approach, with the participation of nephrology, vascular surgery, interventional radiology and infirmary. Main topics will be presented in round tables with invited speakers, panel discussions and poster sessions to encourage multidisciplinary interactions.

Prior to the symposium we offer a workshop: the V Edition of the theoretical and practical Workshop to update Ultrasound and Multidisciplinary approach in Vascular Access. The workshop will provide a practical review of ultrasound use in vascular access with hands on sessions with patients and simulation models. The objective of this course is to help the specialist involved in the care of vascular access, and who already has expertise in ultrasound, to consolidate and improve their skills and update their training in vascular access, from arteriovenous fistula pathology diagnosis to catheter ultrasound guided placement.

2016 Symposium Topic Highlights:

  • Vascular Access Creation
  • Vascular Access Surveillance
  • Complications treatment. Interventional and surgical approach.
  • Catheter
  • Vascular access care
  •  Epidemiology
  • Regulation in vascular access training and certification

We hope to provide a comfortable environment for learning and share your experience. We hope that you enjoy multidisciplinary interactions for the better understanding of the vascular access approach in the dialysis patient.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sabadell.


Jose Ibeas, MD, PhD
Chairman, Organizing Committee


Has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. 12 European CME credits (ECMEC).

Activitat acreditada pel Consell Català de Formació Continuada de les Professions Sanitàries - Comisión de Formación Continuada del Sistema Nacional de Salud. (09/09726-MD). Pending.