KLVAC 2024

KLVAC or Kuala Lumpur Vascular Access Conference is a professional conference organized by the society every 2 years to share experience and knowledge on the field of vascular access. Vascular access is a field which involves the creation of the accesses for hemodialysis. This year's conference holds particular significance as we are proud to announce our collaboration with the Society of Dialysis Access Specialists (SODAS) in conjunction with the Dialysis Access Synergy Conference 2024. This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in our shared commitment to advancing the field of vascular access and dialysis care.

Welcome Section

Dr Naresh Govindarajanthran
VSM President
Greetings Dear friends and colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure in inviting each and every one of you to the 6th Kuala Lumpur Vascular Access Conference(KLVAC). KLVAC has been a tradition of the Vascular Society of Malaysia with the first meeting being held in 2010. From a modest beginning involving local participants, it has now grown to a meeting involving the region. This meeting will be held in conjunction with Dialysis Access Synergy for the very first time ever. 
With the theme of ‘Creativity, Innovation and Teamwork in Dialysis Access’ this meeting aims to bring together the various health care personnel involved in vascular access to create and innovate various techniques and strategies to improve the care of renal failure patients. This meeting will showcase cutting edge technology and various advancements in vascular access including endo AVFs. 
The 6th KLVAC will kick off with a first ever Master Class in Ultrasound Guided Haemodialysis Access Intervention and Endo AVF In addition to this, there will also be an Ultrasound guided cannulation and Assessment which has been our tradition since the inception of KLVAC. This will be followed by plenaries, symposiums and lively discussions. KLVAC 2024 will see local, regional and international speakers who are leading authorities in the provision of vascular access therapy. There will be ample room for lively discussions during the meeting to explore new ideas to further improve a method of therapy which has become ever important.
The exponential rise in the number of patients requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) not only in Malaysia but in the region has created an urgent need for vascular access. As of 2022, there are 51,256 patients undergoing dialysis in Malaysia. Unfortunately, the number of transplants being performed in the region is too small to keep up with the ever-increasing numbers of renal failure patients. As such, the vascular access created needs to be for ‘life’ in most patients. This makes the optimal creation, maintenance and salvage of vascular accesses key towards a successful RRT programme. 
 I look forward to meeting all of you and wish everyone an exciting and successful conference. 
Dr Ahmad Rafizi Hariz Ramli
Organising Chairman

Dear Esteemed Participants and Colleagues,

Welcome to the Kuala Lumpur Vascular Access Conference 2024, an extraordinary collaboration between the Vascular Society Malaysia and the Society of Dialysis Access Specialists. We are thrilled to announce that this conference will be held in conjunction with the Dialysis Access Synergy Conference 2024, creating a comprehensive conference that promises to be both enlightening and innovative.

This year’s conference theme, “Creativity, Innovation, and Teamwork in Dialysis Access,” reflects our commitment to exploring new ideas, embracing innovative devices, and fostering collaboration with other healthcare providers. Our collective goal is to enhance the quality of care provided to our patients through a multifaceted approach.

The conference kicks off with a one-day pre-conference session, setting the stage for two days of insightful discussions, presentations, and knowledge exchange during scientific congress.

We believe that covering new ideas and devices, and by working collaboratively with fellow healthcare professionals, we can continue to advance the field of vascular access and elevate patient care to new heights. The conference venue at CCEC @ The Vertical, Bangsar, provides a conducive environment for fostering learning, networking, and collaboration.

We look forward to your active participation, as together we explore the realms of creativity, innovation, and teamwork in dialysis access. Let’s collectively contribute to betterment of patient care.

See you at the KLVAC+DASy 2024!

Assoc. Prof Dr Jackie Ho Pei
Organising Co-Chair (SODAS)