The World Congress on Vascular Access (WoCoVA ) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional foundation promoting science and practice of vascular access. Professionals from all over the world join to share the latest research innovations with all stakeholders, including medical professionals and scientists.
The 6th WoCoVA was to be held in a virtual format, using the Canapii platform. This was to be the first edition where the event would be delivered in this format.
The objective was to organize a scientific meeting where the best scientists from the world present the latest outcomes on Vascular Access in order to further improve the quality of Vascular Access for all patients Worldwide. Next to this, to create an environment where scientists, VA-specialists, and VA-producing companies come together to learn from each other.
The main challenge of course was that this event had always traditionally been delivered in person, with attendees able to visit different stakeholders in a trade-show format, as well as attend expert-led lectures on specific topics. The Canapii platform would need to combine these elements virtually, whilst ensuring the interactivity of the attendees with the stakeholders remained. It would also need to be easy to navigate and fit the brand of this long-established medical conference.
‘’We originally wanted to do a physical meeting, but because of the corona pandemic we had to decide to go to a full virtual meeting. We looked at different platforms to run our scientific meeting which could deliver the different aspects we wanted to provide to our attendees and our sponsors. Canapii was the one that we believed would be able to deliver the different aspects we were looking for’’
The Canapii platform was still at the beginning of its evolution in terms of the elements that the WoCoVA team would be looking to offer their attendees. But the Canapii team worked closely with the WoCoVA team in order to create the tools and items that were necessary. This included a custom sponsor area, more visually appropriate to their event set-up, and an onboarding process that would guide attendees on how to use the Canapii platform when they first accessed it. It also included an integrated scientific poster submission and review hall.
WoCoVA also made use of the live streaming capabilities of Canapii, meaning that they could exactly replicate the event’s usual live content agenda in a virtual arena, with 4 content stages running simultaneously.
Scientific posters were submitted
“We would definitely work with Canapii again. The support was good and in time, such that we could deliver at the congress dates with a platform that looked professional, completely on brand and worked well.”
Ton van Boxtel