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2011 Port Wine Stain and Vascular Birthmarks Conference Itinerary


Drs. J. Stuart Nelson and Martin Mihm, Jr., Conference Chairs


Friday November 4th at the Island Hotel


5:30-6:00 Registration Check In - Light Food - Mingle families/doctors (Grand Ballroom Area)


6:00-7:20 Reception - Light Food - Mingle families/doctors (Grand Ballroom Area)


7:20-7:30 Welcome – Drs. Linda Rozell-Shannon and Stuart Nelson


7:30-7:45 Awards Presentations – Drs. Linda Rozell-Shannon and Stuart Nelson


7:45-8:00 Introduction of VBF California


8:00-9:00 Breakout Sessions – Informal Qs and As Sessions with Physicians – (Hemangiomas, PWS, Malformations & Syndromes (Head & Neck), Malformations and Syndromes (Extremities)


9:00-10:00 VBF Board of Directors Annual Planning Session


Saturday November 5th at the Island Hotel


7:30-8:30 Registration, check-in, daycare registration and drop off, complimentary continental breakfast


8:30-12:30 Conference Moderator – Dr. Stuart Nelson


8:30-8:45 Vascular Malformations: The Role of Pathology – Dr. Martin Mihm


8:45-9:10 Laser Treatment of Port Wine Stains and other Vascular Lesions – Dr. Stuart Nelson


9:10-9:30 Sturge Weber Syndrome – Diagnosis and Treatment – Dr. Anne Comi


9:30-9:50 Diagnosis and Treatment of Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome – Dr. Kami Delfanian


9:50-10:10 Treating Extremity Lesions/ Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome – Dr. Bob Rosen


10:10-10:20 BREAK


10:20-10:40 Propranolol Treatment of Infantile Proliferating Hemangiomas – Dr. Anthony Chang


10:40-11:00 Hemangiomas: When is Laser or Surgical Therapy Indicated? Drs. Stuart Nelson and Greg Levitin


11:00-11:20 Head & Neck Malformations: Diagnosis, Classification, Treatment – Dr. Gregory Levitin


11:20-11:50 Role of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology to Treat Vascular Malformations – Drs. Anthony Hasso and Laura Findeiss


11:50-12:00 Insurance Issues – Basia Joyce


12:00-12:20 Psychosocial Implications of Vascular Birthmarks (Leslie Graf)


12:20-1:00 LUNCH – Lunch boxes will be provided for faculty, conference/clinic attendees and workers/volunteers. NOTE: Parents must pick up children before daycare closes at 12:10


Note: Shuttle will be provided between BLI and Hotel


1:00-6:00 Clinic at Beckman Laser Institute (4 teams) Hemangiomas, PWS, Malformations (H&N), Malformations (Extremities)


6:00 Conference ends


7:00 Faculty/Volunteers Dinner