The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation along with Dr. Roy Geronemus, Dr. Robert Rosen and Dr. Stuart Nelson, present the VBF 2021 Conference/Clinic in NYC on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Laser Skin and Surgery Center of New York.

Our Clinic is the only one of its kind in the world. We offer lectures from the top experts in the field on the latest in research and treatment options, as well as individual appointments with our multidisciplinary team of expert specialists who provide an informal diagnosis and treatment plan to every individual and family.

Our Clinic serves individuals with any type of vascular birthmark, anomaly or syndrome including hemangiomas, port-wine stain birthmarks, lymphatic malformations, arteriovenous malformations, venous malformations, KTS, PHACES, CLOVES, CMTC, and Sturge-Weber Syndrome, among all others. We turn no family with a vascular birthmark away.

Please note, we will be following the current CDC Guidelines for the Clinic. We will be in contact as we get closer to the date to inform you how to prepare for your trip to New York City.

Click here to view our conference checklist.


Free Laser Treatment


One of the highlights of the VBF Conference and Clinic is a free laser session. To be considered for a free laser session, you will need to be screened and pre-approved, found on the application. Please note, current patients of Dr. Geronemus are not eligible for the free laser treatment.

Free Dental Exams

We are proud to offer free dental exams again this year for those with oral cavity involvement or for those that qualify based on location of their malformation.

Conference Talks

We are proud to offer our 2021 VBF Conference talks to all that register. These talks will be sent to you virtually the week before the Clinic and available for the two weeks following the clinic.

This includes over 20 talks from world renown experts featuring topics including hemangiomas, port wine stains, venous malformations, arteriovenous malformations, lymphatic malformations (cystic hygroma), SWS, KTS, PHACES, KHE and other rare vascular anomalies.

Also included is a discussion on psychotherapy issues, a new topical treatment of VMs/LMs, the VBF impact study from the pandemic, and highlights of the VBF Global Ambassador Program.

Free Hotel Room

We will be offering one night of free lodging for attendees at the Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia located at 303 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016. We will be in contact closer to the conference to arrange for the night you would prefer to stay.


We are excited to be hosting our Clinic again with the wonderful staff at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York at 317 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016. As we get closer to the Clinic, we will send you additional information and forms to fill out for Center.

Registration & Fees

Your all-inclusive $100 registration fee includes all the services described above. If there is a financial hardship, the full $100 registration fee will be waived so long as you select the $25 payment option on the registration form and pay the mandatory $25 processing fee.

If you need to cancel for any reason, we would be happy to issue you a full refund of your registration fee, upon request.

Use the links below to register online or download, print and mail-in / email a registration form. We need at least one clear photo (uploaded during the online registration process or sent by mail or email to showing the birthmark for each patient so that we can ensure that the patient is scheduled with the appropriate clinic team, and so that we can assess if the patient is qualified for free laser treatment.

Contacts & Questions

Questions? You can e-mail your questions to Emily at Email is the preferred method of communication. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here.