The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Thank you for attending the 2021 VBF Super Clinic in NYC! Please stay tuned for our next Conference/Clinic in October 2022 in California!

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 virtual 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. Dental and ultrasound appointments will take place on Friday, October 8 and clinic and laser appointments will take place on Saturday, October 9.

Please note, due to COVID-19, we are unable to assist in securing a Visa to the US. If you need a visa, please contact your embassy to find out requirements.

Questions? Email Gina at gina@birthmark.org

Click here to view our conference checklist.

CONFERENCE / CLINIC EVENT DETAILS

Free Laser Treatment on Saturday

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 and Ultrasound Exams on Friday

We are proud to offer free dental and ultrasound exams again this year for those with qualify. Dental and ultrasound exams will be offered on Friday, October 8.

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 on Friday for attendees at the Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia located at 303 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016.

Venue

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.

Please note – everyone must bring with them proof of a COVID vaccination or negative results from a COVID test no more than 5 days before the clinic. If you are unable to get a test, you will be able to be tested at the clinic. Masks are required inside the clinic building for everyone regardless of vaccination status. 

Clinic Teams

VBF works with a host of medical experts from around the world. The following teams will be accessing patients on Saturday:

Port Wine Stains Port Wine Stains Head & Neck 

*includes hemangiomas

Head & Neck

*includes orbit lesions

Extremity Malformations  SWS/H&N Syndromes KTS
Roy Geronemus Stuart Nelson Milton Waner Giacomo Colletti Robert Rosen Anne  Comi Kami Delfanian
Paul Friedman Marty Mihm Teresa O Branko Bojovic Ricardo Restrepo Anna Pinto John Pappas
Ana Duarte Gerald Goldberg David Darrow Aaron Fay  Anton  Hasso Francine Blei Ken Truitt
Wenbin Tan Gregory Levitin Bernard Cohen Kahlil D’Souza

Travel

Unfortunately, due to the demand of the clinic, VBF cannot pay for any of your travel. Megabus offers affordable transportation in many cities in the U.S.; the hotel is less than two miles away from Penn Station if you are able to take a train in.

Additionally, if you chose to drive, VBF can provide Friday and Saturday parking for you in NYC.

Visas

Please note, due to COVID-19, we are unable to assist in securing a Visa to the US. If you need a visa, please contact your embassy to find out requirements.

Contacts & Questions

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

Thank you to our sponsors!

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 gina@birthmark.org) 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.