The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation and Dr.  J. Stuart Nelson present the 2022 VBF Super Clinic on October 7 and 8, 2022 at the UCI Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic in Irvine, California.

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 California Guidelines for COVID-19 for the Clinic at the time. We will be in contact 45 days prior to the Clinic to inform you about how to prepare for your trip to California.

We can allow two parents to accompany one child into the Clinic, but no more. Please arrange for childcare at the hotel if you are traveling with multiple children as large groups and additional children will not be permitted into the Clinic.

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.

Dental, orthodontic, laser, and ultrasound appointments will occur on Friday, October 7. Clinic and psychosocial appointments will take place on Saturday, October 8. Due to the demands of the Clinic, you may have a late afternoon appointment on Saturday unless you request otherwise.  Questions? Email Chris at chris@birthmark.org

CONFERENCE / CLINIC EVENT DETAILS

Free Laser Treatment

One of the highlights of the VBF Conference and Clinic is a free laser session on Friday, October 7. 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. Nelson’s are not eligible for the free laser treatment.

Free Dental and Ultrasound Exams

We are proud to offer free dental and ultrasound exams again this year for those with qualify on Friday, October 7.

Conference Talks

We are proud to offer our 2022 VBF Conference talks to all who 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.

Free Hotel Room

We will be offering one night of free lodging on Friday, October 7 for attendees. Shuttles will take you from the hotel to the clinic. More information to come.

Venue

We are excited to be hosting our Clinic again with the wonderful staff at the UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic at 1002 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92612. As we get closer to the Clinic dates, we will send you additional information and forms to fill out.

 Masks are required inside the clinic building for everyone regardless of vaccination status. 

Clinic Teams

VBF Experts See Patients in Clinics

VBF works with a host of medical experts from around the world. More information to come on clinic teams. Clinic appointments will occur on Saturday, October 8. 

We can allow two parents to accompany one child into the clinic, but no more. Please arrange for childcare at the hotel if you are traveling with multiple children as large groups and additional children will not be permitted into the clinic.

Travel/Childcare/Food

Unfortunately, due to the demand of the Clinic, VBF cannot pay for any of your travel, childcare, or food. Megabus offers affordable transportation in many cities in the U.S. and the Clinic has affordable food options nearby.

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.

Photography and Videography

Please note, we will have a photographer and videographer on site. A laser company will be using video for training purposes for medical professionals.

Contacts & Questions

Questions? You can e-mail your questions to Chris at chris@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 email to chris@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.