The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation and Dr. Stuart Nelson present the VBF 2022 Conference/Clinic in Irvine, California on  October 7 and  8 at the 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 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 California.

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 Chris at

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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. 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.

Conference Talks

We are proud to offer our 2022 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.


Free Hotel Room

We will be offering one night of free lodging on Friday for attendees. Details to come.


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

 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. More information and a complete list of doctors to come.


Unfortunately, due to the demand of the clinic, VBF cannot pay for any of your travel.


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 us at Email is the preferred method of communication.

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 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.