EVENT ALERT: As of September 8, 2022, there are still FREE ultrasounds, clinic consultations, dental/ortho and psychotherapy, but NO MORE FREE LASER SLOTS. 

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.

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 chris@birthmark.org

UCI-Beckman Laser Institute


Free Laser Treatment & Dental, Orthodontic, and Ultrasound Exams on Friday

Friday, Oct. 7: General Schedule

While there are still FREE ultrasounds and dental/orthodontic sessions (for facial birthmarks), there are NO MORE FREE LASER SLOTS.


Consultation and Psychotherapy Appointments on Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 8: General Schedule

All consultation and psychotherapy appointments will be held on Saturday. For consultations, there will be six teams of specialists available. Group sessions will be arranged for all psychotherapy appointments.

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 after the Clinic and be available for 90 days.

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 at the Sonesta Irvine – Orange County Airport, 17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614. Please refer to direct e-mail communications from Chris@birthmark.org regarding hotel accommodations.


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.

Here is a link to map of UCI Main Campus. Beckman Laser Institute is located on the map at G3 – Bldg 817. Click here for the map in pdf format.

Masks are now being required for anyone entering the building. Please read UCI’s facial covering guidance here for more information.

No VBF-sponsored food service or daycare options: VBF will not be offering free daycare and will not be supplying free meals. Please plan to make your own arrangements for food and childcare.

Clinic Teams

VBF works with a host of medical experts from around the world.



Unfortunately, due to the demand of the clinic, VBF cannot pay for any of your travel. There will be shuttle service available between the Sonesta Hotel and UCI-Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic only on Saturday.


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 info@birthmark.org. 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 info@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.