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1994 - 2018



Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
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VBF Calendar of Events

 

March 2018

 

March 16, 2018, 10:30am EST Facebook Live
Dr. Linda and Dr. Roy Geronemus and VBF Global Ambassador Scott Cupples
Topic: The Importance of Early Treatment of Vascular Birthmarks
[view past Facebook Live sessions]

 

March 16 &17
10th Anniversary Symposium on Vascular Anomalies
Charleston, SC
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May 2018

 

May - VBF International Month of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks
Worldwide events and awareness activities are held throughout the month of May as part of VBF's Month of Awareness campaign.

 

May 5, 2018 - VBF Miami Satellite Vascular Birthmarks Conference & Clinics
VBF is excited to support a new conference & clinic in Miami, Florida.

 

May 15, 2018 - VBF International Day of Awareness for Vascular Birthmarks
#PutOnYourBirthmark and many other activities to celebrate VBF's month-long awareness campaign

 

 

 

June 2018


June 28 – 29, 2018 - VBF iTEAM in Italy
The VBF iTEAM of medical experts will offer lectures and clinics in Italy as part of its annual international mission trip.

 

 

 

August 2018

 

August 6, 2018 - Frank Catalanotto Foundation's 8th Annual Golf Outing at the Old Westbury Country Club

 

August 12, 2018 - Purple Polka Dot Race, Eastwood Beach, Michigan
The annual Purple Polka Dot Race is a 5K walk/run, family fun run, and virtual run.

 

 

 

October 2018

 

October 6, 2018 - The 208 Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic, New York, NY
 

 

 

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January 2018

 

 

January 11, 2018 at 5pm PST - Facebook Live
Dr. Linda and VBF Expert: Dr. Stuart Nelson 
Topic: Laser Therapy: To Treat or Not to Treat
[view past Facebook Live sessions]

 

January 25, 2018, 5pm EST Facebook Live
Dr. Linda and VBF Psychosocial Expert: Leslie Graff
Topic: Psychosocial impact of a vascular birthmark
[view past Facebook Live sessions]

 

 

February 2018

 

February 27, 2018, 6:30pm EST Facebook Live
Dr. Linda and Dr. Milton Waner
Topic: Treating Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations
[view past Facebook Live sessions]

 

2017

 

 

December

 

FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT:  Dr. Linda with Dr. Anne Comi
Discussion Topic:  PWS and SWS

November

November 13, 2017 5pm PCT - Facebook Live - Dr Linda with Dr. Nelson
Topic: Laser Therapy for All Vascular Birthmarks: When to Start, When to Stop

 

October

 

SAVE THE DATE

October 7 - 2017 VBF Annual Conference & Clinics
Irvine, California

[learn more]

 

October 10, 2017 - Annual Frank Catalanotto Foundation Golf Tournament
Old Westbury Golf and Country Club, Old Westbury, New York
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October 8 at 8am-9am PCT - Facebook Live - Dr Linda with world renowned vascular birthmarks surgeon Dr David Darrow
Topic: Treating gums and teeth in port wine stain patients; and general hemangioma treatment issues

September 22, 2017 8:30 a.m. EST - FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT:  Dr. Linda with world renowned laser expert Dr Roy Geronemus​
Topic:  Early Laser Treatment of Vascular Birthmarks


August 13 - Purple Polka Dot Race
Eastwood Beach, Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township, Michigan

 

July 19th - FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT:  Dr. Linda with Dr. Stuart Nelson
Discussion Topic:  Using Laser to Treat Vascular Birthmarks
[watch recording]

 

July 6-9 - 13th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology 2017

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May 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm EST - Facebook Live
Topic: Treating Lymphatic Malformations and other Vascular Malformations of the Head and Neck
With: Dr. Milton Waner

 

May 5-6 – (FOR PHYSICIANS ONLY)  CASES AND CONTROVERSIES IN VASCULAR ANOMALIES
Presented by Lenox Hill Hospital (Departments of Pediatrics, Interventional Cardiology and The Head and Neck Institute) and The AVM Center of NY 
New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY

 

INTERNATIONAL MONTH OF AWARENESS FOR VASCULAR BIRTHMARKS
EVENTS HAPPENING WORLDWIDE
[VIEW CALENDAR OF “AWARENESS” ACTIVITIES]

 

May 1-15, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF AWARENESS FOR VASCULAR BIRTHMARKS
VBF #PUTONYOURBIRTHMARK SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE
[LEARN MORE]

 

April 10 - 30
Crystals for a Cause

 

March 31 - FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT:  Dr. Linda with Dr. Roy Geronemus
Discussion Topic:  Early and frequent laser treatments for Port Wine Stains
[watch recording]

 

March 5 - FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT:  Dr. Linda with Dr. Stuart Nelson
Discussion Topic:  Using the laser to treat port wine stains and hemangiomas
[watch recording]

 

February 13 - FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT:  Dr. Linda with Dr. Milton Waner
Discussion Topic:  Hemangiomas: When to treat and when not to treat
[watch recording]

 

January 9 - FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT:  Dr. Linda
Discussion Topic:  Early intervention
[watch recording]
 


2016

October 30 - Bowling for Birthmarks
Town N Country Lanes, Guilderland, NY
 

October 8 - 2016 VBF Annual Conference and Clinic
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
 

August 14 - Purple Polka Dot Race
Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township, Michigan
 

August 16th - Annual Frank Catalanotto Foundation Golf Classic
Old Westbury Golf and Country Club, Old Westbury, NY
 

July 8-9 - VBF iTEAM Lectures and Clinics
Parma, Italy
 

May 15 - 2016 DAY OF AWARENESS EVENTS
[see full calendar of activities here]

 

April 30 - Olivia’s Walk for Birthmarks

Neshaminy State Park, Bensalem, PA