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Registration- please read below for details.
READ BELOW FOR DETAILS ON CONFERENCE, FREE HOTEL ROOMS, FREE LASER
TREATMENTS, FINANCIAL WAIVERS, CLINIC SESSIONS, SPECIAL SESSIONS,
PHYSICIAN REGISTRATION, ETC.
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation is thrilled to announce that October
2014 marks our 20th Anniversary of assisting families affected by a
vascular birthmark or associated syndrome. Throughout 2014 we will be
celebrating our accomplishments such as over 3,000,000 monthly visits
on websites with chapters on 6 continents, 75,000 networked into
treatment, over 500 families provided free lodging while seeking a
medical opinion or treatment, over 400 conference scholarships
awarded, over 200 Day of Awareness events, over 100 insurance appeals
successfully challenged, 15 conferences, 12 new programs (including
our Ask/Accept Anti Bullying campaign), 10 walk/runs, 6 research
projects funded, 4 physician education grants awarded, 4 college
scholarships awarded, 2 International Missions Trips with over 300
treated by our international. We have exceeded all of our
Saturday, October 11, 2014, we will be hosting our 2014 Annual
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Conference at the Lenox Hill Hospital,
130 East 77th Street, New York City. The cost to attend will be $100
per family (fee will be waived for families who cannot afford to pay
the conference fee). Breakfast and lunch will also be provided, in
addition to many special sessions for affected families. You won’t
want to miss this conference as we will have experts from all over
is pleased to announce that the Chairs for our 2014 Conference will
be Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. Roy Geronemus and Dr. Gregory Levitin.
physician wishing to attend the conference can attend for a $100
donation to VBF through our general donation box on the front page of
our website (birthmark.org/node/7).
Please indicate in the note or comment box, “Physician
only have 50 FREE HOTEL ROOMS for ONE NIGHT (Friday evening) for the
first 50 families who register. Once the rooms are gone, we will
continue to accept registrations for the conference but you will need
to secure your own lodging. You may be able to find discounted rooms
at Hotels.com or Expedia.com or other such discounted sites.
The 50 FREE ROOMS are for families who do not live in the immediate
NYC region and are in financial need. You must live outside the NYC
Metropolitan region to qualify for a free room. There is a 4 person
per hotel room limit (no more than 2 adults per room!)
year we will require a credit card for everyone who registers, even
if you get a free hotel room and all conference fees are waived. If
you do not show and you have a free room, your credit card will be
charged $299 (cost to VBF) for the hotel room. So, please make sure
you are attending when you register. We will give a 100% refund if
you cancel 30 days prior to the conference (by September 10, 2014).
There will be no refund after September 10, 2014. Lodging will be at
the Millenium Broadway Hotel, 145 W. 44th St., New York City, or the
Holiday Inn - Midtown - 57th Street, New York City.
is a $100 conference/clinic fee per family. This fee entitles the
family to admission to the conference, a free clinic appointment,
breakfast and lunch, daycare (if needed) and attendance at special
sessions (make-up, psychotherapy, support, or legal-insurance
services). If you are only attending the conference or only attending
a clinic session, the fee is still only $100. We urge all families to
attend the conference and to sign up for a very valuable clinic
session. If there is a financial hardship, fees will be waived.
There is a “discount code” on the online registration
form. By using this code you are stating that you are unable to pay
the conference fee due to a financial hardship. The code is WAIVER
(all capital letters). For questions please contact Basia Joyce at
conference begins with registration and continental breakfast at 7:15
AM. We will have conference speakers from 8:00-12:00 PM, presenting
on the most recent information on the diagnosis and treatment of
vascular birthmarks and syndromes. Boxed lunches will be available
between 12:30 and 1:00. Clinic sessions and other special sessions
will run between 1:00 and 6:00 PM. There be 7 different clinic teams,
comprised of world renowned medical experts in the field of vascular
birthmarks, providing an informal diagnosis and treatment plan.
Clinic Teams for 2014 VBF 20th
1: Hemangiomas & Head & Neck Lesions (Dr. Milton Waner, Dr.
Aaron Fay, Dr. Stavros Tombris, Dr. Teresa O)
2: Vascular Malformations of the Head & Neck (Dr. Alex
Berenstein, Dr. Rafael Ortiz, Dr. Gregory Levitin, Dr. Barry Zide)
3: Extremity & Internal Lesions (Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. Anton
Hasso, Dr. Joseph Rozell)
4: PWS Adult (Dr. Stuart Nelson, Dr. Martin Mihm, Dr. Paula North)
5: PWS Infants & Children (Dr. Roy Geronemus, Dr. Ignacio
6: SWS & PHACE Syndromes (Dr. Anne Comi, Dr. Steven Kane &
Dr. Francine Blei)
7: KTS (Dr. Kami Delfanian, Dr. Laura Findeiss)
experts will be on each team and will be available for meeting with
families throughout the day.
sessions will be held for make-up, psychotherapy, insurance issues,
We need at least one clear birthmark photo for each patient so that
we can insure that the patient is put on the correct team for
evaluation. Please email this photo to Basia Joyce at
when you register.
is very excited to announce that once again Dr. Roy Geronemus, of the
Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, and one of the leading
laser experts in the world, will be offering free laser treatments.
These treatments will not be offered to anyone who is currently a
patient in Dr. Geronmus practice or in a practice in New York City.
The free laser treatments are for patients who are traveling from out
of state or out of the country. In order to determine if you qualify
for a free laser treatment, please email your photo, name, and
contact information to Joan Agnetti, Chief Operating Officer, Laser &
Skin Surgery Center of New York, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
phone: 212-686-7306. You MUST be attending the
conference in order to qualify for the free laser treatment!
will be holding their 20th Anniversary Gala celebration
the night before the conference on October 10th at the
Hudson Theater in Manhattan. If you are interested to learn more
about the gala, please visit: http://birthmark.org/node/310