Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Conference and Clinic - October 8, 2016

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Along with:

The AVM Center of New York: Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. Milton Waner & Dr. Francine Blei

And the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York: Dr. Roy Geronemus

Present the 2016 Vascular Birthmarks Conference

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY


VBF 2016 Conference
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 am
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
100 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10065

Conference Coordinator
Ms. Kathy Burbank
VBF Executive Assistant

Conference Program is available to download


On Saturday, October 8, 2016, we will be hosting our 2016 Annual Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Conference at the Lenox Hill Hospital, 130 East 77th Street, New York City. The most recent information on the diagnosis and treatment of vascular birthmarks and syndromes will be presented at this conference. There will also be 7 different clinic teams, comprised of world renowned medical experts in the field of vascular birthmarks, providing an informal diagnosis and treatment plan.


The cost to attend will be $100 per family (fee will be waived for families who cannot afford to pay the conference fee). In addition, we will be providing 50 free hotel rooms for Friday night in NYC for the first 50 families who register for the conference. 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 the world.


Check-In starts at 7:15, and from 8am to 12pm we have conference speakers and then from 1 to 6pm the free clinic sessions. A conference schedule is available.


We 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 or or other such discounted sites. All rooms are allotted at this time.  If you need a hotel room, please email and she will put you on the waiting list. You may still register for the conference, but you will be responsible for your own lodging and transportation. If you cannot afford the $100 registration fee, you may still apply for the waiver.


Free conference admission and free clinic appointments are still available; however, there are no more free hotel rooms, no more free laser treatments, and no more free dental examinations as of September 22, 2016.


NOTE: 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)! Each family may only register three (3) individuals.


This 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 $278 (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 8, 2016). Lodging will be at the Manhattan Hotel, 790 7th Ave at 51st St., phone is 212-621-8520.


Clinic Teams-

_____Team 1: Infantile Hemangiomas (Team Leader-Dr. Greg Levitin)

_____Team 2: Vascular Malformations of the Head & Neck (Team Leader-Dr. Milton Waner)

_____Team 3: Extremity & Internal Vascular Malformations (Team Leader-Dr. Robert Rosen)

_____Team 4: PWS Adult (Team Leaders-Dr. Stuart Nelson & Dr. Martin Mihm)

_____Team 5: PWS Infants & Children (Team Leader-Dr. Roy Geronemus)

_____Team 6: SWS & PHACE Syndromes (Team Leaders-Dr. Anne Comi & Dr. Francine Blei)

_____Team 7: KTS (Team Leader-Dr. Kami Delfanian)


Special sessions will be held during the day for make-up, psychotherapy, insurance issues, and support.


See links to registration form on-line or you can download, print and mail in the form. We need at least one clear photo for each patient so that we can insure that the patient is put on the correct team for evaluation. Please upload this photo during registration. If you cannot do this at the time of your registration, please email this photo to Kathy Burbank at when you register. Do not send imaging studies.


VBF is also 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. Geronemus' 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: phone: 212-686-7306.


In addition, our Hemangioma and PWS Gum/Teeth Expert, Dr. David Darrow, alum of the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) has arranged a free dental clinic at his former alma mater on Friday, October 7th from 12pm until 5pm at the NYUCD, 345 E 24th St., New York, NY. Please email VBF Administrative Assistant, Kathy Burbank, at


Free conference admission and free clinic appointments are still available; however, there are no more free hotel rooms, no more free laser treatments, and no more free dental examinations as of September 22, 2016.


Register online today!


Download and mail in your registration


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