VBF iTEAM Conference and Clinic in Rome, Italy - June 28th-29th, 2018

International Conference AnnouncementREGISTER TODAY for the VBF iTEAM Conference and Clinic in Rome, Italy on June 28 – 29, 2018.



The conference Co-Directors are Dr. Francesco Stillo and Dr. Raul Mattassi from Italy, and Dr. Milton Waner from the USA, with Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, of the VBF, as the iTEAM Coordinator.  


The Conference is open to both physicians and families. The cost is 100e per family. There will be a FREE clinic on the 29th and FREE laser treatments by Dr. Roy Geronemus and Dr. Stuart Nelson on the 29th as well.  Physicians are also encouraged to attend the conference, which is only 150euros. European CME credits will be granted.  Because this is an official scientific meeting, we cannot waive the fees for the conference. 


Clinics & Special Sessions


Dr. Linda will be assigning patients to clinic teams. The clinic will begin at 10:45 on the 29th but patients must be there in advance for scheduling. We will also have a group psychotherapy session on the 29th for families and adults. The free lasers will be from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.


The VBF iTEAM clinic leaders are as follows:


  • Team 1 – Port Wine Stains – Pediatrics – Dr. Roy Geronemus
  • Team 2 – Port Wine Stains – Adults – Dr. Stuart Nelson
  • Team 3 – Hemangiomas – Dr. Teresa O
  • Team 4 – Vascular Malformations of the Head and Neck – Dr. Milton Waner
  • Team 5 – Vascular Malformations of the Extremities w/KTS – Dr. Robert Rosen
  • Team 6 – Sturge Weber Syndrome – Dr. Anne Comi


There will be other physicians in attendance who will be participating on the team and Dr. Linda will be the clinic coordinator.  Dr. Darrow MAY be able to do brief dental exams. We are also having psychotherapy sessions for adults with birthmarks and a second session for families of infants and children with a vascular birthmark.


Registration & Contacts


To register for the conference and/or clinic, or to request a free laser treatment, please visit the following link: http://www.sisav.eu/evento/24/


If you are interested in attending the clinic, and/or if you are interested in the laser treatment, please send a photo of the patient and birthmark to Dr. Maria Gnarra at  maria.gnarra@gmail.com AFTER you have registered at the above link so that we can make sure you are seen by the proper physician and so that we can determine if you qualify for free laser. There will be NO anesthesia for these laser treatments, though we may have topical numbing cream.


General logistical questions regarding the conference/clinic should go to the event Secretary, Daniele Chiti at ssa.segreteria@gmail.com, Dr. Francesco Stillo at f.stillo47@gmail.com or, Dr. Raul Mattassi at raulmattassi@gmail.com




Due to unforeseen circumstances, the conference venue was changed to:

NH Roma Villa Carpegna

Via Pio IV, 6

00165 - Roma

Tel. +39 06 39 37 31

We do not have any additional information on lodging or travel.


We look forward to the many patients our team will be able to reach in Italy and are grateful for the partnership of the SISAV and our team of physicians.


Thank you,

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, VBF President/Founder

VBF iTEAM Rome Conference Coordinator