The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

VBF Vascular Birthmarks / Anomalies Conferences, Clinics and Educational Events

VBF Conferences bring patients together with experts in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular birthmarks, anomalies, and associated syndromes. Our Annual National Conference alternates between New York City and Irvine, California every year, serving individuals and families around the world with hemangiomas, port wine birthmarks, arteriovenous malformations, capillary malformations, lymphatic malformations, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, CMTC, CLOVES, and all other kinds of vascular birthmarks, anomalies or associated syndromes.

Join us in Irvine, California for the 2019 Annual VBF Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic at the Beckman Laser Institute. Conference admission includes access to lectures on the latest in research and treatment from international specialists. Also included are individual clinic appointments with our team of experts, orthodontic exams for those qualified, professional make-up consultations, insurance support, psychotherapy sessions, breakfast, lunch, daycare, and free laser treatment based on eligibility.

A special thanks to our VBF Conference hosts Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. J. Stuart Nelson, Dr. Martin Mihm, and Roy Geronemus,  our generous sponsors and the many others who have enabled VBF to serve thousands through our conferences over the last 20 years. Our goal is that every individual with a vascular birthmark has access to an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Need more information about a VBF conference? Contact our team at conference@birthmark.org.

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Browse previous VBF national vascular birthmarks conferences below or see our  upcoming conferences here.

2019

  • 2019 VBF iTEAM International Congress & Clinic in Athens, Greece

June 7-8, 2019
European Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Athens, Greece

View Greece Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

  • 2019 VBF Satellite Conference in Miami, Florida

May 4, 2019
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Contact host Dr. Ana M. Duarte for more information.

2018

  • 2018 VBF Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic

October 8, 2018
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

View 2018 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

  • VBF ITEAM International Conference on Vascular Anomalies in Rome, Italy

June 28-29, 2018
Rome, Italy


View Italy conference wrap-up and photo gallery

  • 2018 VBF Satellite Conference in Miami, Florida

May 4, 2018
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida
Contact host Dr. Ana M. Duarte for more information.

2017

  • 2017 VBF Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic 

October 7, 2017
Beckman Laser Institute, Irvine, California

View 2017 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

2016

  • 2016 VBF Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic

October 6, 2016
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

View 2016 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

2016

July 8-9, 2016
Pharma, Italy

For more information about this conference, please contact Dr. Maria Gnarra, email: mg3566@cumc.columbia.edu

October 14-15, 2016
Berlin – Eberswalde

For more information about this conference, please contact Dr. Lutz Meyer, email: Lutz.Meyer@klinikum-barnim.de


2015

  • 2015 VBF Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic


October 10, 2015
Beckman Laser Institute, Irvine, California

View 2015 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

February 18-19, 2015
Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

View VBF Israel conference wrap-up and photo gallery

2014

  • 2014 VBF Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference & Gala

October 10, 2014
New York, New York

View 2014 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

2013

  • 2013 VBF Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference

Irvine, California

View 2013 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

February 3-7, 2013
Delhi, India

View VBF India conference wrap-up and photo gallery

2012

  • 2012 VBF Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference 

New York, New York
November 10, 2012

View 2012 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

2012

June 7th and 8th, 2012
Moscow, Russia

View VBF Russia conference wrap-up and photo gallery

2011

  • 2011 Port Wine Stain and Vascular Birthmarks Conference

November 4 & 5, 2011
Irvine, California

View 2011 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery

2010

  • 2010 VBF Annual Conference & Mark of Beauty Gala


October 8, 2010
New York, New York

View 2010 Conference wrap-up and photo gallery