3rd Annual Vascular Birthmarks Meeting: Trends and Innovation

April 25 - 2020

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Auditorium, 3100 SW 62nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33155

About the Conference

Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of vascular birthmarks and how we can help your child. Register now for this educational event and schedule your child’s consultation with a specialist from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Vascular Birthmarks Team. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. (Limited capacity.)

What are vascular birthmarks?

A birthmark is a discolored and/or raised area of the skin that is apparent at birth or within a few weeks of birth. Birthmarks are made up of malformed pigment cells or blood vessels and require careful and assesment by a team of specialists.

About the International Birthmark Institute

The International Birthmark Institute (TIBI) at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is a comprehensive multi-specialty center of excellence for the evaluation and management of all birthmarks with special expertise in vascular birthmarks or vascular anomalies in newborn babies and children, including hemangiomas and vascular malformations.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Diagnose an infantile hemangioma, a capillary malformation, a lymphatic malformation, a venous malformation, and an AV malformation
  • Understand the latest developments in laser, interventional radiology, and surgical advances to recommend the best course of treatment for these conditions
  • Understand the latest genetic developments associated with these conditions
  • Understand the vast psychological effects of these conditions


9:00am-5:00pm Schedule TBA


Guest Speaker

Dr. Paula E. North, MD
Professor and Chief
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Host Faculty

Ana M. Duarte, MD
Course Director
Director, Division of Dermatology and International Birthmarks Institute
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founder and President
Children’s Skin Center

Nadia Falah, MD
Attending Physician
Clinical Genetics & Metabolism
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Danyal Khan, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Ziad A. Khatib, MD
Director, Neuro Oncology Program
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Liset Pelaez, MD
Pediatric Pathologist
MCH Pathologists, PA
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Chad Perlyn, MD
Chief, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Ricardo Restrepo, MD
Pediatric Radiologist
Pediatric Interventional Radiologist
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Linda Rozell-Shannon, MD
President and Founder
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Frank Wang, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Envision Physician Services
Practicing at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital


Riccardo Firmino, MA

Registration and Fees

Information on Registration and fees TBA

Go Green CME LogoAccredited with CommendationAccreditation Statement: Nicklaus Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Nicklaus Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of TBA AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty/Planner Disclosure Policy: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.