2nd Annual Vascular Birthmarks Meeting: Trends and Innovation

May 04 - 2019

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-9:25am Breakfast & Registration
9:25am-9:30am Introduction - Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon
Introduction - International Birthmarks Institute
Dr. Ana M. Duarte
9:30am-9:50am Keynote Lecture - Update on classification of Arteriovenous Malformations
Dr. Colletti
9:50am-10:00am Radiological perspective & management of Vascular Malformations
Dr. Restrepo
10:00am-10:10am Surgical management of Vascular Malformations
Dr. Perlyn
10:10am-10:25am Update on use of Sirolimus in Vascular Malformations
Dr. Khatib
10:25am-10:35am Port Wine Stains, associated syndromes, and laser surgery
Dr. Duarte
10:35am- 10:50am Break
10:50am-11:00am Medical and laser management of Infantile Hemangioma
Dr. Duarte
11:00am-11:15am Cardiac considerations when using propranolol for infantile hemangioma
Dr. Khan
11:15am-11:25am Surgical management of Infantile Hemangioma and Congenital Hemangioma
Dr. Perlyn
11:25am-11:35am Pitfalls of Vascular Lesions
Dr. Restrepo
11:35am-11:55am Pathology of Vascular Malformations
Dr. Pelaez
11:55am-12:05am Vascular Anomalies: Genetics Update
Dr. Kana
12:05am-12:15pm Considerations for selecting office vs operating room anesthesia
Dr. Duarte & Dr. Cuy
12:15pm-12:25pm Dealing with your birthmark: Psychological effects of visible birthmarks & bullying psychology
Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon
12:25pm-1:15pm Lunch
Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, First Floor, Outdoor Courtyard/Patio

Faculty will be available for Patient Thoughts.
1:15pm-2:00pm Hospital Tours
Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, First Floor, Outdoor Courtyard/Patio
2:00pm-5:00pm One-on-One Clinics
Radiology Rooms (By Appointment Only)

Physicians specialized in Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Interventional Radiology will provide examinations.
5:00pm Adjourn


Guest Faculty

Giacomo Colletti, MD
Keynote Speaker
Maxillo Facial Surgeon and Assistant Professor
University of Milan
San Paolo Hospital
Milan, Italy

Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD
President & Founder
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Host Faculty

Romulo Cuy, MD
Director, Sedation
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

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

Sajel L. Kana, 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


Riccardo Firmino, MA

Registration and Fees

  Registration Fee
Patients and Families Complimentary
CME - Community Physicians $40
CME - Nicklaus Children's Hospital Physicians and Staff Complimentary

For more information please contact Riccardo Firmino at 305-668-5576 or at Riccardo.Firmino@nicklaushealth.org.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued when requested in writing and if submitted prior to April 29, 2019. No refunds will be honored after this date.
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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 2.5 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.