3rd Annual Vascular Birthmarks Meeting - A Virtual Event

Saturday, November 13 , 2021
At 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Learn more about the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of vascular birthmarks in children and adolescents.

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3rd Annual Vascular Birthmarks Meeting
A Virtual Event

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Register now for this educational event with a specialist with medical experts in the community including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Vascular Birthmarks Team.

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.

What are vascular birthmarks?

Vascular birthmarks include a wide array of lesions that are made up of an abnormal collection of blood vessels: capillaries, veins, arteries and lymphatics. They may be present at birth or soon after. They can range in color from bright red, dusky purple, greenish blue to the color of the skin. Early diagnosis and intervention is key in achieving the best outcomes for patients with vascular birthmarks.​


Ana Margarita Duarte, MD
Course Director
Pediatric Dermatologist
Director, Division of Dermatology and The International Birthmarks Institute
Chad Perlyn, MD
Pediatric Plastic Surgeon
President, Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists
Danyal, Khan, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist

Ziad Khatib, MD
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Ricardo Restrepo, MD
Pediatric Interventional Radiologist
Frank K Wang, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiologist

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Sajel L. Kana
Attending Physician, Clinical Genetics & Metabolism
Liset Pelaez, MD
Pediatric Pathologist
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Linda Rozell Shannon, PhD
President & Founder, Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Meeting Agenda

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:05 a.m. 1. Introduction to The International Birthmarks Institute (TIBI) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Presenter: Ana M. Duarte, MD
9:10 a.m. 2. Surgical management of infantile hemangioma and congenital hemangioma
Presenter: Chad Perlyn, M
9:30 a.m. 3. Surgical management of vascular malformations
Presenter: Chad Perlyn, M
9:50 a.m. 4. Cardiac considerations when using propranolol for infantile hemangioma
Presenter: Danyal Khan, MD
10:10 a.m. 5. Port wine stains, associated syndromes and laser surgery
Presenters: Ana M. Duarte, MD
10:30 a.m. 6. Vascular malformations: radiological perspective and management
Presenter: Ricardo Restrepo, MD
10:50 a.m. 7. Updates on the use of  medications, such as sirolimus, in vascular malformations
Presenter: Ziad Khatib, MD
11:10 a.m. 8. Medical and laser treatment of infantile hemangioma
Presenter: Ana M. Duarte, MD
11:30 a.m. 9. Considerations in selecting in-office treatment versus operating room treatment under anesthesia
Presenter: Ana M. Duarte, MD and Frank Wang, MD
12:00 p.m. 10. Pitfalls of Vascular Lesions
Presenter: Ricardo Restrepo, MD
12:20 p.m. 11. Vascular Anomalies and Genetics
Presenter: Sajel Kana-Lala, MD
12:40 p.m.

12. A pathologist's view of vascular malformations (under a microscope)
Presenter: Liset Pelaez, MD

1:00 p.m. 13. Coping with birthmarks: psychological effects of visible birthmarks and bullying
Presenter: Linda Rozell-Shannon, Phd
1:20 p.m.

14. Closing remarks
Presenter:Ana M. Duarte, MD