Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference

Education on the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of vascular birthmarks in children and adolescents.

The 3rd Vascular Birthmarks Conference took place virtually on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Check back soon for more information on next year’s conference.

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blue eyed baby with red birthmark on shoulder

3rd Annual Vascular Birthmarks Meeting
A Virtual Event

Trends and Innovations

This educational event is led by specialists and 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.​

Presenters

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
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Liset Pelaez, MD
Pediatric Pathologist
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Linda Rozell Shannon, PhD
President & Founder, Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Recorded Video Sessions

The embedded video contains the complete playlist. Click on the list button on the top right (1/15) to browse all the videos and select a presentation to watch.




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
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9:10 a.m. 2. Vascular Anomalies and Genetics
Presenter: Sajel Lala-Kana, MD
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9:30 a.m. 3. A pathologist's view of vascular malformations (under a microscope)
Presenter: Liset Pelaez, MD
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9:50 a.m. 4. Pitfalls of Vascular Lesions
Presenter: Ricardo Restrepo, MD
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10:10 a.m. 5. Medical and laser treatment of infantile hemangioma
Presenter: Ana M. Duarte, MD
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10:30 a.m. 6. Cardiac considerations when using propranolol for infantile hemangioma
Presenter: Danyal Khan, MD
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10:50 a.m. 7. Port wine stains, associated syndromes and laser surgery
Presenters: Ana M. Duarte, MD
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11:10 a.m. 8. Considerations in selecting in-office treatment versus operating room treatment under anesthesia
Presenter: Ana M. Duarte, MD and Frank Wang, MD
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11:30 a.m. 9. Updates on the use of medications, such as sirolimus, in vascular malformations
Presenter: Ziad Khatib, MD
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12:00 p.m. 10. Vascular malformations: interventional radiology and treatment of birthmarks
Presenter: Ricardo Restrepo, MD
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12:20 p.m. 11. Surgical management of infantile hemangioma and congenital hemangioma
Presenter: Chad Perlyn, MD
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12:40 p.m. 12. Surgical management of vascular malformations
Presenter: Chad Perlyn, MD
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1:00 p.m. 13. The Impact of Vascular Anomalies on the Family System
Presenter: Linda Rozell-Shannon, Phd
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1:20 p.m. 14. Closing remarks. Presenter: Ana M. Duarte, MD  Watch video
Q&A Session  Watch video




Registration

The 3rd Vascular Birthmarks Conference took place virtually on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Check back soon for more information on next year’s conference information.