VBF-Sturge-Weber Syndrome Community

Official chapter of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF)

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Join us for the 2019 Annual VBF Vascular Birthmarks Conference and Clinic in Irvine, California at the Beckman Laser Institute. Our Conference Co-Directors are Dr. Martin C. Mihm, Jr. and Dr. J. Stuart Nelson.

This year will be VBF’s 19th Annual Conference and Clinic and we are committed to making this our farthest reaching and most impactful event yet. Our conference serves individuals and families from around the world with any kind of vascular birthmark or associated syndrome including hemangioma, port wine stains, arteriovenous malformations, capillary malformations, lymphatic malformations, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, CMTC, and CLOVES, among ALL others.

VBF is the only medical charity in the world to provide such a comprehensive list of FREE services at our Conference, including FREE laser treatment for those deemed eligible and 1 night of hotel lodging for the first 50 families to register.

Conference admission also includes access to expert lectures, breakfast, lunch and daycare, individual clinic appointments with our international team of experts, dental and orthodontic exams to those qualified, professional make-up consultations, insurance support, psychotherapy sessions, and much more.

We look forward to welcoming your family in October!

Event Overview:

  • FREE LASER TREATMENT. The Beckman Laster Institute will offer a limited number of FREE LASER THERAPY SESSIONS to eligible registrants the day before the conference, on Friday, October 11, 2019. Register early to be screened and to determine your eligibility. Current Beckman Laser Institute patients are ineligible. Screening instructions will be provided by email after you register.

  • FREE HOTEL ROOM. VBF will provide a FREE HOTEL ROOM at the Hotel Irvine for the night of Friday, October 11, 2019 to the first 50 eligible families to register. Only those who live outside the Irvine, California area will be considered for a free hotel room. Register early to secure your room. After you register, we will follow-up to let you know if you qualify for the free room and to provide further reservation instructions, including details about possibly extending your stay at your own cost. If you have a free room and wish to cancel, please do so by 9/1 or VBF will reserve the right to charge you for the cost of the room. This is to ensure that all our free rooms are fully utilized by families in need.

  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS. The Conference on Saturday, October 12, 2019 will be from 8- 6 PM, with expert lectures at the Hotel Irvine offered on Saturday morning, along with daycare so that adults may attend the sessions. After lunch, transportation will be provided to the Beckman Laser Institute, where the afternoon clinical appointments and special sessions will be held based on individual appointments that will be provided upon to attendees upon check-in at the Conference. Check out the latest itinerary here:

  • ADMISSION. Conference admission includes FREE meals, daycare, clinical appointments, and special sessions appointments, including make-up, orthodontic exams, dental exams, support group sessions, insurance, and more. /blockquote>

REGISTRATION. Registration is $100 per family, and a $25 non-refundable processing fee will be assessed for each registration. Refunds will be issued to anyone who cancels before August 30, 2019. To request a fee waiver of the $100 registration fee, simply fill out the final section of the registration form, and only the $25 processing fee will be assessed.

SPONSORSHIP. Our Annual Conference is made possible by our generous sponsors. Learn more about Corporate Conference Sponsorship opportunities. Individuals may also Sponsor a Family to attend the conference, a $500 value, or make a contribution of ANY amount towards sponsoring a family by Making a Donation to Sponsor a Family.


  • Beckman Laser Institute
    1002 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92612
    Office Phone: 949-824-7997
    Free Laser treatment will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Beckman Laser Institute. After the conference lectures at the Hotel Irvine on Saturday morning, a shuttle bus will bring attendees to the Beckman Laser Institute for the afternoon clinical sessions, which are based on individual appointment times provided upon check in at the conference.
  • Hotel Irvine
    17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614
    Phone: (877) 614-2137
    Those eligible for free hotel rooms will stay at the Hotel Irvine. The Conference itself will begin on Saturday morning at 8:30 AM at the Hotel Irvine, with the expert lectures, breakfast / lunch, and daycare. Thereafter, shuttle buses will bring attendees to the Beckman Laser Institute for the clinical session.

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October 12, 2019
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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