Peña Course: The 65th Workshop for the Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children

March 25, 2021 to March 26, 2021

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Led by Alberto Peña, MD, Andrea Bischoff, MD, and Luis De La Torre, MD, renowned pediatric surgeons from the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care at Children's Hospital Colorado. A comprehensive surgical and management workshop, Hosted virtually.

Target Audience

The course is designed for pediatric surgeons, urologists, gynecologists and gastroenterologists, as well as pediatric nurses managing patients with colorectal issues.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to propose practice improvements to their teams based on evidence-based guidelines, tools and resources presented at the conference. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Review the principles of diagnosis and management of anorectal defects
  • Discuss the challenges of short- and long-term postoperative care
  • Describe the diagnosis of fecal incontinence and constipation and the difference in their management
  • Recognize indications for re-operative surgery
  • Discuss management of associated urologic and gynecologic problems
  • Review the comprehensive management approach to cloacal exstrophy
  • Explain or outline the use of the posterior sagittal approach for a variety of conditions

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Michael J. Benge, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Coordinator, (720) 777-4531,
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/25/2021 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
03/26/2021 - 1:00pm MDT


Peña Course Day 1 – March 25, 2021

8:00a – 8:05        Welcome Remarks – Dr. Alberto Peña

8:05a – 8:15        Patient Testimony

8:15a – 9:15        Management of ARM in Males – Dr. Alberto Peña

9:15a – 10:00      Management of ARM in Females – Dr. Andrea Bischoff

10:00a – 10:15   Break

10:15a – 11:00   Management of Newborn in ARM – Dr. Luis de La Torre

11:15a – 12:00   Radiology in ARM – Dr. Kari Hayes and Dr. Mariana Meyers

12:00p – 1:15     Management of Cloaca and Cloacal Exstrophy – Dr. Alberto Peña

01:15p – 1:25     Patient Testimony

1:25p – 1:45p     Closing remarks


Peña Course Day 2 – March 26, 2021

8:00a – 8:10        Patient Testimony

8:10a – 9:00        Pre and Post-Operative Management – Dr. Andrea Bischoff

9:00a – 9:30        Urology Concerns in ARM – Dr. Duncan Wilcox

9:30a – 10:00      Gynecology Concerns in ARM – Dr. Veronica Alaniz

10:00a – 11:00   Bowel Management for Fecal Incontinence – Dr. Andrea Bischoff

11:10a – 11: 40  Bowel Management for Constipation – Dr. Luis de La Torre

11:40a – 12:10   Addressing Mental Health and Social Needs – Dr. Laura Judd-Glossy, Kristina Matkins

12:10p – 12:25   Break

12:25p – 12:55   Reoperations in ARM – Dr. Alberto Peña

12:55p – 1:15     Transition of Care – Dr. Andrea Bischoff

1:15p – 1:25        Patient Testimony

1:25p – 1:45p     Closing remarks

Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

The Peña Course will be hosted virtually.

Visit our Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care

Conflict of Interest Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships for Planners, Faculty, Content Experts and Content Reviewers

As a provider of continuing medical education (CME) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by Colorado Nurses Association, Children's Hospital Colorado ensures balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its CME/NCPD activities. 

To comply with ACCME and NCPD accreditation guidelines, each planner, faculty, content expert and content reviewer(s) in a position to control content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest. 


All planning committee and participating faculty have reported NO relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest.

Available Credit

  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.00 Attendance


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