Peña Course: The 65th Workshop for the Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children - Advanced Practice Provider/Registered Nurse Course

April 8, 2021

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

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

Learner Outcome

Participants will report increased knowledge of pertinent clinical conditions of pediatric patients with a colorectal malformations. 

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Michael J. Benge, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Coordinator, (720) 777-4531,
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/08/2021 - 7:45am MDT
Event ends: 
04/08/2021 - 4:30pm MDT

View the full program here: PDF icon Brochure April 8 Pena APP RN.pdf


Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers and Nursing Course

AGENDA - April 8, 2021

7:45am   Web Link for Conference Opens

8:00        Principles of Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Colorectal Problems - Julie Schletker, MSN, CPNP-AC

8:30        Surgical Overview - Andrea Bischoff, MD

9:00        Surgical Video: Cloaca Repair

9:30        Break

9:45        Inpatient Care and Pre- and Post-Operative Considerations - Hope Simmons, MSN, CPNP-AC

10:30      Acute Pain Management: “The What, How and Why” - Teri Reyburn-Orne MSN, RN-BC, PPCNP-BC/CPNP-AC, AP-PMN

11:15      Addressing Mental Health and Social Needs When Treating Patients with Colorectal Problems - Kristina Matkins, LCSW, Laura Judd-Glossy, PhD

12:00pm   Lunch

1:00       Bowel Management Week Overview - Julie Schletker, MSN, CPNP-AC

1:45       Enemas, Laxatives and Irrigations - Amy Krause, BSN, RN, CPN

2:30       Break

2:45       Urology Nursing Considerations - Karol Monnet, BSN, RN, CPN

3:30       Ostomy Care - Kerri Holman, BSN, RN, CWON

4:30       Evaluation and Adjourn

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

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 NCPD


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Computer with Internet Connection.

Video and Audio.

Webcam (not required)

Mountain Standard Time (MST)