Peña Course: The 66th Workshop for the Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children

March 31, 2022 to April 1, 2022

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

  • 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 malformation. 

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Shaun Ayon, Project Manager, Accredited Continuing Education, (720) 777-2700,
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.25 Attendance
  • 12.25 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/31/2022 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
04/01/2022 - 4:30pm MDT


AGENDA      Thursday - March 31

8:00 am        Welcome Remarks – Dr. Alberto Peña

8:05              Patient Testimony

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

9:15              Video Surgical Treatment of Recto-Urethral Fistula – Dr. Alberto Peña

9:45              Management of ARM in Females – Dr. Andrea Bischoff

10:30            Video Surgical Treatment of Recto-Vestibular Fistula – Dr. Alberto Peña

10: 50           Break

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

11:45            Radiology in ARM – Dr. Kari Hayes and Dr. Mariana Meyers

12:30 pm      Management of Cloaca and Cloacal Exstrophy – Dr. Alberto Peña

1:45              Video Cloaca Repair with Total Urogenital Mobilization – Dr. Alberto Peña

2:15              Questions and Answers

3:00              Adjourn


AGENDA      Friday - April 1

8:00 am        Patient Testimony

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

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

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

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

11:00            BREAK

11:15            Bowel Management for Constipation – Dr. Luis de La Torre

11:45            Addressing Mental Health and Social Needs – Dr. Laura Judd-Glossy, Kristina Matkins

12:15 pm      Reoperations in ARM – Dr. Alberto Peña

12:45            Transition of Care – Dr. Dan Wood

1:15              Questions and Answers

2:00              Closing remarks, Evaluation and Adjourn


Registered participants will receive access to course content 1-3 days prior to the activity.

International learners are asked to check in via the website to "sign-in" and validate attendance on the day of the event.

Evaluation is required for crediting and must be done within two weeks. Please participate within the course timeline.


We wish to thank The Hendren Project for virtually hosting this educational opportunity.

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 ineligible companies in the last 24 months.


Disclosure: Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Relevant financial relationship - Financial relationships are relevant if the following three conditions are met for the prospective person who will control content of the education.

A financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company.

The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months.

Content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship.


Ineligible company - is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


Medical: Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's Hospital Colorado designates this Other activity (Live Internet Course) for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.    Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This education activity for 12.25 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Others: A general certificate of attendance will be given to all other care providers.

Note: A certificate of attendance will be available upon completion of the online evaluation.  Claim credit commensurate with your participation.

Available Credit

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


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Required Hardware/software

International Learners - Mobile number is NOT required to register. Mobile is US formatting for digits.

Computer with Internet Connection.

Video and Audio.