Peña Course: The 67th Workshop for the Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children

Aurora, CO US
April 5, 2023 to April 7, 2023

Welcome Back to the Live Course and Comprehensive Surgical Workshop.

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: 
  • 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 23.50 Attendance
  • 23.50 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/05/2023 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
04/07/2023 - 4:00pm MDT

The Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by February 24, with a full refund to participants.

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Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

The Peña Course will be hosted Live, In Person


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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. Full Faculty Disclosure will be provided prior to the course.


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 Live activity for a maximum of 23.5 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 with distinction 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 23.5 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Others: A general certificate of attendance will be provided to all others upon completion of the online evaluation.  Claim credit commensurate with your participation.

Available Credit

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

2023 Sponsorship and Onsite exhibit opportunities are available.

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Thank you for supporting the 67th Annual Pena Course!

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Please select your Registration Type for adjusted fee - Registration Fees increase After January 1 and March 27 (late) fees. Register Early.

Payment is required to process your registration. Please see the cancellation policy to support your registration fee and participation within the course timelines to avoid any penalties.

Cancellation Policy: Online refunds may be processed through February 24, 2023 minus a $150 cancellation fee. After this date no refunds will be granted for non-attendance.

Substitutions are permitted prior to the conference without any penalty and prior notification. Substitutions made on-site at the conference will be subject to a $50.00 change fee.


Dear Potential Conference Participant,

Thank you for your interest in the “Peña Course: The 67th Workshop for the Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children” hosted on “April 5-7, 2023” by Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado does not provide letters of invitation to participate in conferences hosted by Children’s Hospital Colorado for any guests.

International conference participants are encouraged to attend in person, however, all arrangements and participation is based on participants meeting all applicable travel requirements and all relevant domestic and international laws.

 Many of our conferences allow for virtual participation and if in person participation isn’t possible, we hope that virtual participation is a suitable option for you to learn with us.

Kind Regards,

Continuing Education


Further Information

If you have any questions or need to request arrangements to accommodate a disability, please contact us: 720-777-9880 or