Half day symposium, led by worldwide opinion leaders highlighting new concepts and controversies in pediatric colorectal anomalies. This symposium will address common controversies that pediatric surgeons face day to day in the treatment of pediatric colorectal problems. The format of the course will be case presentations followed by panel and participant discussion.
Founding Director, Colorectal Center Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery. Since 1982 until the present, Dr. Peña has been traveling all over the world, lecturing and operating on children affected by this particular malformation. At the present time, Dr. Peña dedicates 80 percent of his time to the treatment of anorectal problems in children. Seventy percent of the patients operated on by Dr. Peña at Cincinnati Children's come from other states and from all over the world.
Surgical Director for the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, Program Director for the Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Dr. Levitt has published over 120 manuscripts and 60 book chapters, and has delivered over 300 national/international and 100 local/regional presentations of his work. He has been an invited visiting professor all over the world. Dr. Levitt has trained numerous clinical fellows, research fellows and students in his career. He has directed numerous colorectal training courses attended by established surgeons and surgical trainees from all over the world. He dedicates much of his free time to mission trips around the world where he trains surgeons in his complex surgical techniques.
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH.
Dr. Ponsky is a Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, He is also a consultant pediatric surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Professor and Head of Pediatric General & Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Pediatric Surgeon, Coordinator of the National Rare Disease Reference Center for Pelvic and AnoRectal Malformation (MAREP)Paris, France
Attending, Pediatric Surgical Division University of PaduaPadua, Italy
Professor of Pediatric Surgery Director, National Hospital of Pediatrics (NHP) Director, Research Institute for Child Health (RICH)Hanoi, Vietnam
Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery The Capital Institute of Pediatrics Beijing, China
Founding Director, Colorectal Center for Children. Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Surgeon Erasmus MC-Sphia Children's Hospital Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Head of Surgical DepartmentJ P Garrahan Children's Hospital Buenos Aires, Argentina
Anorectal Malformations (ARM)
Hirschsprung's Disease (HD)
Idiopathic Constipation/Fecal Incontinence
Describe the appropriate surgical techniques used for the most frequent types of ARM.
Discuss post-operative management of ARM.
Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease.
Identify various treatments in a bowel management program.
Discuss the management of ideopathic constipation.
Discuss the management of post HD pull- through problems.