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Current Concepts and Controversies In Pediatric Surgery Annual Update 2014

Aired on 9.17.2014
Current Concepts and Controversies In Pediatric Surgery Annual Update 2014
The archived recording is available. Unlike the usual GlobalCasts that focus on one topic for a full day, this 2nd annual symposium format is a rapid-fire discussion of key topics, concepts and controversies in the contemporary management of pediatric surgery. This virtual, live and interactive event is designed to provide pediatric surgeons with an update on key concepts relevant to clinical decision-making. As always, the format will be discussion and case presentations by key opinion leaders around the world with audience and faculty interaction, discussion, polling and debate.

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This course will bring together the world leaders in pediatric surgery from key institutions in the field.  This rapid fire discussion format will disucss relevant topics, concepts and controversies in the contemporary mangement of pediatric surgery.  We will feature world experts in their respective fields as they discuss, disagree and come to a consensus on the optimal decision making and treatments for various conditions.

Directors & Faculty


Todd Ponsky, MD

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.  

Daniel von Allmen, MD

Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery
Senior Vice President, Surgical Services

Mac Harmon, M.D.

In January 2014, Carroll McWilliams (Mac) Harmon, MD, PhD, was appointed Surgeon-in-Chief at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB),  Professor of Surgery at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and  Program Director or the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. 

Mark Wulkan, M.D., FAAP

Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta,  Atlanta, Georgia

Additional Faculty

Philipp Szavay, M.D.

Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Lucerne, Zurich, Switzerland.

Nicholas Bruns, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery Research Fellow, Akron Children's Hospital.

General Surgery Resident. Cleveland Clinic, OH

Mark McCollum, M.D.

Pediatric and Burn Surgeon, Director of Trauma, Akron Children's Hospital. Akron, Ohio

Aaron Garrison, MD

Pediatric Surgeon at Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Steven Stylianos, M.D.

Rudolph N Schullinger Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Surgeon-in-Chief, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New York, NY.

John Crow, MD

Chairman, Department of Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital. Professor of Clinical Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Akron, Ohio.

Brad Warner, MD

Jessie L. Ternberg, MD., PhD Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Shawn St. Peter, MD

Dr. Shawn St. Peter was born in Kellogg, Idaho on February 21, 1972.  Professor of Surgery in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine  Dr. St. Peter is the author of over 270 peer-reviewed publications and 20 book chapters and is the associate editor of Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery (Sixth Edition).  His focus is on pediatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, clinical research and resource utilization.

Ure Benno, MD

Professor and Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover. Hannover, Germany.

Matthew Clifton, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, Surgical Director for ECMO, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Atlanta, Georgia.

Abdalla Zarroug, MD

Pediatric Surgeon, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Louis Marmon, MD, PhD

Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s National Medical Center. Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine. Washington, D.C.

Shawn Safford, MD

Surgeon-in-chief, Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine. Roanoke, VA

Jay Grosfeld, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Surgery, Riley Children's Hospital. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Samir Pandya, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Children's and Women's Physicians of Westchester, Hawthorne, NY.

Saleem Islam, MD

Pediatric Surgeon, University of Florida Health, Gainesville, FL.

Robert Parry, M.D.

Director of Pediatric Surgery, Akron Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Akron, Ohio.

Steve Rothenberg, MD

Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, Colorado. Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, New York, New York He was a founder and past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgical Group (IPEG), SAGES, Telementoring Task Force Member

Dan Ostlie, MD

Professor, Chairman, Division of Pediatric Surgery, American Family Children's Hospital, University,Madison, WI

Arnold G. Coran, MD

Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System. Ann Arbor, Michigan.


9:00 am - 9:10 am

9:10 am - 9:35 am
Esophageal Atresia
9:35 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:25 am
Vascular Access
10:25 am - 10:50 am
Lung Lesions
10:50 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Indications for Fundoplication
11:25 am - 11:50 am
11:50 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 12:40 pm
Abdominal Pain
12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
1:10 pm - 1:35 pm
Groin Controversies
1:35 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Pilonidal Cyst

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm
Biliary Atresia

2:50 pm - 3:15 pm
C-spine Evaluation
3:15 pm - 3:40 pm
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
3:40 pm - 3:45 pm
Closing Remarks

Topics Covered

  • Pancreatic Injuries
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Indications for Fundoplication
  • Vascular Access
  • Neuroblastoma and other Adrenal Tumors
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Empyema/Pneumothorax
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Circumcision
  • Groin Controversies
  • Congenital Lung Lesions
  • Esophageal Atresia


  1. Recognize various treatment options for pancreatic injuries and diagnostic nuances.
  2. Apply knowledge of hepatoblastoma to improve early recognition and management.
  3. State the indications for fundoplication.
  4. Apply principals of surgery to neuroblastoma and adrenal tumors.
  5. Describe techniques options for vascular access.
  6. Review biliary atresia treatment options.
  7. Describe current management of inflammatory bowel diseases
  8. Define how to treat empyema


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