This course is designed for pediatric surgeons, pediatritians and gastroenterologists, primary care physicians as well as pediatric nurses, residents and fellows who are interested in the learning the fundamentals, tips and tricks in techniques and the most recent developments in Hirschsprung management.
- PC-based attendees: Windows® 2000 or Newer with speakers.
- Google Chrome recommended. Internet Explorer 8.0 or greater, Safari 6.0 or greater, or Firefox 22.0 or greater Adobe Flash Player 11.0 or greater
- Lesser than minimum requirements will result in dropped audio, video or both.
Directors & Faculty
Andrea Bischoff, MD
Andrea Bischoff is a pediatric surgeon for the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at University of Brasilia – Brasilia, Brazil. Her general surgery residency and pediatric surgical fellowship were completed at Brasilia University Hospital - Brasilia, Brazil.
Alberto Peña, MD
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.
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.
Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD
Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD, is the surgical director of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center since July 2013. She is also the director of the Vascular Anomalies Fellowship. Dr. Dickie is an assistant professor with the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Risto Rintala, MD, PhD
Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital
Raj Kapur, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology, University of Washington, Staff Pathologist, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Rodrigo Ozelame, MD
Pediatric Radiologist at Hospital Infantil Joana de Gusmão, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Miguel Reyes-Mugica, MD
Chief of Pathology and Director of Laboratories, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.
Margaret H. Collins, MD
Pathologist, Professor, UC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Steven Kraus, MD
Chief, Radiography and Fluoroscopy. Radiologist, Department of Radiology. Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Luis de la Torre, MD
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.
Jason Frischer, MD
Dr. Frischer is the director of the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree at SUNY Downstate and went on to complete his general surgery and chief residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he focused his training on inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, he spent two years as the ECMO fellow and postdoctoral research fellow in angiogenesis at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University. Dr. Frischer completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia University. Dr. Frischer has a special interest in pediatric colorectal surgery including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), Hirschsprung’s disease anorectal malformations (ARM), fecal incontinence and constipation.
8:00 am - 8:10 am
8:10 am - 8:30 am
Quiz on History of Hirschsprung Disease!
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Pathology on Hirschsprung Disease
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Contrast Enema on Hirschsprung Disease
9:40 am - 11:30 am
Surgical procedures on Hirschsprung disease and Total Colonic Aganglionosis
12:20 pm - 12:35 pm
Long Term Follow Up
12:35 pm - 2:30 pm
Complications Post Pull Through
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
Topics CoveredHistory of Hirschsprung disease
Pathology of Hirschsprung disease
Contrast Enema in Hischsprung disease
Surgical Procedures for Hirschsprung Disease and Total Colonic Aganglionosis
Long-term Follow Up
Complications Post Pull Through
Objectives1. Describe the history of Hirschsprung disease.
2. Recognize the pathology of Hirschsprung disease.
3. Discuss use of contrast enema in Hischsprung disease.
4. Explain the surgical procedures for Hirschsprung Disease and Total Colonic Aganglionosis.
5. Review long-term Follow Up of Hirschsprung disease.
6. Identify complications post pull through in Hischsprung disease.