Conference agenda

Thursday, July 11

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

keynote speaker

Allan Goldstein, M.D.

Stem Cell Therapy for HD and the Enteric Nervous System Development

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

podium presentations

  • What is the Value of Suction Rectal Biopsy in Preterm Infants?

  • Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis in Children Treated at US Children's Hospitals

  • Anal Myomectomy May Be Safe and Long Term Solution for Constipation Associated with Short Segment Aganglionosis of the Anal Canal


10:30 - 10:45 A.m.

podium presentations

  • Eneterocolitis Episodes in Children with Hirschsprung's Disease: Results from the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium

  • Identification of Ganglion Cells using Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation

  • A Minimally Invasive Approach to Late Diagnosed Hirschsprung Disease

  • Soason-like Procedure for Hirschsprung's Disease in the Era of Robotic Surgery

  • Early Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis in Children: Similar Outcome to Delayed Pouch Construction

  • The Effect of Diversion on Readmission Following Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis in Children

10:45 - 11:45 A.M.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

guest speaker

Jason S. Frischer, M.D.

Management of Medically Refractive Preianal Crohn's


12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

podium presentations

  • Ketorolac After Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis: An Analysis of Narcotic Use and Post-Operative Complications

  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Completion Proctectomy with Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis in Ulcerative Colitis

  • Variability Between the Lateral and Anterior-Posterior Sacral Ratios in Anorectal Malformations

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.


1:50 - 2:05 p.m.

podium presentations

  • Multi-Institutional Review of Bowel Management Strategies in Children with Anorectal Malformations and Hirschsprung's Disease

  • MRI Based Volumetry of the Anal Sphincter Complex - Preliminary Data in Healthy Newborns and Infants

  • Maternal and Prenatal Factors in Children Born with an Anorectal Malformation: Results from the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium

  • A Multi-Institutional Review of Gynecologic Anomalies in Females Born with Anorectal Malformations.

2:05 - 2:25 P.m.

guest speaker

Kate McCracken, M.D.

Gynecologic Anomalies

2:25 - 2:55 p.m.

3:30 p.m.


Includes transportation, tour and appetizers. Whiskey flights and tastings are additional.
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Please let us know by July 5 if you are interested.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

welcome BBQ

Families are invited! This event is included with your conference registration.
Please RSVP by July 5.

Friday, July 11

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Brent C. James, M.D., M.Stat

Clinical Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and the Infrastructure that Underlies Successful Improvement Efforts, Such as Culture Change, Data Systems, Payment Methods and Management Roles.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Podium Presentations

  • The Effect of an Enterocolitis Treatment Protocol in Children with Hirschsprung’s Disease

  • The Effect of Colorectal Specialty Center Development on Hospital Readmissions for Patients with Hirschsprung’s Disease and Anorectal Malformations

  • Improving the Delivery of Care for Patients with Cloacal Malformations: Initial Development of Patient-Centered Quality Measures

  • Improving Patient and Family Access to Medical Information from Specialty Providers: Integrating Technology in Complex Health Care Delivery

  • The Effect of Multidisciplinary Care on Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE) Outcomes

  • Development of an Antegrade Enema Troubleshooting Protocol

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Guest Speaker

Richard C. Rink, M.D.

Uroligic Considerations of Urogenital Mobilization

10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

Podium Presentations

  • Correlation of Anorectal Malformation Severity and Associated Urologic Abnormalities

  • Renal Consequences of Intradetrusor Botulinum Toxin A in the Treatment of Pediatric Neurogenic Bladder

  • Comparison of Success and Complications of Modified Mitchell Bladder Neck Reconstruction in Pediatric Patients with Anatomic Versus Neurogenic Etiologies of Incontinence

  • Split Appendix Mitrofanoffs have a Higher Risk of Complication than Intact Appendix or Monti Channels

11:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.


12:05 - 12:50 p.m.

Podium Presentations

  • Creation and Activities of the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium

  • Long-term Outcomes of a Bowel Management Program for Children with Severe Constipation or Fecal Incontinence

  • Using Daily Enemas for Bowel Management: Adherence and Problems

  • Bedside Anorectal Manometry to Guide Management in Pediatric Patients with Defecation Disorders

  • 10-Year Experience with Primary Laparoscopic Rectopexy for Rectal Prolapse in Children

  • A Retrospective Review of the Effectiveness of Pediatric Antegrade Continent Enema Procedures

  • Care of the Malone Appendicostomy in the Post-Operative Period

12:50 - 2:20 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Kurt F. Heiss, M.D.

Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Opportunities and Cautions

2:20 - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 3:05 p.m.

afternoon TBD

guided mountain bike tour

Time TBD based on interest. $165/person - includes bike rental, helmet, pedals, and bike transportation to trailhead.
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Please let us know by July 5 if you are interested.