July 11-13, 2018
John G. Rangos, Sr. Conference Center
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA

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Mark your calendar for the Surgical and Medical Management of Hirschsprung Disease Conference, with Internationally renowned surgeon Dr. Luis De la Torre.

Hirschsprung is a current problem with many questions, old mythical ideas, and misunderstood new concepts. Many children with Hirschsprung disease suffer the consequences of this misinformation. Attendees can watch the technical details of the trans-anal pull-through both endorectal or soave, as well as full thickness or Swenson. Attendees will learn to treat postoperative complications and functional problems such as fecal incontinence, constipation and pre and post pull through colitis. We will discuss the concepts of intestinal neuronal dysplasia, hypoganglionosis and the histological transition zone. These controversial concepts often produce improper surgical decisions. We will also discuss surgery related to chronic idiopathic constipation.

A supplemental training course, Bowel Management Workshop, will be held Friday, July 13. The conference is sponsored by the Colorectal and Hirschsprung Center for Children and Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences.

NEW- LIVE Video Demonstration of Colorectal Surgery

Course Director

LuisDelaTorreLuis De la Torre, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Founding Director, Colorectal and Hirschsprung Center for Children
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


Pediatric Surgeons, Gastroenterologist, Pediatricians, Radiologists, Pediatric Fellows, and Pediatric Nurses that are managing patients with colorectal issues. 


At the end of the conference, participants should be able to :

Explain the current workup for the precise diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease, idiopathic constipation and fecal incontinence.

Identify the key steps of the transanal approach for the surgical treatment of Hischsprung disease.

Discuss the rational practice of the bowel management program for patients with fecal incontinence, colitis for Hirschsprung, and idiopathic constipation. 


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 1.9 continuing education units (CEU's) which are equal to 19.7 contact hours. 

This activity is approved for 19.75 AAPA Category 1 Credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.





Contact The Hutton Group on 412-931-6777 or cmollenauer@thehuttongroup.com

American with Disabilities Act Information:
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by contacting Colleen Mollenauer at 412-931-6777 or cmollenauer@thehuttongroup.com

Faculty Disclosure:
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


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