Colorectal Conference :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Pediatric Colorectal, Motility and Pelvic Reconstruction Conference

Course Directors: 

Levitt, MD

Di Lorenzo, MD

Jayanthi, MD
Diefenbach, MD

The Pediatric Colorectal, Motility and Pelvic Reconstruction Conference will be held at Nationwide Children’s Hospital November 12-14, 2014. Register Now.

International scholarship opportunities are available. Learn more.

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  • Hands-on surgical labs
  • Case discussions
  • Live surgery cases with discussion
  • Case presentations with expert panels, including guest presenters
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to pediatric colorectal, motility and pelvic reconstruction problems
  • Interactive sessions with panel discussions, audience response system, Q&A, live Twitter feed
  • Special sessions for trainees and audience case presentations

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Course Directors:

Marc Levitt, MD, Surgical Director, Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD
, Division Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Director of the Motility Center
Rama Jayanthi, MD, Section Chief of Urology
Karen Diefenbach, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Call for Abstracts/Case Presentations

Course attendees are invited to submit an abstract in the form of an interesting case for presentation at the conference. We would welcome your interesting and challenging cases, that will provoke an audience discussion and can be analyzed by the faculty in an interactive session.

Please submit the case in PowerPoint format, 4 slides only, presentations are 3 minutes.

  • 1st slide: Description of the case
  • 2nd and 3rd slide: Key radiology image or operative photo
  • 4th slide: Key questions to provoke the discussion

We will be collecting abstract submissions and selecting those for presentation, the deadline for submission is September 15, 2014, and we will inform you of your acceptance by October 1, 2014.

Please submit your case presentation to Connie Hieatt, Education/CME & Conferences, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205 or email no later than September 15, 2014.

Visiting Faculty:

Colorectal/Pediatric Surgery
Jeffrey Avansino, MD, Seattle
Ivo de Blaauw, MD, Nijmegen
Luis De la Torre, MD, Pittsburgh
Keith E. Georgeson, MD, Spokane
Jacob Langer, MD, Toronto
Paola Midrio, MD, Padua, Italy
Todd Ponsky, MD, Akron
Michael Rollins, MD, Salt Lake City
Donald Shaul, MD, Los Angeles
Jonathan Sutcliffe, MD, Leeds, the United Kingdom
Daniel H. Teitelbaum, MD, Ann Arbor

Shumyle Alam, MD, New York
Joseph Borer, MD, Boston
Mark Cain, MD, Indianapolis
Douglas Canning, MD, Philadelphia
Wouter F.J. Feitz, MD, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Patricio Gargollo, MD, Dallas
John P. Gearhart, MD, Baltimore
Richard W. Grady, MD, Seattle
Tony Khoury, MD, Irvine
Bradley Kropp, MD, Oklahoma City
Paul Merguerian, MD, Seattle

Alejandro Flores, MD, Boston

Steven J. Kraus, MD, Cincinnati


Lisa Creelman, BSN, RN, CPN, New York

Connie Mantel, RN, CPN, Seattle

Nationwide Children's Hospital Host Faculty:

Colorectal/Pediatric Surgery
Gail Besner, MD
Christopher Breuer
Donna Caniano, MD
Katherine Deans, MD, MHSc
Karen Diefenbach, MD
Peter C. Minneci, MD, MHSc
R. Lawrence Moss, MD
Benedict Nwomeh, MD, MPH
Steven Teich, MD

Seth Alpert, MD
Christina S. Ching, MD
Daniel DaJusta, MD
Daniel Herz, MD
Daryl McLeod, MD, MPH

David Gregory Bates, MD
Mark J. Hogan, MD

Wallace Crandall, MD
Hayat Mousa, MD
Desalegn Yacob, MD

Geri Hewitt, MD


The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Host Faculty:

Adult Colorectal/General Surgery
Mark W. Arnold, MD
Bradley J. Needleman, MD, FACS


The course is designed for pediatric surgeons and trainees, pediatric urologists and trainees, pediatric gynecologists and trainees, pediatric gastroenterologists and trainees, and pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners who care for children with these problems.

The Nationwide Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Nationwide Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program provides self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery MOC Program.

For more information, call (614) 355-0676.

Register Now for the Pediatric Colorectal, Motility and Pelvic Reconstruction Conference.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000