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Plan To Attend the Next Monthly International Colorectal Web Meeting, August 27, 2020
Cases Presented in June 2020 
Cases Presented in May 2020

Moderators: Andrea Bischoff, M.D.; Alberto Peña, M.D.; and Luis De La Torre, M.D. (10:00 a.m. ET [14:00 GMT] / 9:00 a.m. CT / 8:00 a.m. MT / 7:00 a.m. PT)

Make plans to attend the next International Colorectal Web Meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2020, starting at 10:00 am ET US (14:00 GMT) / 8:00 am MT US. This web meeting will celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the monthly International Colorectal Web Meetigs. The monthly web meetings are provided by The Hendren Project and hosted by expert moderators Andrea Bischoff, M.D., Alberto Peña, M.D., and Luis De La Torre, M.D., from Colorado Children's Hospital. Several challenging cases will be presented. Join your peers in offering suggestions for treatment, asking questions of the presenting surgeons, and taking polls to test your perspectives of the cases being presented. Summaries of the monthly patient cases presented are provided by Julie E. Schletker, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO. 

Recent Web Meeting Patient Case Summaries and Videos

The True Sphincter Anatomy or The Perpetuated Lie (in Spanish)

The Hendren Project was honored recently to host a special lecture by Dr. Alberto Peña to Argentinian Pediatric Surgery Fellows entitled The True Sphincter Anatomy or The Perpetuated Lies. The talk was in presented in Spanish and is available as a video on The Hendren Project.

THP Webinar COVID-19 and Pediatric Surgery: Experiences from Italy Was Well Attended


Andrea Bischoff, MD; and Wolfgang Stehr, MD; spoke with pediatric surgeons Ernesto Leva, MD (in Milan), Paolo Midrio, MD (in Treviso), and Daniele Alberti, MD (in Brescia) about their experiences with COVID-19 in Italy.

COVID-19 Resources for Pediatric Surgeons & Urologists

Editors of The Hendren Project provide resources on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic for pediatric surgeons and urologists. These resources will be updated on a regular basis.

The Hendren Project is also planning on a series of webinars on this topic. These webinars will be announced here.

Pseudo or Fake Hirschsprung Disease Is a Common Problem

Moderator: Luis De La Torre, M.D.

In Pseudo or Fake Hirschsprung Disease Is a Common Problem, Dr. De La Torre moderated a discussion and presented example patient cases on the common problem of pseudo Hirschsprung Disease. Dr. De La Torre is Assistant Director, International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care at Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, and provided an in-depth presentation on pseudo-Hirschsprung Disease, followed by a Question/Answer session on The Hendren Project,

Pseudo-Hirschsprung's disease (PHD) is a syndrome manifested by intestinal hypoperistalsis similar to that of Hirschsprung's disease (HD), including either an increase or decrease in the number and/or size of intramural ganglion cells. Accurate diagnosis can be a challenge and proper treatment requires proper understanding and effective surgical strategies. Register to receive more information on future webinars in this series.


Gastroschisis Challenges North and South

Moderator: Sherif Emil, M.D., C.M.

Normally in countries with high incomes, gastroschisis has a high survival rate (>95%) among children. However, in lower-income countries, there is persistenly poor survivial. Dr. Sherif Emil moderated as discussion from 6 Guest Panelists who reported on their challenges and experiences and about the current status of gastroschisis outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. Paneliests presented clinical and research findings that have resulted in improved survival in many low-resource communities. Attendees gained knowledge that may enable them to improve the outcomes of gastroschisis treatment in their own practice worldwide.

THP Webinar on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Vascular Anomalies

Moderators: Ann Kulungowski, M.D., and Taizo Nakano, M.D.

The webinar focused on CLOVES, a recently described rare disorder characterized by tissue overgrowth and complex vascular anomalies. Guest Presenter was Fernando Heinen, M.D. Guest Speaker was Francine Blei, M.D., who provided in-depth information on rthew challenges of diagnosing and treating CLOVES.

Visit recent webinars in this series.

Plan To Attend a THP Webinar

Make plans to attend a THP Webinar in March. THP Webinars are sponsored by The Hendren Project and are moderated by international experts who discuss issues, treatment strategies, challenges, and controversies through patient cases in Abdominal Wall Defects, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prenatal Imaging, Exstrophy, Hirschsprung Disease, Vascular Anomalies, Colorectal Surgery, and more. Each webinar provides a unique educational opportunity and sharing of surgical experiences for members of The Hendren Project. Join your peers in offering suggestions for treatment, asking questions of the presenting surgeons, and taking polls to test your understanding of the cases being presented. Summaries and takeaways of the patient cases and videos of each presentation have created an innovative database of "living" content, content that comes from the daily experiences and challenges faced by pediatric surgeons and urologists worldwide. Help us help your peers to improve the care of children with complex surgical conditions.

View the Lecture on "Surgery for Hyperinsulinism" by N. Scott Adzick, MD
Dr. Adzick's Presentation

Panel Discussion and Patient Case Reviews

A 2-day international symposium sponsored by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia examined innovative advances in the field of hyperinsulinism, including recent genetic breakthroughs and therapeutic innovations. It also featured a mini-symposium that explored the controversies surrounding neonatal hypoglycemia. The purpose of the symposium was to enhance the management skills and practice of endocrinologists, metabolism specialists, neonatologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, geneticists, and nurses, as well as basic scientists interested in islet cell biology.

N. Scott Adzick, M.D., editor of THP Fetal Surgery, presented a lecture entitled Surgery for Hyperinsulinism, which was followed by a panel discussion.

The Hendren Project is honored to present Dr. Adzick's lecture and the panel discussion.