Transition of Care for Colorectal and Urogenital Patients


Moderated by Andrea Bischoff, MD, and Daniel Wood, PhD, MB.BS, FRCS Urol, from the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care at Children's Hospital Colorado, Transition of Care for Colorectal and Urogenital Patients is a comprehensive, online surgical and management workshop hosted virtually through The Hendren Project.

Improvements in pediatric surgical practice mean that many children with complex surgical conditions can expect to live long and productive adult lives. For patients born with colorectal and urogenital conditions, lifetime medical care can be a lifelong challenge. It is important that these patients receive the adult healthcare they need to ensure that any underlying condition or treatment has minimal impact on this. As pediatric patients age and transition to adult healthcare, they often face special challenges in the medical care they require. But too often adult healthcare providers are unfamiliar with these complex pediatric surgical conditions and surgical treatments. Processes and tools exist for helping pediatric patients in "graduating" to adulthood, but they are extremely variable across healthcare environments and among medical specialties. The essence of transition of care is educating pediatric patients about their conditions so they become independent in their own healthcare in readiness for a successful transition into the adult healthcare environment.

This 2-day workshop will examine the challenges of transition of care in the urology, gynecology, and colorectal surgery. International experts will provide insight into their practices for transition of care patients and how they overcome some of the practical and medical challenges in this exciting and growing area of clinical practice.

Target Audience

The course is designed for pediatric and adult surgeons, medical professionals managing patients with colorectal issues, urologists, gynecologists, nurses, advanced practice providers, and physiotherapists.


Introduction to International Colorectal and Urogenital Transition of Care Meeting

Andrea Bischoff, MD
Founding Director, International Center for Colorectal Care, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

Patient Testimony

Greg Ryan

State of the Art: Lessons Learned from Long-term Pediatric Surgical Reconstruction

Richard Rink, MD, FAAP, FACS

Patient Experience in Transition of Care

Cindy Buchanan, PhD

Laura Judd-Glossy, PhD

Taylor Heap


Importance of Multidisciplinary Clinic and Transition of Care in Spina Bifida

Pam Wilson, MD

Let's Talk About Sex

Dan Wood, PhD, MB.BS, FRCS Urol

Pelvic Pain in Patients with Congenital Anomalies

Janine Oliver, MD

Female Fertility in Congenital Anomalies

Ephia Yasmin, MD, MB.BS, MRCOG

Managing Pregnancy in Patients with Congenital Anomalies

Pat O'Brien, MB.BCh, MFFP, FRCOG

Assessment and Management of Vaginal Stenosis

Veronica Alaniz, MD


Andrea Bischoff, MD

Reoperations in Adult Patients

Alberto Peña, MD

Case Presentations with Multidisciplinary Discussions

Presented by Naomi Crouch, MB.BS, MD, MRCOG; Alessandra Gasior, MD; Andrea Bischoff, MD; Dan Wood, PhD, MB.BS, FRCS Urol

Urinary Diversion

Dan Wood, PhD, MB.BS, FRCS Urol

State of the Art: The Adolescent Brain and Transition of Care

Deborah Christie, PhD

Why a Pediatric Urologist Needs To Transition Patients

Duncan Wilcox, MB.BS, MD
Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Urology, International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

The Adult Exstrophy Patient: Concerns and Solutions

John Gearhart, MD

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