Children's Hospital Colorado
International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care
International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care

For Healthcare Professionals

Attendees at the Pena Course pose for a group photo.

Peña Course

Led by Alberto Peña, MD and Dr. Andrea Bischoff, MD, renowned pediatric surgeons from the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care at Children's Hospital Colorado, the Peña Course is a three-day intensive workshop with live surgical demonstrations.

The course is designed for pediatric surgeons, urologists, gynecologists and gastroenterologists, as well as pediatric nurses managing patients with colorectal issues. During the course, you will view three carefully selected operative demonstrations, including surgical/technical maneuvers to be performed during the repair of anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung’s disease.


Additional resources for providers

The following resources provide colorectal and urogenital care support and education:

2018 Upcoming Bowel Management Weeks: 

  • May 11-18, 2018
  • June 8-15, 2018
  • July 6-13, 2018
  • August 3-10, 2018
  • September 14-21, 2018
  • October 12-19, 2018
  • November 9-16, 2018
  • December 14-21, 2018

 To register, please contact us at 720-777-9880 or

2018 Upcoming International Colorectal Web Meetings

The International Colorectal Web Meetings are hosted and archived by The Hendren Project. These meetings are held monthly and moderated by Andrea Bischoff, MD and Alberto Peña, MD. Summaries of urogenital and anorectal malformation patient cases are presented.

  • April 19, 2018
  • May 17, 2018
  • June 21, 2018
  • July 26, 2018
  • August 23, 2018
  • September 20, 2018
  • October 25, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
  • December 20, 2018
Pediatric colorectal surgeons Andrea Bischoff, MD, and Alberto Peña, MD, meet Linda Sibilia’s son, Benjamin Nieto. Linda was born with a urogenital malformation called cloaca, which Dr. Peña reconstructed 30 years ago.

A lifetime of care

Cloacal anomaly defects can cause significant health issues, including bowel, urinary and reproductive problems. But lifelong multidisciplinary care and support is improving the quality of life for many.

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