Internationally Acclaimed Surgeons Lead Seminar at Shriners Hospital on Pediatric Colorectal Disorders and Bowel Management

Internationally Acclaimed Surgeons Lead Seminar at Shriners Hospital on Pediatric Colorectal Disorders and Bowel Management

 

Dr. Jacob Langer, a pediatric surgeon and leading authority on intestinal disorders in children, will join Dr. Diana Farmer, Dr. Shinjiro Hirose and the pediatric surgery team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California in leading a seminar on Pediatric Colorectal Disorders on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Scheduled from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the seminar will take place in the first-floor auditorium of the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, 2425 Stockton Boulevard.   Doctors, nurses and other health professionals throughout the region are invited to participate in an in-depth discussion of the care and considerations one must make when treating children with severe constipation or soiling issues.  Participants also will benefit from direction on identifying and managing patients with colorectal malformations and diseases.

Dr. Langer is a professor at the University of Toronto and a pediatric surgeon at The Hospital for Sick Children, or SickKids, the world’s second-largest, hospital-based pediatric research center.   Dr. Langer’s primary research interests include developing innovative ways of managing children with Hirschsprung disease and other intestinal disorders, and advancing the field of minimally invasive pediatric surgery. He has written 300 papers and 70 book chapters.  He travels internationally to both treat children and advance the field of pediatric surgery through teaching.

Dr. Langer recently joined the pediatric surgery team at the Northern California Shriners Hospital as a visiting surgeon.  He works side-by-side with the Shriners internationally noted team led by Dr. Diana Farmer and Dr. Shinjiro Hirose.

Dr. Farmer’s expert surgical care extends to children one-year of age and older who are faced with complex intestinal disorders, complex rectal disorders and complex chest wall and neck disorders. She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Dr. Hirose specializes in minimally invasive surgery for gastro-intestinal, biliary, liver and thoracic disorders in fetuses and children. He was the lead pediatric surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospital and its Fetal Treatment Center before joining the medical team at Shriners Hospital.

Also presenting at the seminar on Pediatric Colorectal Disorders are Dr. Payam Saadai, Dr. Rebecca Stark and Dr. Jacob T. Stephenson, all of whom are pediatric surgeons at the Northern California Shriners Hospital. They will be joined by Dr. Arthur Delorimier, a pediatric gastroenterologist at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, and his colleague Dr. Daphne Su Say, who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

The seminar on Pediatric Colorectal Disorders is approved for 4.75 hours of continuing education credit.  Space is limited to 80 participants, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please register by Sept. 1, 2016 at Eventbrite:  www.colorectalcme.eventbrite.com

If you have questions, please contact the Staff Development Office at Shriners Hospitals for Children ─ Northern California. Call 916-453-2041 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., or email questions to ncal.education@shrinenet.org.

 

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go online to www.shrinerschildrens.org.

 

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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