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The REACH Symposium (Research, Education, and Awareness for Children with Hirschsprung's disease) is a multidisciplinary conference highlighting important and up-to-date clinical and scientific topics in Hirschsprung's disease.

REACH Symposium- Research, Education, and Awareness for Children with Hirschsprung's disease

Date: 10/11/2013 - 10/11/2013
Time: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Simches Auditorium (3110)
Contact: Casey Steiger, REACHirschsprungs@gmail.com
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Description:
The REACH Symposium (Research, Education, and Awareness for Children with Hirschsprung's disease) is a multidisciplinary conference highlighting important and up-to-date clinical and scientific topics in Hirschsprung's disease.

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Registration for the 2013 REACH symposium is free.

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Hirschsprung’s disease is a serious disorder of the bowel caused by the absence of nerve cells in the large intestine. While major advancements have been made in our understanding of the disease and its clinical management, Hirschsprung’s disease often continues to be a difficult condition for the patient, the family and the providers. There remain many challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of affected children. Research at several institutions, including Mass General, is aimed at improving the care of these patients.

We have organized a symposium for physicians, researchers and parents that addresses many of the current challenges in Hirschsprung’s disease. The symposium will include presentations that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Clinical overviews of Hirschsprung's disease and its complications
  • A parent discussion panel with audience participation to identify challenges facing families and healthcare providers
  • An expert discussion panel consisting of specialist physicians available to address concerns with caring for a child with Hirschsprung's disease

Speakers will include:

  • Allan Goldstein, MD, Pediatric Surgery, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Daniel Doody, MD, Pediatric Surgery, MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Special Guest Speaker:

  • Robert O. Heuckeroth, MD, PhD
    Alumni Endowed Professor of Pediatrics
    Professor of Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
    Washington University School of Medicine


There is no fee associated with this event. Register online or for more information about the program, please contact Casey Steiger at REACHirschsprungs@gmail.com.


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