Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Exstrophy Bootcamp 2014


May 14th-15th, 2014
Charlotte Bloomberg Children’s Center of the Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD
Programming generously underwritten by support from Alison and Ralph Ho.

The Division of Pediatric Urology is very excited to be hosting a two-day intensive course, which will review all facets of the modern approach to the evaluation and management of exstrophy patients. This course promises to be one of the most comprehensive events to ever focus entirely on exstrophy.

Through the generosity of several important benefactors, the training will be free of charge for all registrants. This is quite fortunate since we have sought to enroll many residents and fellows, who may have a limited budget. Indeed, the course has currently enrolled about seventy participants, including residents, fellows, junior faculty, senior faculty and even a few medical students. Another important enrollment goal has been to include a large international contingent of participants. At present we have physicians coming to Baltimore from six continents and 27 countries to participate in the course! We scheduled the course for the days just before the annual meeting of the American Urological Association and the Society for Pediatric Urology, so that international physicians will be able to attend both events while they are here in the U.S.

We are quite fortunate to have the following esteemed group of faculty who will offer their extensive experience and insights to the management of exstrophy:

Course Chairmen:
Programming generously underwritten by support from Alison and Ralph Ho.

John P. Gearhart, MD
John P. Gearhart, M.D.
Robert D. Jeffs Professor and
Director of Pediatric Urology
Brady Urological Institute
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Paul D. Sponseller, M.D.
Professor and Division Chief
of Pediatric Orthopaedics
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Ranjiv I. Mathews, M.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor
of Pediatric Urology
Brady Urological Institute
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Hopkins Faculty:
Richard J. Redett, M.D.
Shabine Kost-Bylerly, M.D.
E. James Wright, M.D.
Heather N. DiCarlo, M.D.
Jessica Hankinson, Ph.D.
Marlo Eldridge, C.P.N.P.

Invited Lecturers:
Douglas A. Canning, M.D.
Fernando A. Ferrer, M.D.
Kirsten K. Meldrum, M.D.
Yegappan Lakshmanan, M.D.
Dominic D. Frimberger, M.D.
J. Todd Purves, M.D.
Thomas E.Novak, M.D.
Timothy M. Phillips, M.D.
Max Cervellione, M.D.
Andrew A. Stec, M.D.
Kristina D. Suson, M.D.
Eric Z. Massanyi, M.D.
Anthony J. Schaeffer, M.D.

Invited Moderators:
Joseph Borer, M.D.
Dennis Peppas, M.D.
Caleb Nelson, M.D.

While physicians play the central role in reconstruction, it is hard to overstate the importance that nurses and other allied health professionals play in the care of exstrophy patients. Accordingly, there will be a separate section of the course that will focus specifically on these critical aspects of patient care. This section will run concurrently and will take place on the first day, Wednesday May 14th.  We are lucky to have two members of the division who each have tremendous experience caring for exstrophy patients. They will be leading this component of the course:

Marlo A. Eldridge, RN, MSN, CPNP
Director of Voiding Improvement Program
Faculty Pediatric Urology/Brady Urological Institute
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Karen L. Spriggs, RN
Senior Clinical Nurse, Pediatric Urology
The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Both sections of the course will take place on the beautiful Mt. Washington campus of Johns Hopkins University:

Mt. Washington Conference Center:
5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 1100
Baltimore, MD  21209
Tel: 410-735-7964 or 800-488-8734

For more information about the course please refer to the following website:


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This blog was written by Ezekial Young, MD and Pediatric Urology Fellow at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins.  If you have questions or are interested in participating in the course please contact:

Ezekiel E. Young, M.D.
Phone: (401)569-6913


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