Bowel Management Workshops

Does your child suffer from constipation or fecal incontinence due to Hirschsprung's disease, anorectal malformation, or spina bifida? The Bowel Management Workshop presented by the Colorectal Center for Children at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, has been developed to help patients and families better understand these issues and achieve a better quality of life and social integration.

2024 Workshops

All workshops are held Friday mornings from 8-10 a.m. in the Plaza Building, Room 300 on UPMC Children’s Hospital’s main campus in Lawrenceville (4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224). View this PDF for directions to the Plaza Building.

Below are workshop dates for the 2024 calendar year:

  • January 12, 2024
  • February 9, 2024
  • March 8, 2024
  • April 12, 2024
  • May 10, 2024
  • June 14, 2024
  • July 12, 2024
  • August 9, 2024
  • September 13, 2024
  • October 11, 2024
  • November 8, 2024
  • December 13, 2024

Course Directors

Kelly Austin, MD
Director, Colorectal Center for Children
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Sarah Shumate, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Colorectal Center for Children
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Leah Larkin, RN, MSN
Outpatient Nurse Coordinator, Colorectal Center for Children
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Rohall, RN, CWON
Nurse, Colorectal Center for Children

Questions or To Register

Please call us at 412-692-5150 to speak with a team member about signing up for a workshop. You can also email any questions to