June 7-9, 2018 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital

International Exstrophy Conference

Let's meet in Cincinnati!

Whole Health is the theme of this year's exstrophy conference. You'll find sessions and activities that foster emotional, mental and physical health at every age. 

Topics include nutrition, kidney health, sexual and reproductive functions, long-term management, malignancy risks in reconstructed bladders, tissue engineering for reconstruction, and transitional care. 

A strong community of support is important for everyone affected by exstrophy. Our goal is for your network of support to be stronger than ever at the end of this year's conference! 

Don't miss out on the special Friday Family Night Fireworks and Cincinnati Reds game (complimentary tickets available for all). 

 Get to know your conference sponsors!

At a Glance Schedule

Transportation to and from conference hotel and Cincinnati Children's Hospital (site of conference sessions) will be provided.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

6:00 – 8:30 PM  

Welcome Pizza Party and Registration

Aloft Newport on the Levee Hotel Lobby 201 East Third Street Newport, KY 41071  

 Friday, June 8, 2018 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Conference sessions at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital  

Friday evening at 7:10 PM A-BE-C Family Night & Fireworks Friday! Cincinnati Reds vs St Louis Cardinals Complimentary tickets available to all conference attendees. 

Game tickets sponsored by Professional Sealants, Inc.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Conference sessions at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital  


Cincinnati Children's Hospital is hosting this year's conference in partnership with A-BE-C.

Sessions will be held at the Cincinnati Children's Burnet Campus at 3333 Burnet Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio 


Conference Hotel - Aloft Newport on the Levee

Aloft Newport on the Levee 201 East Third Street Newport, KY 41071  

Located across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Aloft Newport on the Levee sits at the foot of the L and N Pedestrian Bridge, a three-minute walk from the Ohio River. The hotel is also a short walk from the Newport Aquarium and the Great American Ball Park. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is less than 15 miles away.  

Group Rates have been secured for conference attendees, book through the link below or at: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ABEC  

Two Queens $154/ King $154  

BE a sponsor

Over three amazing days this summer in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community (A-BE-C) will join with families and health care providers to share experiences, knowledge and support around the condition of bladder exstrophy. 

A-BE-C is the only organization worldwide that is supporting people affected by bladder exstrophy. Approximately 350 people are expected to attend this year's conference.

The conference offers many opportunities for other organizations to connect with participants and speakers. Details are included in the sponsorship package. We look forward to another exceptional year with your support.