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American Foregut Society

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The American Foregut Society
September 28 – October 1, 2023 | Gaylord Texan, Dallas, TX

You can't find anywhere else a meeting dedicated to Foregut disease with the collegiality and depth of knowledge that has brought GIs and Surgeons together than at the annual AFS meeting! Please join us to discuss and learn in Dallas on Sept 28–Oct 1st, 2023.
Reginald Bell, MD – President, AFS

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Opens March 2023
FAFS — Learn More Here
Applications Open: April 15, 2023
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023
Submissions Open: February 1, 2023
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2023
Awards – Learn More Here
Nominations Open: March 2023
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2023
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Clinical Practice
Endoscopic Foregut Surgery
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AFS Textbook of Foregut Disease

The AFS Textbook of Foregut Disease serves as a comprehensive guide of information covering the fast-evolving field of foregut disease. This textbook is designed as a partnership between gastroenterologists & gastrointestinal surgeons with an understanding that an essential component of moving forward in this field is through collaboration. This AFS textbook has been developed by the American Foregut Society, a premier society for foregut disease and all chapters are written by experts in the field. Readership is intended for gastroenterologists, GI and thoracic surgeons, gastroenterology and general surgery residents and fellows, medical students, and integrated health members that manage foregut disease. All chapters follow an organized format that contains many graphs, tables, intraoperative photographs, and illustrations of techniques. This textbook provides the most up-to-date scientific information and will be the definitive resource to guide both the diagnosis and management of foregut disease for years to come.

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The Latest Issue of Foregut is Now Available!

Volume 3, Issue 1 – Can We Impact the Incidence and Outcomes of Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

The AFS Journal is available to all current AFS members. Please log in to the AFS site with your member profile and select AFS Journal from the site menu under Library to access the Journal.


AFS's official journal Foregut is soliciting papers for the following themed issues that will be published in 2024: 

  • Clinical-Pathologic Challenges in Foregut Diseases
    • Submissions due November 15, 2023
  • Gastroparesis in Foregut Diseases
    • Submissions due December 1, 2023

Visit our Author Instructions for more information or submit your work today.


The AFS announces a new endoscopic classification of the esophagogastric junction. The classification recognizes that the antireflux barrier involves the crural diaphragm and intrinsic lower esophageal sphincter in addition to the flap valve classification as described by Hill. It stratifies EGJ integrity from normal (grade 1) to increasing degrees of EGJ disruption (grade 2-4) beginning with loss of the flap valve and progressing to increasing degrees of crural disruption and hiatus hernia. It also stipulates appropriate endoscopic methodology for the assessment and provides a basic nomenclature for communication among endoscopists.

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