Our first society meeting will take place Friday March 15th from 6-9pm at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas.

There will be a call to action for committee participation. The board’s initial thought on committees:
Fellowship- development of formal fellowship training- initially for surgery
Educational/annual meeting/professional standards
Clinical Pathways/Best Practices
Research- CQI Development; additional research studies sponsored by AFS
Journal-first online publication that combines GI and Surgical specialties in foregut disease
Marketing/Social Media/Website development
Membership
Fundraising/Finance
Please consider the time that will be needed to participate actively in committees before volunteering. Active participation by all involved will be critical in the initial stages of committee formation and execution.
Sign-ups available at the meeting, or email [email protected]

Friday Night AFS meeting agenda:

6:00pm-6:30 pm reception (open bar for 2 hours, buffet will be set up at 6pm)
6:30-7:00 Buffet, dinner
7:00-7:15 Why the American Foregut Society? John Lipham
7:15-7:30 Introduction to the Board/Executive Committee; Technology and Industry; AFS Foundation Reg Bell
7:30-7:35 Comment from Board Tripp Buckley
7:35-7:50 The Need for Specialization Tom DeMeester
7:50-8:05 Collaboration is Possible Joel Richter
8:05-8:10 Consensus is Possible Rena Yadlapati
8:10-8:15 Results of AFS Membership Survey Steve Leeds
8:15-8:25 membership Engagement- Where do we go now? Christy Dunst
8:25-8:40 Closing Statements John Lipham