Abstract Submission


Abstract submissions are now open to everyone as we have had overwhelming requests. If accepted, we strongly encourage you to have a resident or fellow present the submission.

The top submissions will be considered for publication in Foregut, the Journal of the American Foregut Society, which will have its first publication early 2020.

The AFS has established the Residents and Fellow’s Forum in order to encourage participation of the next generation of scientists and clinicians in the field of Foregut disease. This is an opportunity to present your research in front of world leaders in Gasteroenterology and Surgery, like-minded peers and representatives from companies involved in foregut diagnostics and treatments.  The non-CME venue offers the opportunity for trainees and their mentors to seek out industry sponsorship to attend the AFS meeting and for industry to meet the future leaders in the foregut field. In addition, there will be a limited number of travel grants awarded to the top abstracts…

Deadline for Submission: December 15th, 2019
Deadline for Acceptance: December 30th, 2019

Submissions will be judged according to their scientific quality, innovation and importance to the field of foregut surgery/medicine. They will be assigned as Poster presentations or, for the highest ranked abstracts, as 10 min oral presentations.

Rules for submission:
Abstract must be publication ready and include the following: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion. They should be no more than 300 words (not including title, author, names, and affiliations). All authors and affiliated institutions must be listed beneath title.
Abstract categories:
Barrett’s Esophagus
GERD-Surgical Management
GERD-Endoscopic and Medical Management
Esophagus- Achalasia and Other Motility Disorders
Esophagus- Malignant or Benign
Stomach- Malignant or Benign
Gastroparesis Diagnosis and Treatments
New Technologies
Bariatric Treatments
Advanced Diagnostics

The data should not have been published or presented at a previous major medical meeting. Abstracts can have been previously presented at institutional or local meetings.

Co-authors need to submit a COI as well. Please download, complete, and email for each co-author.

NOTE: each author only needs to submit one COI- regardless of the number of submissions they are involved with.


Submission Information

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