The Annual Meeting schedule for this September 25th-26th WILL GO ON, though we won’t all be gathering in San Francisco as we hoped. These unprecedented circumstances have challenged us all, and when life hands you lemons… you make delicious lemonade.
So we have started from scratch redesigning a conference to engage you – to help shape your society, share your collective experiences, challenge the experts and learn together from endoscopic and surgical cases.
Watch for more emails from AFS in the near future with details about our meeting. Let’s all get excited for a collegial and educational experience that anyone with any interest in diseases of the foregut cannot miss. Looking forward to seeing all of you (virtually) this September!
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AFS 2nd Annual Meeting September 25-26, 2020
“Live from Across America!”- Preliminary Agenda
- This will not be your mother’s Zoom – no snoring allowed!
Throughout the meeting – Experts will moderate posts on the AFS Facebook Collaboration – listen to what they have to say about your toughest cases!
Friday 9/25 2-6:30 P.M EDT (all times EDT)
Live Cases from East to West!
Hosted by Denver
- Third Space – A New Frontier For Endoscopy. ESD, POEM, GPOP, Alphabet Soup
- Think Thin – Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures
- Bye Bye Burn – TIF, LINX, and Beyond
- I, Robot: Computer-assisted Reflux Surgery – does it mesh?
Stavros Stavropoulos, Chris Thompson, Reem Shariha, Ninh Nguyen, Pichamol Jirapinyo, Felice Schnoll-Sussman, Ken Chang, John Lipham, Reginald Bell
Saturday 9/26 9:45 am – 6pm (all times EDT)
Throughout the Day – Surgical Snippets including:
- A Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy with Santi Horgan
- Lighting it up – Highlight on Immunoflourescence – Ninh Nguyen and Santi Horgan
- Contra POEM – Robotic Heller Myotomy – Caitlyn Houghton
9:45 – 10:00 – Engagement in AFS – It’s Your Society! (and the required Membership Meeting)
Why is this Your Society? – Presidential Address – John Lipham
10:00- 12:00 – the Nuts and the Bolts of Foregut Procedures
Hosted by Tanuja Damani and Abe Khan
- Esophageal DNA Testing – can you swallow it? – Sri Komanduri
- Tips on doing a CDx Biopsy and interpreting the report – Scott Corbett
- CLE – performing an efficient and thorough exam – Tripp Buckley
- VLE – Does it come after CLE? Choosing the right patient – Mike Smith
- EndoFLIP – When and how, catheter length, fill volume – what’s helpful? – Dusty Carlson, Michael Ujiki, Tripp Buckley
- Running safely with COVID in the GI and Esophageal Function Lab –– Felice Schnoll-Sussman and Phil Katz
- Revisional surgery – how to decide what to do when prior surgery fails – Adrian Park, Brian Louie, Tom Watson
- Refractory GERD – What’s in a name? Ronnie Fass
Virtual Exhibit Hall Saturday 12:00-2:00 (along with breaks)
Interact with Industry (Non-CME)
Industry presents: Cases Illustrating Technology – talk with the experts
Prizes Prizes Prizes!
Saturday 9/26 Afternoon 2:00 – 5:30 (all times EDT)
Meet the Press – Interviews with lead authors of the year’s most interesting research.
Hosted by Prakash Gyawali and Michael Awad
- A GI rationale for Antireflux Surgery – Stu Spechler.
- What’s the problem with Chicago III? – Prakash Gyawali and Sumeet Mittal.
- Regurgitation – Heartburn’s stepchild – Reginald Bell
Our First Scientific Session – Podium Abstracts from AFS
60 minutes – entertaining dialogues on controversial topics.
Hosted by Ronnie Fass and Tom Watson
- PPIs and COVID – what’s the deal? Phil Katz
- IM of the SCJ – it is a big deal! –Peter Kahrilas Nick Shaheen Para Chandrasoma
- There’s no longer one gold standard – Antireflux Surgery in Transition – Tom Watson, John Lipham, Ronnie Fass, Mimi Canto Luigi Bonavina.
Relax over meeting highlights and Facebook Collaboration case presentations/ Ask the Expert (BYOB)
Hosted by the Denver Crew (Reg Bell, John Lipham, Dan Lister, Peter Kahrilas, Tripp Buckley)