American Foregut Society Inaugural Meeting

AMERICAN FOREGUT SOCIETY INAUGURAL MEETING

March 15-16 Didactic and AFS membership meeting

Las Vegas, Nevada

JW Marriott Resort and Spa

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of HealthONE and the American Foregut Society. HealthONE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HealthONE CME designates this Live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration is now open!!

Please go to http://www.cvent.com/d/7bqsxq to register.

We have over 350 registrants to date!! Rooms at the JW Marriott have sold out. 

The discounted rooms for the Downtown Grand are no longer available. Please call 702-719-5100 to find out current rates and availability. There will be shuttle service from the Downtown Grand to the JW Marriott morning and evening Friday and Saturday.

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2020!!

March 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency, Orange County, California

 

Agenda

Proposed agenda:

Friday March 15th

6:30-8:30 Registration/Breakfast- Valencia Ballroom

8:00-8:10.   Welcome- Grand Ballroom
8:10-9:30.    GERD Physiology
-Insights into the pathopysiology of GERD……………………………………………………….Peter Karhilas
-The sphincter and the crura in health and disease……………………………………………..John Lipham
-Moderated Discussion…………………………………………Sumeet Mittal and George Triadafilopolous
9:30-9:55 Break – In exhibit hall/Marquis Ballroom
9:55-11:40. Diagnostic and Technical Challenges
-Is it EOE or GERD?………………………………………………………………………………………………..Joel Richter
-Management of persistent dysphagia after maximal medical and endoscopic therapy in patients with EOE……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Ikuo Hirano
-Will we FLIP in the future?……………………………………………………………………………….Dustin Carlson
-Reflux testing: past, present, and future; mucosal impedance……………………………………VK Sharma
-How will robotics shape the future?…………………………………………………………………Santiago Horgan
-Moderated Discussion…………………………………………………………………………………………..Eric Wilson
11:40-12:50.  Lunch- Valencia Ballroom
12:50-15:45 GERD Interventions Old and New
-Personalized GERD management-building multidisciplinary consensus………………Rena Yadlapati
-When medical therapy fails- Why?……………………………………………………………………………..Phil Katz
-Laparoscopic fundoplication in 2019- What is its place?…………………………………..Brant Oeschlager
-Outcomes for magnetic sphincter augmentation- Long tem results……………….Luigi Bonavina
15:20-15:45 Break Exhibit hall/Marquis Ballroom
-EndoStim therapy- has it arrived? Data from FDA trial…………………………………..Vic Velanovich
-Patient selection for endoscopic therapies…………………………………………………………..Ken Chang
-Individualizing interventional therapies: fundo, TIF, RFA and more ………………….Reginald Bell
-Paraesophagel hernia is an anatomical problem…………………………………………………..Steven DeMeester
-Moderated Discussion…………………………………………………………………………………………..TBD
15:45-17:00 Esophageal Motility and Dysphagia
-The Chicago classification and beyond- what’s new in 3D……………………………Prakash Gyawali
-The place of medical therapies (drug, Botox, PD) for EMDS in 2019…………………..Ikuo Hirano
-State of the art:Balloon-Heller-POEM? Who? When? Where?………………………..Lee Swanstrom
-Moderated Discussion…………………………………………………………………………………………….Jay Pasrich
18:00-21:00 AFS meeting and dinner- Valencia Ballroom

Saturday March 16th
6:30-8:30 Breakfast Valencia Ballroom

7:30-8:50  Stomachaches: Obesity and Gastroapresis
-Interventions for GERD in the obese and post bariatric patient……………………..Leena Khaitan
-Current and future enodscopic interventions for weight loss………………………..Reem Sharaiha
-Interventions for gastroparesis…………………………………………………………………………Aziz Aadam
-Physiology and pharmacology in gastroparesis and obesity……………………..Michael Camilleri
-Moderated Discussion……………………………………………………………Henry Parkman, Ninh Nguyen

8:50–10:05 Keynote address:
-Progression of GERD on PPI: Cause, Consequence, Proposed Management……..Tom DeMeester
-Chemoprophylaxis: Impact of the AspECT Trial………………………………………………………Stu Spechler
-Moderated Discussion………………………………………………………………………………………………..Ken Wang

10:05-10:30 Break Exhibit hall/Marquis Ballroom

10:30-12:30 Barrett’s Esophagus
-Current and emerging techniques in screening for Barrett’s esophagus……………..Sri Komanduri
-Dysplatic BE and early EAC- resect, burn, or freeze?………………………..Felice Schnoll-Sussman
-What to do after complete BE eradication- or not………………………………………………………Mike Smith

-What are we doing to improve survival in esophageal and gastric cancer?……………….Don Low
-Understanding esophageal cancer epidemiology; familial and genetic factors………………….Amitabh Chak
-Moderated Discussion………………………………………………………………….Hashem El-Serag, Tripp Buckley

12:30-13:40 Lunch- Valencia Ballroom

13:40-15:15 ExtraEsophageal GERD
-Physiology of LPR……………………………………………………………………………………………………Reza Shaker
-Diagnosis and treatment of LPR is largely ineffective; what are we missing?…………Blair Jobe
-GERD- Pulmonary dynamics and pulmonary manifestations…………………………….Ross Bremner
-Novel therapies from Reza band to hypnotherapy…………………………………………John Pandolfino
-Discussion- What studies do we want to answer these questions……………………….Joel Richter
15:15-15:40 Break- Exhibit Hall/Marquis Ballroom
15:40-17:15 Complexities
-Vagal injury during esopahgeal surgery- perceptions and reality…………………….David Katzka
-The dissatisfied post-fundoplication patient: What is there to do?………………..John Pandolfino
-MSA- postop problems and management………………………………………………………………Brian Louie
-Redo surgery- appropriateness and pitfalls……………………………………………………………Sumeet Mittal
-Moderated discussion……………………………………………………………………………………………..Paresh Shah
18:00-20:00 Cocktail reception Valencia Ballroom

Faculty

  • Aziz Aadam MD
  • Reginald Bell MD
  • Luigi Bonavina MD
  • Ross Bremner MD
  • Tripp Buckley MD
  • Michael Camilleri MD
  • Dustin Carlson MD
  • Amitabh Chak MD
  • Ken Chang MD
  • Steve DeMeester MD
  • Tom DeMeester MD
  • Prakash Gyawali MD
  • Ikuo Hirano MD
  • Santiago Horgan MD
  • Blair Jobe MD
  • Peter Kahrilas MD
  • Phil Katz MD
  • David Katzka MD
  • Leena Khaitan MD
  • Sri Komanduri MD
  • John Lipham MD
  • Dan Lister MD
  • Brian Louie MD
  • Don Low MD
  • Sumeet Mittal MD
  • Ninh Nguyen MD
  • Brant Oelschlager MD
  • John Pandolfino MD
  • Henry Parkman MD
  • Jay Pasricha MD
  • Joel Richter MD
  • Felice Schnoll-Sussman MD
  • Paresh Shah MD
  • Reza Shaker MD
  • Reem Sharaiha MD
  • VK Sharma MD
  • Mike Smith MD
  • Stu Spechler MD
  • Lee Swanstrom MD
  • Vic Velanovich MD
  • Rena Yadlapati MD