American Foregut Society Inaugural Meeting

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2020!!

March 19-21, 2020

Hyatt Regency, Orange County, California

AMERICAN FOREGUT SOCIETY INAUGURAL MEETING

We had an incredible inaugural meeting with 456 attendees and 27 industry present.

Download Faculty Presentations From Inaugural Meeting

The executive committee was announced:

President: John Lipham
President Elect: Peter Kahrilas
Secretary: Michael S Smith
Treasurer: Dan Lister

Executive Director: Kate Freeman

AFS Board:
Tripp Buckley
Marcia Canto
Ken Chang
Christy Dunst
Bob Ganz
Blair Jobe
Peter Kahrilas
David Katzka
John Lipham
Dan Lister
Joel Richter
Felice Schnoll-Sussman
Michael S Smith
Lee Swanstrom
Rena Yadlapati

 

Committees:
A survey monkey was sent to all members gathering information on committees. We will post results of the survey monkey shortly and send out initial organizational information shortly. These committees are just ideas at this point. Let us know if you have other thoughts/proposals. Initial committee thoughts:
Fellowship/training
Annual Meeting
Research/CQI database
Online Journal
Social Media
Membership
Fundraising
Burnout prevention
Advocacy- both for providers and patients
Robotics
Reimbursement

Preliminary agenda for 2020 meeting

Thursday March 19th, 2020 afternoon start-Didactic
Friday morning live cases; afternoon didactic
Saturday morning didactic; afternoon GI/surgery breakouts
Sunday morning Hands on interventional and foregut diagnostics