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AFS COVID- Elective, Urgent, and Emergent Definitions and Recommendations

Thank you Dr Steve Leeds for putting this together!! Click here for more information.

Esophageal Cancer Grants Available

Learn how to apply for funding through the $110 million Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) of the Department of Defense. Esophageal Cancer Research, including innovative grants focused on prevention and detection, has been included in this important program for the first time in history. You can access the recorded webinar with the Program Manager who […]

Abstract Submissions Open

Abstract submission for the Fellow and Resident Forum at the 2020 American Foregut Society Annual meeting is now open! 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 […]

The AFS annual meeting 2020 will now be held Sept 24-26 in San Francisco, CA at the Hilton Union Square!

We are pleased to announce that the AFS annual meeting 2020 will now be held Sept 24-26 in San Francisco, CA at the Hilton Union Square!  Providing a collegial, multidisciplinary forum to increase knowledge and improve patient care is foremost in our mission. Holding an annual meeting is vital to our continuing our principle of collaboration […]

Cancellation of AFS March Meeting

We are very sad to announce that the AFS Board has voted to postpone the AFS March meeting. This was a difficult decision. The AFS Board wanted to give you as much notice as possible, without making a hasty decision. There have been multiple institutional travel bans. This has made it not possible for a significant […]

Support Allegheny Hospital’s Esophageal Cancer 5K run

On the Run for Cancer Care– April 26, 2020 North Park Boat House 10301 Pearce Mill Rd Allison Park, PA 15101 Register for the Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K:www.supportahn.org/esophagealevent Want to support the event, but don’t want to participate? Go to:https://ahn-esophageal-cancer-awareness-5k.everydayhero.do/to start fundraising

Live cases falling into place for AFS March meeting

The live case demonstrations during the annual AFS meeting is designed with this goal in mind:  Endoscopic and Laparoscopic approaches to GERD, achalasia, and obesity will be showcased, along with diagnosis and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus and luminal cancers.  Cases will be broadcast simultaneously from the OR and endoscopy suite, including a special feed live […]

UC San Diego Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology – 14th Annual Research Symposium

A great opportunity- FREE (nonCME) event June 5th 12:30-5pm with reception to follow. Topics include: esophageal motility, GERD, Barretts, EOE. Click here to register.

AFS Facebook Collaboration Page

Join the AFS Collaboration page and discuss difficult foregut cases with experts and peers in a collaborative group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/264403394261605  

Frontiers in GERD and Related Disorders

Target Audience: The healthcare team, especially, primary care providers managing GERD and Gastroparesis, Gastroenterologists and Physician Assistants. This conference is also intended for General Surgeons with interest in GERD and Foregut Disorders and social workers. More information will be available shortly. Click HERE to learn more.