annual meeting

AFS 2021: We’re Back… Together!

September 23-25, 2021 at The Gaylord Opryland

Registration is now open for the AFS annual meeting!

We will be IN PERSON for 2 1/2 days at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN.

19 CME/MOC credits will be offered (see bottom of page for details). There will be a beginner motility course Thursday morning and an advance course Sunday morning.

You are invited to submit videos for this years meeting!

We are concluding our meeting this year with a session of videos. The session is called “Triumphs and Tragedies.” The spirit of the session is to present unique opportunities for personal growth (and to learn from each other) despite the outcome.

Please keep videos (no audio/narration) to 5 minutes. The ideal video would highlight the collaboration between GI and surgery in some fashion. Please contact us if you are interested in submitting a video.


Accreditation Statement

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

Designation StatementsThe HealthONE Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Commercial Statement

This activity was developed without support from any ineligible company. An ineligible company is defined as any entry producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Note: The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be ineligible companies- unless the provider of clinical services is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME- define ineligible company.

Non-Physician Attendance

A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals requesting credits. Participants should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.*The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board, The American Nurses Credentialing Center and The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) toward recertification requirements. *We suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Target Audience

Specialties – Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine; Foregut Surgery


Join us for two and a half days of innovative content on foregut diseases with small group sessions that provide opportunities for interactive learning through case analysis and in-depth discussion. This activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals who care for patients with foregut diseases. We strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to further this goal.


  1. Expand knowledge base of new foregut disease diagnostic criteria and therapeutic options.
  2. Improve ability to accurately diagnose foregut disorders
  3. Develop a knowledge base that will translate into more precise interventional procedures for patients
  4. Increase interaction and collaboration between medical and surgical providers will ultimately improve patient outcomes.

-By attending this event you grant the American Foregut Society the right at the event to record, film, photograph, or capture your likeness in any media and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from or any payment to you.  

-Minimum and maximum numbers for attendance at this event have been established, and we reserve the right to substitute speakers/topics, or cancel if necessary.

-We will comply with all safety/social distancing/mask requirements that are in place at the time of the meeting.

We will be watching the delta virus numbers very closely in the coming weeks. We will follow any/all restrictions in place at the time of the meeting.

Please inform us of any changes in your plans related to fluctuations in COVID.