THE AMERICAN FOREGUT SOCIETY
AFS 2021: We’re Back… Together!
September 23-25, 2021 at The Gaylord Opryland
Thank you for joining us for an incredible meeting!
If you have any questions about the meeting, please feel free to email us.
Attendees, please check your email for the post-meeting CME survey. For survey answers with rationale, please click here. Once you have submitted your survey, you should receive an email with the CME certificate in the coming weeks. For MOC (ABIM MOC, not ABS MOC), you will need to make sure that your profile is current with name, date of birth, and ABIM. We will submit credit directly to the ABIM and they will add it to your ABIM profile.
Thursday, September 23rd
- State of the Society — Peter Kahrilas
- Pathophysiology of Esophageal and Gastric Symptoms — John Pandolfino
- Demystifying the Physiologic and Structural Defects in Hiatal Hernia — Dan Lister
- Mechanical Factors in the Reflux Barrier — Ravinder Mittal
- The Role of Timed Barium Esophagram in the Assessment of Dysphagia — Joel Richter
- Video Esophagography – Can It Replace Manometry? — John Lipham
- FLIP Panometry — Dustin Carlson
- Mucosal Defense and Eosinophils in Esophageal Disease — Stuart Spechler
- The Clinical Spectrum of Achalasia — Phil Katz
- Optimal Therapy for Achalasia and EGJOO in 2021 — Abe Khan
- Meet the Press: Chicago Classification v4.0 — Peter Kahrilas, Roger Tatum
Friday, September 24th
- Original Research Abstract Presentations
- Tailored Fundoplication for GERD Impedance Planimetry (EndoFLIP™) — Hoover Wu, Sara Ungerleider, Mikhail Attaar, Harry J. Wong, Kristine Kuchta, Woody Denham, John Linn, Michael B Ujiki
- Outcomes Among Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation and Fundoplication Patients in the ROARS Registry – Jocelyn F. Burke, F. P. Buckley, Rachel Hedrick, Ziyu Tan, Katherine Freeman, Charles Hill, Reginald BellOriginal Research Abstract Presentations
- Robot-Assisted Hiatal Hernia Repair with Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication – Phuong Nguyen, Daryl Pearlstein, Arrian Iraniha, Yannie Hoang
- Vonoprazan: The Promise and Current Status — Colin Howden
Prucalopride for Gastroparesis — Henry Parkman
The Value of pH Testing On and Off Medication — Marcelo Vela
Testing for GERD: Beyond pH Monitoring — Prakash Gyawali
Mucosal Integrity Testing— Mike Vaezi
The Evaluation of Recurrent Reflux after Failed Fundoplication — Steve DeMeester
Presidential Address: The Evolution of FLIP in Motility Diagnostics — Peter Kahrilas
The Concept of GERD Phenotypes — Kerry Dunbar
Beyond ASMs – Neuromodulators, Behavior Modification — Ronnie Fass
New GERD Therapies and the Challenge of Lifelong Learning — Michael Brunt
Combined TIF (C-TIF) What does the Data Show? — Ken Chang
Saturday, September 25th
- AFS Committee Updates
- Original Research Abstract Presentations
- Evaluation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Combined with Bariatric Surgery Targeting Opioid Prescriptions Protocols on Patient Outcomes and Length of Stays in Bariatric Surgery – Jeffery Silverstein, Adam Khayat, Patricia Cherasard, Jun Levine, Anirudha Goparaju, Venkata Kella, Islam Shahidul, Collin E.M. Brathwaite
- Physiologic, Endoscopic and Perioperative Outcomes of Laparoscopic Conversion of Sleeve Gastrectomy to Gastric Bypass Due to GERD – Gray E.C., Khoraki J., Salluzzo J.L., Fadel K.M., Alwatari Y., Roriz-Silva R., Mazzini G.S., Campos G.M.
- Nano-Pulse Stimulation Technology is a Promising New Energy Modality for Barrett’s Esophagus – Robert Ganz, David J. Danitz, Kevin Moss, Holly Hartman, Mitchell Levinson, Richard J. Connolly
- Reflux after Bariatric Surgery — Barham Abu Dayyeh
Robotics: Merging of Surgical and Endoscopic Technologies — Michael Awad
Machine Learning / Neural Network / AI – What’s the Role in the Foregut? — Jason Samarasena
Contemporary Management of GIST — Marcus Tan
- Updates in the Diagnosis and Management of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia — Shailja Shah
Technology and Improving Esophagectomy Outcomes — Daniela Molena
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.
The HealthONE Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.0AMA 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.
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.
Specialties – Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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.
- Expand knowledge base of new foregut disease diagnostic criteria and therapeutic options.
- Improve ability to accurately diagnose foregut disorders
- Develop a knowledge base that will translate into more precise interventional procedures for patients
- Increase interaction and collaboration between medical and surgical providers will ultimately improve patient outcomes.