The American Foregut Society
September 28 – October 1, 2023 | Gaylord Texan, Dallas, TX

You can't find anywhere else a meeting dedicated to Foregut disease with the collegiality and depth of knowledge that has brought GIs and Surgeons together than at the annual AFS meeting! Please join us to discuss and learn in Dallas on Sept 28–Oct 1st, 2023.
Reginald Bell, MD – President, AFS

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Annual Meeting Pricing

  AFS Members AFS Trainee Members Non-Members
General Meeting Registration $0 $0 $350
Thursday Morning FLIP Course $75 $50 $100
Friday Morning Women of Foregut Session $0 $0 $0
Sunday Morning Motility Course $75 $50 $100
Hands-On Course $100 $75 $150

AFS Membership is only $350 annually and includes free general registration to this year's Annual Meeting! Become an AFS member for the same price as meeting registration and enjoy all the benefits of AFS membership today!


Opens March 2023
FAFS – Learn More Here
Applications Open: February 1, 2023
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023
Submissions Open: February 1, 2023
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2023
Awards – Learn More Here
Nominations Open: March 2023
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2023

AFS Awards Call for Nominations

The AFS is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the annual American Foregut Society Awards.

A paragraph or two supporting the nominee is required for submissions. Nominations can be sent via e-mail directly to [email protected]. Nominations are due by July 15th at 5pm CST.

Awardees will be recognized during the awards ceremony at the AFS Annual Meeting in Dallas, Saturday, September 30th.

The nomination categories are:

Outstanding Trainee Awards

  • To resident or fellow trainees who are considered by their faculty and peers (residents/students) to demonstrate be outstanding educators and/or clinician teachers.
  • Awarded annually to up to three residents or fellows
  • Candidates must have completed at least two years of clinical training and who will be no more than 1 year after formal training is completed at the time of the awards ceremony.
  • Awardees receive complimentary registration to the annual meeting
  • Nominees are not required to be AFS members

Early Career Award

  • For an early career clinician-scientist demonstrating excellence in scientific inquiry, including basic science, clinical/translational, device development or educational research
  • Must be within 5 years of the completion of formal training at the time of the awards ceremony
  • Nominees must be current, active AFS members

Distinguished Service Awards

  • The Award will be granted for a significant, long-term educational, research, clinical and/or technological contribution to the field of foregut disease as well as to AFS.
  • Nominees must be current, active AFS members

Excellence in Community Practice Award

  • For a community-based practitioner for enduring contributions to the field of Foregut disease and contributions to AFS.
  • Nominees must be current, active AFS members


AFS 2023 Annual Meeting Preliminary Agenda

  • Esophageal Cancer Session:
    • Stratifying risk in Barrett's – Stu Spechler
    • What to do with the chemoradiation responder – Wayne Hofsetter
    • Endoluminal therapies for esophageal cancer (EMR, ESD) – Aziz Aadam
    • Esophagectomy: How do we improve perioperative outcomes – Daniela Molena
    • Palliative treatment of esophageal cancer – Vani Konda
  • Extraesophageal GERD session:
    • Hoarseness and Laryngitis – John Pandolfino
    • Chronic cough – Peter Kahrilas
    • Pulmonary syndromes and ILD – Walter Chan
    • Reflux and lung transplant graft rejection – Sumeet Mittal
    • ARS for extraesophageal GERD – Marco Patti
  • Gastroparesis session:
    • Approach, medical management, feeding tubes – Linda Nguyen
    • Gastric electrical stimulation – Brian Lacy
    • G-POEM/pyloroplasty/gastrectomy – John Rodriguez
  • Emerging Technologies/techniques:
    • MSA after sleeve – Leena Khaitan
    • Endoluminal robotics – Erik Wilson
    • Gastric mapping of motor function – Greg O'Grady
  • EFS session:
    • State of EFS – Luigi Bonavina, President of EFS
    • Microbiome and foregut disease – Anthony Hobson (EFS)
  • Training and Education:
    • Competency based education – Mike Brunt
    • Video based assessment – Christy Dunst
    • Discussion
  • 60 Minutes:
    • PCABs: indications and use – Colin Howden
    • Prediction of Barrett's progression – Prasad Iyer
    • Dupilumab/Biologics in EoE – Nirmala Gonsalves
  • Innovation in Foregut Endoscopy:
    • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty – Barham Abu-Dayyeh
    • Endoluminal wound vac for fistula/leak – Steve Leeds
    • Endoscopic gastrojejunostomy – Mouen Khashab 
  • Esophageal holes and foreign bodies:
    • Erosion of Mesh, MSA, Lap band – Luigi Bonavina
    • Ingested foreign bodies – Peter Draganov
    • Management of acute esophageal perforation – Tom Watson
  • Keynote Addresses
    • President's speech – Reg Bell
    • Video based assessment/epa – John Mellinger
    • Salvage procedures for gerd – Jon Gould
  • Artificial intelligence in GI
    • AI in surgery/procedural analysis – Dan Hashimoto
    • AI in motility/pH/FLIP interpretation – John Pandolfino
  • Meet the Press:
    • GERD updates – Rena Yadlapati
    • FLIP updates – Dusty Carlson
    • HRIM updates – Reena Chokshi
    • C-TIF – Ken Chang


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