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PAAFIS 2017 -
3rd international Pediatric,
Adolescent and Adult Foregut Interdisciplinary Symposium


Meanwhile in its 3rd year, we are excited to host PAAFIS 2017 at the University Medicine Mainz from 12 to 14 May, 2017. PAAFIS is an interdisciplinary forum on foregut disease from birth to adults. It brings together surgeons, gastroenterologists, pediatricians, therapists, as well as patients and caregivers, providing a platform for comprehensive care on all aspects of the human foregut.

This year the symposium will feature a scientific session on complex cases, complications, as well as clinical and experimental studies concerning the foregut. The best three presentations, as voted for by the audience, will receive prizes. Also, the hands-on simulation course will provide you with an opportunity to improve your endoscopic, endosurgical, robotic and diagnostic techniques. In our simulation lab, you will also be able to participate in the robotic championships and compete against your peers and colleagues. Of course, gold, silver and bronze metals will be awarded to the winners!

Main Topics of PAAFIS 2017

  • Dysphagia and motility after esophageal surgery
  • Esophageal lengthening procedures
  • Recurrent GER and GERD after fundoplication
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Pulmonary malformations
  • Biliary Anomalies
  • Functional disorders: Gastroparesis, bloating, nausea, dyspepsia

We are looking forward to your participation.

Oliver J. Muensterer        Thomas Ciecierega        Rasa Zarnegar
Organizer, Mainz             Organizer, New York       Organizer, New York

Continuing Medical Education (CME) points
The event PPAAFIS 2017 is certified for medical participants by the state medical board of Rhineland-Palatinate with 12 European CME points (Fortbildungspunkte).

PAAFIS 2017 Program