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PAAFIS - History, Background, Goals and Future Projects

Please let us introduce PAAFIS to you. PAAFIS is the only, international interdisciplinary organization which brings experts in field of pediatrics to teach, learn and assist physicians around the globe.

It started as a concept in 2012 when a pediatric gastroenterologist and surgeon were discussing medically complex patient. It was at that moment, that we realized how often we were lacking an adequate and timely input from various specialties in challenging cases. We decided to create a model were a collective approach would be used to optimize medical decision making. We identified leading experts from medical and surgical fields across the continents. We incorporated their knowledge, expertise, skills and will to advance abilities of local and international medical and surgical communities through conferences, hands-on courses, live case discussions and collaboration in trans-institutional research.

Past meetings

Year

 

Location

2015

PAAFIS

Mainz, Germany (University Medicine Mainz)

2016

PAAFIS

New York, USA (NYP – Weill Cornell Medical College)

2017

PAAFIS

Mainz, Germany (University Medicine Mainz)

2018

PAAFIS

New York, USA (NYP – Weill Cornell Medical College)

Future meetings

Year

 

Location

2019

PAAFIS

Mainz, Germany (University Medicine Mainz)

2020

PAAFIS

Ankara, Turkey (Hacettepe University)

2021

PAAFIS

New York, USA (NYP – Weill Cornell Medical College)

Mission

We set on the mission of PAAFIS to help medical and surgical communities around the world in care for common and uncommon medical conditions. Our symposia teach, provide hands-on experience and allow to share medical and surgical knowledge among physicians. We are the only organization where patients and their families are invited to come and discuss their problems and concerns and obtain free medical and surgical advice from leaders in the field. We welcome new members every year and help many local medical communities throughout the world with our expertise and guidance. We made PAAFIS open to anyone willing to learn and in the process to teach us. We are also expanding our reach. Turkey became the newest site for PAAFIS in 2020. Strength through learning and sharing with best outcomes for our patients at the core of our mission.

PAAFIS e.V. - join the Association as a founding member!

During the meeting in Mainz, on the 28th of September, we plan the founding of PAAFIS e.V., the Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Foregut interdisciplinary Society. All participants are invited to serve as founding members during the session. The goal is to establish an international organization registered in Mainz as an "eingetragener Verein" (e.V. - registered association) that provides a network of knowledge and support regarding all aspects of foregut pathology. This is a further reason to join us for the symposium in Mainz this September.