Our Mission

The mission of the American Hernia Society is to provide a professional forum for the exchange of information and education regarding historic, current, and future methods of diagnosis and treatment of abdominal wall abnormalities.

AHS fulfills its mission by, among other things:

  • a) hosting periodic meetings for open presentation and discussion of scientific material concerning subjects of common interest,
  • b) cooperating in educational endeavors with groups of similar interest throughout the world,
  • c) initiating and cooperating in the publication of a journal and/or newsletter on the subject or hernia/abdominal wall abnormalities, and
  • d) undertaking projects of scientific interest to seek information and otherwise serve the mission of the organization.


The Bylaws Committee of AHS is in the process of reviewing and revising the Bylaws. For more information, please contact Carol Goddard, Executive Director, at carol@americanherniasociety.org.

AHS Board

View the individuals who make up the 2016-2017 AHS Board

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AHS Committees

The Americas Hernia Society comprises many committees that engage a lot of our members. The committees are listed below. If you have any questions, or would like to become part of an AHS Committee, please email contact@americanherniasociety.org.

  • Community Practice Surgeons Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Education Committee
  • International Relations Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Patient Advocacy Committee
  • Publications Committee
  • Residency Committee