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 amended Bylaws are open for voting by active AHS members. If you are an active member, you will have received a ballot.

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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 and task forces that engage a lot of our members. The committees and additional committee information is provided below. If you have any questions, or would like to become part of an AHS Committee, please email contact@americanherniasociety.org.

  • Annual Meeting Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Code of Conduct Task Force
  • Diversity Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Grants Committee
  • Hernia Prevention Task Force
  • International Relations Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Mesh Labeling Task Force
  • Patient Advocacy Committee
  • Practice Advisory Committee
  • Resident/Fellow Committee
  • Website/Social Media Committee

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