Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the Americas Hernia Society is to advance the science and treatment of hernia. The vision of the Americas Hernia Society is to be the world wide authority on hernia.

AHS fulfills its mission and vision 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.

Members at Large for the AHS Nominating Committee

Attached are the candidates and their supporting statements for the Members at Large for the AHS Nominating Committee. As an AHS member, you are able to vote for up to 4 members. The 5th candidate will be the alternate. The deadline to vote is February 5, 2019. The position is a 1-year term that starts at the conclusion of the 2019 AHS Annual Meeting. This nominating committee will select the 2020 AHS Officers.

AHS Candidates


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

View Bylaws

AHS Board

View the individuals who make up the 2018-2019 AHS Board

View AHS Board

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
  • Conflict of Interest Task Force
  • Diversity/Inclusivity Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Grants Committee
  • Hernia Prevention Task Force
  • International Relations Committee
  • Journal Publications Task Force
  • Membership Committee
  • Mesh Labeling Task Force
  • Nominating Committee
  • Patient Advocacy Committee
  • Practice Advisory Committee
  • Resident/Fellow Committee
  • Website/Social Media Committee

More Committee Information

AHS Annual Meeting Awards

The Americas Hernia Society presents 4 separate awards to speakers at the AHS Annual Meetings.

Annual Meeting Awards