The Americas Hernia society offers a number of benefits to our members. We encourage any surgeon interested in abdominal wall abnormalities to join.
AHS hosts the Annual Hernia Update each year. The course is an in-depth 3-day Hernia conference covering all areas of abdominal wall reconstruction. The meeting includes international faculty who are leading educators in hernia surgery.
Surgeons are able to connect with colleagues through the AHS website. Through the “find a surgeon” tab you will be able to find other surgeon members and contact information. As a member, you have control of the information available on your surgeon profile.
The public will also have access to the “find a surgeon” search function to locate a surgeon in their area. Referrals from the web search go directly to the surgeon. This is a great marketing tool at no cost to the AHS member. The public depends on the AHS website for education and referral services.
Subscription to Journal Hernia is included in your annual dues. AHS members receive 6 electronic editions of Journal Hernia each year. Members receive access to download Journal Hernia articles online at no additional cost.
The Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC) aims to improve the value in hernia care delivered to patients. The AHSQC utilizes concepts of continuous quality improvement to improve outcomes and optimize costs. This is accomplished through patient-centered data collection, ongoing performance feedback, and improvement based on analysis of collected data. In order to enroll and become apart of improving patient care, AHSQC membership requires you be a member of the AHS.
The membership of AHS shall consist primarily of surgeons who are certified by a national board examination of surgeons, and will have evidenced special interest in the field of hernia surgery by his/her teaching through lectures and/or writings or who has clinical or basic science interest in the field.
AHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual preference, disability, religion, ethnicity, politics, or nationality in the selection of members.