Welcome to IFFAS Online!​

The IFFAS is an organization that grew out of increased collaboration among international orthopaedic foot and ankle societies around the world. It is a federation of regional federations of foot and ankle organizations, whose members are orthopaedic surgeons specializing in medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle.

S​ave the date for 2020 IFFAS meeting!​

April 22-25, 2020​, 
Vina del Mar, Chile​

Hosted by the Latin American Federation (FLAMECIPP) 

Vina del Mar, located on Chile's coast just 45 minutes from Santiago's international airport, is a major meeting destination in South America. With an excellent facility and services, along with proximity to the beach, coastal promenade, parks, casinos, the arts, and recreational activities, it promises to be an ideal location for the 7th Triennial IFFAS Scientific Meeting.​

Contact:  LIssette Araneda Zuniga, Meeting Manager

Letter from the President

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Martinus Richter, MD, PhD

Rummelsberg, Germany​​​​​​​

2017-2020 President​

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as IFFAS president for the next three years. Dr. Cristian Ortiz (Chile) will serve as vice president/program chair for the 2020 meeting in Chile, while Dr. Bruce Sangeorzan (USA) continues as treasurer, and Dr. Jin Woo Lee (South Korea) serves as secretary.
The IFFAS Council is considering how to make our federation more inclusive for foot and ankle surgeons who do not have a national or continental foot and ankle society. Other suggestions to increase the value of IFFAS are welcome. Would it be useful to start projects based on the existing efforts of member societies, such as publications (journal, book, web-based formats), meetings, or relationships with industry partners (foundation)? Your input is welcome as the IFFAS Council considers how to move forward, and I would encourage you to provide your ideas. 

Above all, we should always keep in mind that our primary goal, as a federation of societies, is education in order to improve care for patients with foot and ankle disorders.​


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