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IFFAS Online is a service of the International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies,
an organization that grew out of increased collaboration among international foot and ankle societies. Made up of regional foot and ankle organizations from around the world, its membership is comprised to medical doctors who specialize in foot and ankle surgery.

Organizational Aims - Excluding any social, political, religious or racial segregation, the organization aims to:
  • Initiate, promote and develop international scientific relations between students of the foot.
  • Develop and spread knowledge about all aspects of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the foot.
  • Represent this branch of the medical science and profession on an international scale.
 

 History

The Federation held its founding meeting in October 1999 in Kyoto, Japan, at the triennial meeting of the College International de Medecine et Chirurgie du Pied, an international foot and ankle society which had been founded in 1958.
 
The 2002 meeting was held in San Francisco, California, USA, the 2005 meeting was held in Naples, Italy, and the 2008 meeting was held in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil.  The 2011 meeting, planned for Nara, Japan, was not held due to the series of devastating events that struck Japan that year.
 

Organization 

Organized on a regional rather than national basis, the IFFAS consists of four regional organizations:
  • Asian Federation of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • European Foot and Ankle Society
  • Latin American Federation
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 

Council 

The IFFAS is governed by a council of representatives of the four federations. 

The IFFAS Secretariat is located in Rosemont, Illinois USA.

IFFAS Carries on with Tradition​

While plans for the 4th Triennial Meeting of the International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies were thwarted due to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011 in Japan, the organization continues to move forward.
 
 

 Dr. Neto of Brazil presents the IFFAS Presidential Medallion to Dr. Kinoshita

 
The meeting, scheduled for September 21-23, 2011, was to have marked the transition
of the IFFAS presidency from Osny Salomão, MD of Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mitsuo Kinoshita, MD of Osaka, Japan. Instead, the 36th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot, scheduled in Nara, Japan to coincide with the IFFAS meeting, became the backdrop for the symbolic transfer.
 
(L to R) Yoshinori Takakura, MD, Mitsuo Kinoshita, MD, and João De Carvalho Neto, MD
 
 The meeting, scheduled for September 21-23, 2011, was to have marked the transition of the IFFAS presidency from Osny Salomão, MD of Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mitsuo Kinoshita, MD of Osaka, Japan. Instead, the 36th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot, scheduled in Nara, Japan to coincide with the IFFAS meeting, became the backdrop for the symbolic transfer.
 


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