IFFAS 2008 - Costa do Sauipe, Brazil

A total of 96 papers were presented from the podium, and attendees had an opportunity to view 190 e-posters and visit with exhibitors. Attendees enjoyed the scientific and collegial exchange and beautiful weather of the ocean-front beach resort.

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Best Clinical Paper: The Takakura Prize  

The Takakura Prize, named in honor of and given by IFFAS founder Yoshinori Takakura, MD, was awarded to Dr. Sérgio Damião Prata, Brazil, for his paper Radiological evaluation of the rheumatic foot.

The award was presented by Dr. Takakura.



Best Research Paper:  The President's Award

The Giannini Prize, presented at the IFFAS2008 Meeting in honor of the current president Sandro Giannini, MD, was awarded to James Brodsky, MD, USA, for his paper "A prospective gait analysis of patients before and after ankle replacement." The President's Award was supported by Integra. 

Organizing Committee 

The conference was chaired by Vice President Osny Salomão, MD.  Members of his conference board were Caio Nery, MD; Antonio Egydio de Carvalho Jr., MD; Túlio Diniz Fernandes, MD; Ricardo Cardenuto Ferreira, MD; Nelson Astur Filho, MD; and João de Carvalho Neto, MD.
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