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.


  5th IFFAS ​​​​​​Triennial Scientific Meeting


Awards for Best Papers   

Authors of the best clinical paper and the best research paper  presented at the IFFAS Triennial Scientific Meeting will be recognized with prestigious awards.

Takakura trophy best clinical paper
Takakura Prize
The IFFAS Takakura Prize is awarded for the best clinical paper  presented at the meeting. The prize is named in honor of and given by IFFAS founder Yoshinori Takakura, MD. It consists of a glass award and a $5,000 USD check.

The IFFAS President’s Prize is presented for the best research paper at the meeting. The prize at this meeting is named in honor of IFFAS President Mitsuo Kinoshita, MD, PhD. The prize consists of a glass award and a $5,000 check. 

​The 5th IFFAS ​​​​​​Triennial Scientific Meeting will be held September 19-21, 2014 in Chicago in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, September 21-23.
  • Two distinct meetings
  • One comprehensive, coordinated program
  • Large exhibit hall
  • Industry symposia
  • Social events

IFFAS Scientific Papers Committee

Mitsuo Kinoshita, MD, PhD (President) (Japan) 
Charles Saltzman, MD (Vice President/Program Chair) (USA)
Mark Glazebrook, MD, MSc, PhD (Canada)
Prof. Tze Choong Low (Malaysia)
Christian Ortiz, MD (Chile)
Martinus Richter, MD, PhD (Germany)

IFFAS Symposia Committee

Mitsuo Kinoshita, MD, PhD (President) (Japan)
Charles Saltzman, MD (Vice President/Program Chair) (USA)
Thomas Clanton, MD (USA)
Caio Nery, MD (Brazil)
Yasuhito Tanaka, MD, PhD (Japan)
Antonio Viladot, MD (Spain)​

Chicago welcomes you

The IFFAS Triennial Scientific Meeting and the AOFAS Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, ideally located in downtown Chicago. 
The hotel is convenient to cultural activities, restaurants, shopping and all that this world-class city has to offer. September is a beautiful month in Chicago.
Chicago is an international travel hub welcoming visitors from all over the world.  



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