Vina del Mar

IFFAS 2020 Update
Friends and colleagues, due to the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, the IFFAS Triennial Meeting scheduled for April 24-25, 2020 in Vina del Mar, Chile, has been postponed to April 29 - May 1, 2021. Thank you for your participation in the meeting and we wish you and your families good health. 

Read the full IFFAS Statement

PLEASE NOTE: IFFAS and IFFAS officers will never ask for personal information or money via email. Any such emails are fraudulent, even if they look like they were sent by an IFFAS member. Please do not respond to these requests and contact IFFAS at with any questions.

Martinus Richter, MD, PhD

Martinus Richter, MD, PhD
Rummelsberg, Germany
2017-2020 President


Letter from the IFFAS 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.​


The International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies (IFFAS) is an organization that grew out of increased collaboration among 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 the medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle.