Vina del Mar

IFFAS 7th Triennial Scientific Meeting Update

Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, the IFFAS Triennial Meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, has been postponed to April 28-30, 2022. The IFFAS board made the decision in order to keep the spirit of such an important meeting that is expected to bring together the latest scientific knowledge in foot and ankle, plus the friendship and networking that makes us such a unique society. Paid registrations will be moved to the new date. Thank you very much for your understanding and support!

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.

Cristian A. Ortiz

Cristian A. Ortiz, MD
Santiago, Chile
2020-2023 President

Letter from the IFFAS President - April 2021

Dear friends, it has been extremely rewarding to remotely meet some of you in different courses and meetings. It is so nice that everyone prefers to use the few minutes, that we typically have before the meeting, to talk about life, families, health situation and just enjoying to see and talk to each other. 

Everyone is working hard to come up with a new and interesting title for a new educational activity, but at the same time we all agree that we miss the face to face events.

The vaccination programs have given us some hope that there is a chance that in the second semester of 2021 we may progressively come back to our regular way of sharing knowledge. It will probably be possible just in some countries, beginning with local attendees (due to travel restrictions), limited number of participants (specially for practical activities), and in some cases blended course.

We all know that online activities will remain forever, but we are eager to come back to face to face activities and everyone is planning in that direction.


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.