Chicago, Illinois, United States
The IFFAS 2014 Triennial Meeting, held September 19-21, 2014, in Chicago in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society brought together more than 1,800 medical professionals, guests and exhibitors. The meeting program was the most comprehensive ever assembled, and the large attendance proved that foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery is a global enterprise without technological or geographic borders.
IFFAS President Mitsuo Kinoshita, MD, PhD, acknowledged delegates from nearly 50 countries in his welcoming remarks and thanked AOFAS for sharing its Annual Meeting with IFFAS and the international community it represents.
He noted that the advances and perspectives shared among colleagues during the meetings provided a richness to the experience for all.
IFFAS Outgoing President Mitsuo Kinoshita, MD, PhD (left) with Incoming President Charles L. Saltzman, MD (right).
"International education and collegiality were the themes of the meetings and this was evident in all aspects of the complimentary programs," said Charles Saltzman, MD, IFFAS vice president/program chair.
He credited the IFFAS Scientific Papers Committee and the Symposia Committee for their collaboration with the AOFAS Program Committee in planning an excellent scientific program and expressed appreciation to the AOFAS for organizing a great meeting.
Awards presented at IFFAS 2014 included the Takakura Prize for the Best Clinical Paper and the President's Prize for Best Research Paper.
Thank you to the IFFAS 2014 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)