IFFAS 2017
Lisbon, Portugal


The 6th Triennial International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies (IFFAS) Scientific Meeting, held September 29-30 in Lisbon, Portugal in conjunction with the European Foot and Ankle Society's (EFAS) Advanced Symposium, drew high interest and a record number of registrants.

Hosted by EFAS, IFFAS 2017 brought together nearly 1,100 foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons from 63 countries around the world. Attendees, including 91 invited faculty and speakers, gathered to share the latest research and techniques for improving outcomes in patient care.

“Interest in IFFAS meetings is growing as our specialty evolves and clinical and research information expands, enabling us to improve care for our patients,” 2014-2017 IFFAS President Charles L. Saltzman, MD, said as he welcomed attendees. “IFFAS provides a special opportunity for us to learn from each other and increase understanding of foot and ankle, as well as gain an appreciation and understanding of other cultures. It has been an honor to serve as president of IFFAS.”

IFFAS 2017 Presidential Medallion
IFFAS Incoming President Martinus Richter, MD, PhD (left) receives the Presidential Medallion from Outgoing President Charles L. Saltzman, MD (right)

IFFAS 2017 featured concurrent sessions for presentation of research papers, 12 expert symposia with faculty and audience discussion, and 476 selected scientific e-Posters. The best clinical paper, best research paper, and the best e-Poster were recognized at the meeting with the Federation's prestigious awards.

Thank you to exhibitors

The meeting's exhibit hall showcased the latest surgical instruments, devices and services available from 38 exhibiting companies. Twelve break-out sessions presented by industry were offered for registrants.

CME Accreditation

The IFFAS meeting has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EAC​CME) for a maximum of 14 European CME credits (ECMECs). Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Information on the process to convert EACCME credits to AMA credits can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/international.


Photos from IFFAS 2017