Membership


Member Benefits

 

Membership in the AOFAS demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and high-quality patient care. Join a dynamic community of more than 2,500 foot and ankle orthopaedic specialists and receive exclusive benefits to enhance your clinical skills and career development.
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Questions? Contact the Membership Department at membership@aofas.org or 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US).

 


The Value of AOFAS Membership

AOFAS leaders, volunteers, and staff are continually working to increase value and drive growth for our members and the specialty. See below for recently developed resources, events, and opportunities for AOFAS members.

 

Education

Education

AOFAS Winter Meeting , offering a smaller in-person complement to the Annual Meeting with more time allocated for family and member collegiality

Virtual and OnDemand continuing education, including virtual access to AOFAS Annual Meeting, virtual courses, and OnDemand courses and CME

Expanded OnDemand Education Center (formerly known as the Physician Resource Center) with more content and easier access to videos and podcasts

Expanded Foot & Ankle Focus webinar series, offering CME at no cost to members (savings of approximately $600 vs. non-member rate)

Online Ask the Expert discussions to foster collaboration among members regardless of geography

Orthopod-cast podcast series featuring engaging and informative interviews and CME opportunities

Return to Specialty Day with an updated format, facilitating interaction and collaboration with other orthopaedic subspecialties

AOFAS Fellowship Accreditation to ensure quality and consistency across Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship programs

Fellowship Scholarship Program to enhance the Fellowship experience

Allied health education for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and other members of the orthopaedic team

Foot & Ankle International CME Exams for ABOS MOC credit

Integration with ABOS and ACCME to streamline reporting of CME credit

Member savings of 25%-75% over non-member rates for all CME meetings, courses, and OnDemand products

 

Research & Journals

Microscope

Increased research funding for AOFAS members, from $120,000 in 2016 to $875,000 in 2024, including a $600,000 partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to fuel osteoarthritis research

Increased member savings on Foot & Ankle International by $113 (based on non-member subscription rate for print + online journal access from 2016 to 2023)

Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics open access journal with discounted publishing rates for AOFAS members

FAI/FAO journal podcasts, surgical technique videos, and commentary articles that provide deeper analysis and understanding of published articles

Support for collaborative member research through the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outcomes Research (OFAR) database and Committee on Health Outcomes, Registries, and Data (CHORD)

 

Professional & Practice Development

Thinking

Redesigned FootCareMD website and new patient testimonial videos to engage and educate prospective patients

Enhanced “Find a Surgeon” online search of AOFAS members and increased promotion to drive prospective patients to the search

Women's Leadership Awards and Women's Leadership Scholarships to recognize and support women leaders in the AOFAS

AOFAS-sponsored spots in the ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program to encourage orthopaedic researchers

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative to foster discussion of diversity issues and work toward increased representation and opportunities in the AOFAS

 

Advocacy & Outreach

Megaphone

Increased representation in the AMA, ACS, and AAOS to advocate for members on state and national levels on reimbursement, scope of practice, practice management, and patient safety/access issues

International Speakers Bureau that brings AOFAS speakers to orthopaedic education meetings around the world

Collaboration with the European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS), including establishing the EFAS/AOFAS Exchange Program and providing guest speakers for each other's meetings

Resident Skills Courses, Medical Student Bioskills Workshops, and enhanced Resident Program at Annual Meeting to introduce early-career physicians to orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery

Expanded humanitarian efforts to underserved areas of Kenya and the Dominican Republic, with additional countries under consideration