AOFAS offers programs that support our members' professional and personal growth. Browse these opportunities below.
The AOFAS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Initiative was established in 2021 to conduct an assessment of the current AOFAS environment; identify ways to address DEI issues in the workplace and in patient care; and work toward increased representation
of under-represented minorities (URM) in foot and ankle orthopaedics as a profession as well as in AOFAS leadership roles.
The Women’s Leadership Initiative supports and encourages women in foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery. Programming includes the annual Women’s Leadership Awards, Women's Leadership Reception at AOFAS Annual Meeting, and other career development, mentoring, and
Open to AOFAS International, Active, and Candidate Members, the Traveling Fellowship Program offers a special opportunity for early-career surgeons (age 49 or younger) to attend AOFAS Annual Meeting and visit leading foot and ankle research and educational
institutions in the US and Canada.
Through this new partnership with the European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS), three AOFAS members will spend 3-4 weeks in Europe, attending the EFAS Congress or Advance Symposium and visiting prominent foot and ankle sites in Europe.