Member Programs


AOFAS offers programs that support our members' professional and personal growth. Browse these opportunities below.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative

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.

Women's Leadership Initiative

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 Scholarship Program, and other career development, mentoring, and networking activities.

Traveling Fellowship Program

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.

EFAS/AOFAS Exchange Program

Through a partnership with the European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS), three AOFAS members will spend 3-4 weeks in Europe, attending the EFAS Congress or Advanced Symposium and visiting prominent foot and ankle sites in Europe.