EFAS/AOFAS Exchange Program


AOFAS members, apply now to travel to Europe for the 2023 program! Submit your application by December 2.

AOFAS has partnered with the European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS) to develop the EFAS/AOFAS Exchange Program. Through the program, three EFAS members each year will attend AOFAS Annual Meeting and travel to prominent orthopaedic foot and ankle institutions in the US and Canada. In turn, three AOFAS members will attend the EFAS Congress or Advance Symposium and visit foot and ankle sites in Europe. At each site, Exchange Fellows will meet leaders in foot and ankle surgery, observe procedures in operating rooms, and share research and ideas.

The Exchange Fellowship will last approximately 25 days. For our inaugural program, AOFAS Exchange Fellows will travel to Barcelona, Spain; Grenoble, France; and Munich, Germany, in November/December 2023. The EFAS Exchange Fellows will visit Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; and Charlotte, North Carolina, in September/October 2023. 


AOFAS will select the AOFAS members who travel to Europe, while EFAS selects the EFAS members who travel to the US. All AOFAS applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Active or Candidate Member of the AOFAS with a current practice located in the United States or Canada.

  • Ability to obtain passport and visas if required for countries on list of travel.

  • Ability to travel for 3-4 weeks (about 25 days).

  • A travel stipend will be awarded but any expenses beyond that amount will be the responsibility of the Exchange Fellow.

  • Additional criteria consistent with AOFAS travel guidelines.


Applications for the 2023 program are due December 2, 2022.

Questions? Contact the AOFAS at or 800-235-4855 or +1-847-698-4654 (outside US).