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Upcoming Cadaver Courses

EFAS, under the leadership of its Specimen Committee, organises each year 4 to 5 Cadaver Course, designed for orthopaedic surgeons with the motivation to learn differents aspects of foot and ankle pathologies, and improve their skills in foot and ankle surgical techniques. in 2 categories:

Basic course: This course covers the main topics and basic surgical techniques in foot and ankle such as Hallux Valgus surgery, Hallux rigidus surgery, Ankle instability, Metatarsalgia, Hindfoot arthrodesis.  Each topic starts with a short theorical presentation, followed by a demonstration from the faculty and ends with 40 minutes of practical work on foot foot by participants.

Advanced course:    This course covers more advanced topics, such as arthroscopic techniques and sport lesions in foot an ankle,  degenerative articular lesions in foot and ankle, flat foot and DTP and complications of this pathology, Ankle arthroplasty and their complications. The approach in 3 phases - theorical presentation, faculty demonstration, and practical work - is similar to basic course. 

The participants work with fresh cadaver specimens, all tested and with all safety guarantees.


7- 8 JUNE, 2018, Copenhagen (Denmark), 9th EFAS Advanced Cadaver Course: Registrations are now open!

22-23 November, 2018, Barcelona (Spain), 20th EFAS Instructional Course & Basic Cadaver Workshops: Registrations will open soon!

Date TBT (December), 10th EFAS Advanced Cadaver Course, Hamburg (Germany) - more updates upcoming.

To express your interest for this course, please contact us at:

[email protected]


9th EFAS Advanced Cadaver Course
7-8 June 2018 Copenhagen

REGISTRATIONS are now open!

Course is limited to 30 participants


Thursday 7 June 2018

07:40-07:55       Registrations

07:55-08:00       Welcome word and introductions

08:00-10:00       Ankle perimalleolar osteotomies

10:00-10:15       Lessons learned in ankle arthroplasty, future of ankle arthroplasty  

10:15-10:30       Complications in ankle arthroplasty

10:30-10:45      Coffee Break

10:45-12:30       Arthroplasty

12:30-13:00      Lunch

13:00-14:45       Arthroplasty

14:45-15:00      Coffee Break    

15:00-16:30       Clinical Case Discussion: potential topics {osteotomies /arthrodesis /arthroplasty}                         

20.00                  Course Dinner


Friday 8 June 2018

08:00-09:30       Arthroplasty by participants

09:30-09:45       Discussion: preference for arthrodesis  

09:45-10:45       Rescue with nail

10:45-11:00      Coffee Break

11:00-12:00       Rescue with anterior plate      

12:00-13:00       Primary arthrodesis with canulated screws

13:00-13:30       Lunch

13:30-14:15       Arthrodesis by participants                            

14:15-15:00       Clinical Case Discussion: failures of ankle arthroplasty

15:00-16:00       Closing remarks, certificates and final coffee break


Registrations will open shortly,  please feel free to express your interest for registration by sending us an email [email protected] !

12th EFAS International Congress
04-06 October 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

The 12th EFAS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS is a platform for professionals of all disciplines dealing with foot and ankle surgery and research to interact with each other for exchange of expertise and potential collaboration both in academia and in healthcare. Its theme State of the Art Foot and Ankle Surgery serving to share the latest scientific and clinical findings presented by international researchers and clinicians to the foot and ankle biomechanics and surgical community. The most recent development in this filed will be displayed, as will be enlightened surgical techniques with sharp videos, efficient conservative treatments, and most recent imaging modalities.

This year EFAS has invited two established international scientific foot and ankle societies, SFAS (Swiss Foot and Ankle Society) and KFAS (Korean Foot and Ankle Society) to share their knowledge with this vibrant community of surgeons, researchers and partners interested in all aspects of the foot and ankle pathologies and treatments. We hope to encourage a multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas amongst professionals from all professional backgrounds: surgeons, medical doctors, scientists, physical therapists, orthosis and shoemakers, and industry.

VENUE: Starling Hotel & Exhibition Center

Route François-Peyrot 34, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS OPEN NOW!  Submit your abstract by April 8th, 2018


to receive registration and programme updates contact us via [email protected]

for sponsorships and exhibition options contact us on [email protected] 


EFAS, through his EFAS Research Committee, announces the EFAS Research Award. This award will be given in recognition for the best research study presented during the biannual EFAS congress.

The best research study will be remunerated with 1500€, and the recognition through a certificate signed by the EFAS. The second and the third best research study will be recognized with a certificate signed by the EFAS.

Only will be considered the studies if the authors want their abstract to be considered for the EFAS Research Award at the time of submitting. To be considered, authors have to mark the corresponding box “Please consider my abstract for the EFAS Research Award” when submiting an abstract. Research topics can include basic science or prospective clinical study in the area of the ankle, forefoot, or hindfoot.  Please find more detailed criteria for EFAS RESEARCH AWARD here.