IFFAS Second Triennial Scientific Meeting in Naples, Italy.
September 15-18, 2005


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The International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies, the largest international organization devoted to the foot and ankle, will hold its second scientific meeting September 15-18, 2005 in Naples, Italy.

The scientific program will feature morning symposia, followed by afternoon lectures and presentations of scientific papers.

photo of Naples Italy

Naples, Italy

An enchanting city stretched along the Bay of Naples at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, Naples has been a major seaport since it was founded in 500 BC. The city has a rich history and is famous for its university dating back to 1224.

Visitors can enjoy warm weather as they peer across the splendid coastal area as they visit this center of medieval and renaissance architecture. The Mueso Archeologico Nazionale is home to the relics of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which survived the volcano's wrath.

For over 2,000 years, people from around the globe succumb to the allure of the Amalfi Coast, including Sorrento, an enchanting small town surrounded by limestone mountains.

Neapolitan hospitality goes hand-in-hand with its traditional succulent cuisine: mozzarella and ricotta from the neighborouing towns pay tribute to the very birthplace of the pizza.

EFAS Organizing Committee

Patrice Diebold (France)
Sandro Giannini (Italy)
Hans Heino Kuester (Germany)
Francesco Malerbra (Italy)
Ian Winson (United Kingdom)

EFAS Secretariat

European Foot and Ankle Society
76a Upper Georges Street
Dun Laoghaire Co.
Dublin, Ireland
Tel +353.1.230.2591
E-mail: [email protected]

Local Chairmen

Sandro Giannini
Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
Via G.C. Pupilli, 1
40136 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39.051.583217
Fax +39.051.334342
E-mail: [email protected]

Organizing Secretariat

O.I.C. S.r.l.
Via Fatebenefratelli
19 - 20121 MILAN, Italy
Tel. +39.02.6571200
Fax +39.02.6571270
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.oic.it/iffas2005

Congress Venue

Royal Continental Hotel
Via Partenope, 38
80121 Naples, Italy

Free-Papers Sessions

  • Hallus valgus
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Metatarsalgia and lesser-toe deformities
  • Tendon transfer
  • Functional assessment of the foot
  • Foot deformity and sovrasegmentary joints
  • Pediatric foot

Abstract Submission Deadline

Abstract Submission Deadline is January 31st, 2005. Further instructions will follow on the website Acceptance/Rejection notification: March 31st, 2005.


  1. Reconstructive Sequelae of Foot and Ankle Fractures
  2. Total Ankle Replacement
  3. Surgery of Osteochondral Lesions: Indications and Results
  4. Mini-Invasive Surgery in the Foot and Ankle
  5. Bone Healing Improvement
  6. Treatment of Non-Unions in Foot and Ankle

Preliminary Program

The preliminary program, with further details regarding the scientific program, call for abstracts, registration and hotel accommodation and any other useful informatiol concerning the meeting, will be mailed to all those who have sent a specific request to the Organizing Secretariat

Official Language

The official language of the meeting will be English.