GFAS | Global Foot & Ankle Symposium 

This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and dissemination of research findings throughout the international community.

Novastep, Your foot & ankle company, cordially invites you to register, attend and participate in the 2023 Global Foot and Ankle Symposium (GFAS).

Next edition of GFAS will be held on March 24-25, 2023 in Annecy, the “little Venice of the Alps”.  Nestled amongst the majestic French Alps and surrounded by stunning natural scenery lies the magical town of Annecy. Engulfed by the spectacular lake, Annecy is a place of dazzling natural beauty. Rich in history dating over 2000 years, this is none more evident than in the enchanting medieval heart of the old town, and by the glorious grand Chateau completed in 1565. The symposium will be held at the Imperial Palace Hotel Conference Center.

This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and dissemination of research findings throughout the international community. Attendees will benefit from an exceptional opportunity to share knowledge, experience and friendship. The academic program showcases a distinguished, international faculty of renowned foot and ankle experts, presiding over an agenda that features didactic lectures, practical exercises, case presentations and compelling point/counterpoint discussions that will bring to light the very best in state-of-the-art global clinical and scientific expertise.

Getting to ANNECY

Located just 25 miles (40 km) to the south of Geneva (Switzerland) in the southeast region of France, Annecy can be easily accessed from around the world. From your point of origin, there are several possibilities to reach Annecy. If arriving by airplane, the most convenient way is to arrive in Geneva International Airport, (GVA).  Annecy is also accessible from either Paris or Lyon via TGV Train.

Chairmen

Pierre BAROUK

Jonathan KAPLAN 

Guillaume KERHOUSSE

Brian LODER

Carlos MAYNOU

 

 

Scientific Chair

Olivier BONIFACE, Annecy 

Nazim MEHDI, Toulouse

Chairmen

Pierre Barouk

Bordeaux, France

Jonathan Kaplan

California, USA

Guillaume Kerhousse

Rennes, France

Brian Loder

Detroit, USA

Carlos Maynou

Lille, France

Scientific Chair

Olivier Boniface

Annecy, France

Nazim Mehdi

Toulouse, France

Scientific Program

Please check back for our complete scientific program with full details and course material downloads.

Friday – March 24th 2023

  • 07:30   Welcome coffee / Registrations
  • 08:30   Welcome Message / Introduction

Topic 1:       Flatfoot deformity: PCFD surgical solutions 
  • 08:40   Moderator
  • 08:50   Evaluation and assessment
  • 09:00   Periarticular osteotomies
  • 09:10   Arthroereisis
  • 09:20   Arthrodesis
  • 09:30   Discussions / exchanges
Topic 2:       Corporeal Achilles Tendinopathy  
  • 09:45   Moderator
  • 09:55   Medical treatment
  • 10:05   Minimally invasive techniques
  • 10:15   Gastrocnemius proximal release
  • 10:25   Strayer
  • 10:35   Discussions / exchanges
  • 10:50   Break / Workshops

Topic 3:       Varus arthritic ankle                                                                                                      
  • 11:10   Moderator
  • 11:20   The malaligned ankle & surgical decision making
  • 11:30   Periarticular osteotomies
  • 11:40   Ankle arthrodesis
  • 11:50   Total ankle
  • 12:05   Discussions / exchanges
  • 12:15   Lunch

Topic 4:       Peroneal tendon pathology   
  • 13:45   Moderator
  • 13:55   Primary treatment of peroneal tendon tears: tenoscopy
  • 14:05   Peroneal tendon tears and subluxation: anastomosis or repair
  • 14:15   Peroneal tendon surgery failure: salvage options
  • 14:25   Peroneals in the setting of the cavus foot
  • 14:35   Discussions / exchanges 
Topic 5:       Ankle Instability  
  • 14:50   Moderator
  • 15:00   Augmenting the lateral ankle ligaments
  • 15:10   Arthroscopic repair
  • 15:20   All inside ATFL repair
  • 15:30   Open repair of primary and secondary instabilities
  • 15:40   Is it really instability or is it the cartilage?
  • 15:50   Discussions / exchanges
  • 16:05   Break / Workshops

Topic 6:       Ankle fractures
  • 16:35   Moderator
  • 16:45   Posterior malleolar fractures: fix ?
  • 16:55   Syndesmosis treatment options
  • 17:05   Deltoid ligament repair
  • 17:15   Minimally invasive techniques: fibular nailing, arthroscopy
  • 17:25   Discussions / exchanges  

  • 18:00   Reception 
  • 19:00   Adjourn

 

Saturday – March 25th 2023

  • 08:00   Welcome Coffee

Topic 7:       Metatarsalgia & Lesser toes deformities 
  • 08:30   Moderator
  • 08:40   Pre-dislocation syndrome : the early interventions
  • 08:50   Fusion
  • 09:00   Plantar plate & collateral ligament repairs
  • 09:10   Percutaneous correction
  • 09:20   Discussions / exchanges 
Topic 8:       Hallux Rigidus
  • 09:35   Moderator
  • 09:45   Arthrodesis
  • 09:55   Prosthesis
  • 10:05   Cheilectomy
  • 10:15   MIS 1st MPJ Fusion
  • 10:25   First metatarsal shortening osteotomies
  • 10:35   Discussions / exchanges
  • 10:50   Break / Workshops

Topic 9:       Hallux Valgus controversy : Osteotomy vs Lapidus 

  • 11:20   Moderator
  • 11:30   Percutaneous distal osteotomies (PECA)
  • 11:40   Distal transverse osteotomies
  • 11:50   Mini-chevron with screw fixation
  • 12:00   Lapidus
  • 12:10   Discussions / exchanges

  • 12:25   Adjourn

 

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March 24th – 25th

2 days | 9 Topics | 9 Battles

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Allée de l’Impérial 74000 Annecy, France
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