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 Global Foot and Ankle Symposium (GFAS).

Next dates of the GFAS edition will be communicated later, held 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.

  • 07:30   Welcome coffee / Registrations
  • 08:00   Welcome Message / Introduction

Topic 1:       Flatfoot deformity: PCFD surgical solutions 
  • 08:30   Moderator
  • 08:40   Evaluation and assessment
  • 08:50   Periarticular osteotomies
  • 09:00   Arthroereisis
  • 09:10   Arthrodesis : when to make that decision it isn’t juste stage 3 anymore
  • 09:20   Discussions / exchanges
Topic 2:       Corporeal Achilles Tendinopathy  
  • 09:35   Moderator
  • 09:45   Medical treatment option
  • 09:55   Minimally invasive techniques
  • 10:05   Gastrocnemius proximal release
  • 10:15   Strayer
  • 10:25   Discussions / exchanges
  • 10:40   Break / Workshops

Topic 3:       Varus arthritic ankle                                                                                                      
  • 11:10   Moderator
  • 11:20   The malaligned ankle & surgical decision making
  • 11:30   Periarticular osteotomies for varus arthritic ankle
  • 11:40   Ankle arthrodesis will always be needed but has the indication changed?
  • 11:50   Total ankle : save the motion, save adjacent joints
  • 12:00   Discussions / exchanges
  • 12:25   Lunch

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

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

  • 18:00   Reception 
  • 19:00   Adjourn

 

  • 08:00    Welcome Coffee

Topic 7:       Hammer Toe  
  • 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 : Surgical options? 
  • 09:35    Moderator
  • 09:45    Arthrodesis, gold standard?
  • 09:55    Prosthesis, when is it indicated?
  • 10:05    Cheilectomy, traditional treatment can we make it better?
  • 10:15    Focus on the Weil osteotomy of the first metatarsal
  • 10:25    Discussions / exchanges
  • 10:40   Break / Workshops

Topic 9:      Hallux Valgus controversy : Osteotomy vs Lapidus 

  • 11:10   Moderator
  • 11:20   Percutaneous distal osteotomies (PECA) : when, why and can it be always?
  • 11:30   Do distal osteotomies need more robust fixation?
  • 11:40   Mini-chevron with screw fixation
  • 11:50   Lapidus, the answer or overkill?
  • 12:00   Discussions / exchanges

  • 12:30   Adjourn

 

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2 days | 9 Topics | 9 Battles

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Allée de l’Impérial 74000 Annecy, France
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