Subspecialties | Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (COFAS)


COFAS Subspecialty Day at COA Annual Meeting, June 15, 2024

See program for more information

Cadaver Lab, June 16, 2024

Immediately following COA Annual meeting in Halifax.

Two Lab Session Blocks Available:

  • Lab 1: 8:00 -11:30
  • Lab 2: 12:00 -15:30

Cost: COFAS Members: $250/participant, Non-COFAS Members: $350/participant*

Total spots available: 40 (20 per Lab block – space is limited!)

*Lab fees include a sponsored social event on the Saturday evening prior, exclusively for COFAS lab participants.

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COFAS Biennial Meeting, January 2025

Whistler, British Columbia

More information to follow…


2022 COA Annual Meeting – Quebec City

Wednesday June 8

17:15-18:15 Opening Ceremonies
18:15-20:15 Welcome Reception – drinks and snacks in the exhibit ball

Thursday June 9

08:00 – 18:30 – General COA programming includes a little something for everyone – paper sessions, symposia, case-based roundtable sessions, and more. View the program.
17:15-18:15 Case-Based Roundtable: Foot and Ankle – Attendees are encouraged to bring cases of their own to discuss within a group setting with two moderators being set for each table.

Friday June 10

08:00-17:45 General programming
13:00-15:00 Your COA: Business Meeting, Strategic and New Programs Update, and Transfer of Office (inauguration of Laurie Hiemstra)
16:00-17:45 2022 Meeting Highlights Paper Session – See the top papers in each subspecialty
19:00-23:00 COA Gala – purchase your tickets through the online registration (limited tickets available on site)

Saturday June 11 – Subspecialty Day – see the program for all the details

08:00-09:30 Paper Session: Foot and Ankle
09:45-11:15 OCLs of the Talus: Do we Finally Have an Answer?
11:30-12:30 COFAS Business Meeting – All members are encouraged to attend
13:30-15:00 Foot and Ankle Symposium: Ankle Arthritis
15:15-16:45 Foot and Ankle Symposium: Foot Deformities

For speaker guidelines, registration, and all the meeting details;

Visit the COA Annual Meeting Website
Visit the Full Program Details

2021 COA Virtual Annual Meeting

Thu, June 17 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
COA Paper Session: Foot and Ankle

Brad Meulenkamp, The Ottawa Hospital
Nicholas Smith, Memorial University

Thu, June 17 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM ET
COA Symposium: Foot and Ankle – The Anatomic Approach to Ankle Fracture Fixation

Herman Johal, McMaster University
Angela Scharfenberger, University Orthopaedic Consultants


    1. Philippe-Hugo Champagne
    2. Joel Morash
    3. Melissa Laflamme
    4. Andrea Veljkovic
2020 COA Virtual Annual Meeting
  • COFAS still delivered a great, yet reduced, program virtually at the first COA, CORS, and CORA Virtual Annual Meeting on June 19 and 20, 2020. Please see below the Subspecialty day foot and ankle programming:2:30 – 3:30 pm EDT
    COA Paper Session: Foot and Ankle
    Andrea Veljkovic, BCTalk:
    BOFAS Research Comparing Ankle Replacements and Ankle Fusions
    By Guest Speaker – Andy Goldberg, UK
    3:45 – 4:45 pm EDT
    COA/COFAS ICL: Foot and Ankle and Anesthesia
    Timothy R. Daniels, ON
     – 6:15 pm EDT
    COFAS Past Presidents Panel
    Monika Volesky, QC and Peter J. Dryden, BC

    Panel Topic:
    Cases in the Last Two Years that I now Approach Completely Differently than Before?

    Panelists: Kevin Wing, Gord Golplen, Murray Pennar, Mark Glazebrook, Johnny Lau, Peter Dryden, Alastair Younger, Tim Daniels, Karl LaLonde

2019 COA Annual Meeting – Montreal QC

The 2019 COA/COFAS Annual Meeting in Montreal was a great success.  See below for highlights.

Foot & Ankle Highlights at Annual Meeting

We were pleased to welcome COFAS Visiting Professor, Dr. Thibaut Leemrijse, who joined us all the way from from Luxenbourg, Belgium. See his bio here


11:15-12:45 COA Foot and Ankle / Hip and Knee Arthroplasty ICL: Common Challenges for Lower Extremity Arthroplasty Surgeons

Moderators: Karl-André Lalonde, ON; Etienne Belzile, QC

15:30-17:00 Foot and Ankle Round Table

SATURDAY – Subspecialty Day

7:30-9:10 COA Paper Session: Foot and Ankle
Moderators: Christina Bakir, AB; Peter Dryden, BC

9:15-10:30 COA/COFAS Foot and Ankle Symposium and Guest Speaker

COFAS Visiting Professor: Thibaut Leemrijse, Belgium

  • Forefoot Surgery, Our Concepts of Reconstruction
  • Can AI and Modelization Revolutionize Foot Surgery?
  • Triple Athrodesis, Techniques and Causes of Failures

 10:35-11:45 COFAS Business Meeting

12:00-17:00 COFAS Lab: Foot and Ankle Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Techniques Lab •  McGill Lab-Offsite

Moderators: Monika Volesky, QC; Ian Le, AB
Shuttle pick up: Departs from the Westin Hotel at 11:30 for Shriners Pediatric Simulation Centre

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