COFAS Meetings

2022 COFAS Symposium – April 1-2

The 14th Biennial Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Symposium will take place on April 1-2, 2022, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada.

The Biennial Foot and Ankle Symposium is Canada’s largest surgical Foot & Ankle meeting. Not only does it provide a centralized forum for practising orthopaedic surgeons to stay current, but it also allows for an opportunity to meet face to face. Biennial Foot & Ankle Symposium is the yearly hub for the Canadian orthopaedic community.

COFAS members, Johnny Lau MD FRCSC and Timothy Daniels MD FRCSC from University of Toronto will serve as Program Directors. The 2022 hot topics are:

  • Minimally invasive forefoot surgery
  • Use of minimally invasive surgery for deformity correction in Charcot
  • Salvaging complications of the Ring Fixator
  • Deformity correction and TAR; Salvage of failed TAR
  • Cartilage- transfer/transplant – why aren’t we doing better
  • Lesser toe mtp oa salvage
  • Perceptions vs reality in forefoot surgery
  • Small Quality improvement initiatives and where to start

To learn more or to register, please visit www.cpd.utoronto.ca/footankle/.

 

COA 2022 Annual Meeting – June 8-11

The COA Annual Meeting is the Association’s premiere event offering educational and networking opportunities in one of Canada’s finest cities. Mark your calendars for the upcoming in-person 2022 COA, CORS, and CORA Annual Meeting. This year’s event will be held in Québec city at the Convention Center from June 8-11th. Registration is open.  See below for relevant programming.

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 Annual Meeting website

Past Meetings

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

Moderators:
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

Moderators:
Herman Johal, McMaster University
Angela Scharfenberger, University Orthopaedic Consultants

Panelists:

  1. Philippe-Hugo Champagne
  2. Joel Morash
  3. Melissa Laflamme
  4. Andrea Veljkovic

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
Moderator:
Andrea Veljkovic, BC

Talk:
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
Moderator:
Timothy R. Daniels, ON


5:15
 – 6:15 pm EDT
COFAS Past Presidents Panel
Moderators:
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

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: https://www.digital-orthopaedics.com/team/thibaut-leemrijse/

FRIDAY

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