COFAS Meetings

2021 COA Annual Meeting

To ensure a safe learning environment, the 2021 COA, CORS and CORA Annual Meeting will be held virtually from June 15-19, 2021. The conference will be delivered over 4 evenings  and 1 day of online education, including subspecialty programming, CORA and CORS sessions, presentation and networking opportunities. Keep up to date about the 2021 event through

Please see below the foot & ankle programming:

COA Paper Session: Foot and Ankle

Thu, June 17 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

Brad Meulenkamp, The Ottawa Hospital
Nicholas Smith, Memorial University

COA Symposium: Foot and Ankle
The Anatomic Approach to Ankle Fracture Fixation

Thu, June 17 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM ET

Herman Johal, McMaster University
Angela Scharfenberger, University Orthopaedic Consultants


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

Past Meetings

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, BC

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?

: 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:


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