COFAS Meetings

2020 Annual Meeting

Due to COVID-19, the COA, CORS, and CORA leadership had to cancel their plans for a 2020 Annual Meeting in Halifax, NS in early June. 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


  1. To discuss the evidence and approach to regional anaesthesia.
  2. Gain an understanding of patient selection for regional anaesthetic care.
  3. Learn practice patterns for appropriate selection of outpatient surgery.
  4. Understand multimodal pain control for optimal outpatient surgery experience.

5:15 – 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

2020 Foot & Ankle Symposium (cancelled)

Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the 14th Biennial Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Symposium was cancelled. This conference was set to take place on April 17-18, 2020 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, chaired by Drs. Johnny Lau and Tim Daniels.

For more information and cancellation details, please visit the course website at

2019 Annual Meeting

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