GFAS | Global Foot & Ankle Symposium 2019

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 2019 Global Foot and Ankle Symposium (GFAS).

Next edition of GFAS will be held on March 29-30, 2019 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.

French Co-Chairs


American Co-Chairs

Thomas H. LEE

Scientific Chair


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Marc Augoyard

Lyon, France

Olivier Boniface

Annecy, France

Nazim Mehdi

Toulouse, France

Mark A. Hardy

Cleveland, Ohio

Thomas H. Lee

Columbus, Ohio

Scientific Program

Please check back for our complete scientific program with full details and course material downloads.

Friday – March 29th, 2019

1 – Standard L16 Hallux Valgus (60mn)

ModeratorNazim Mehdi

Open osteotomyMarc Augoyard
Mini invasive chevron osteotomyPablo Turell
Percutaneous osteotomyRegis Traversari
PECA technicPete Robinson

2 – Severe Hallux Valgus (60mn)

ModeratorMarc Augoyard

MTP fusionTimothée Bissuel
Scarf ExtremeMichel Maestro
LapidusPaulo Ferrao
Scarf with LigamentoplastyRomain Augoyard
Chevron XXLCyrille Cazeau

3 – Clawtoe of 2nd digit (50mn)

ModeratorThomas Lee

PIP fusionFabrice Colin
Percutaneous treatmentRegis Traversari
ResectionalKeith Wapner

4 – M2 metatarsalgia with 2nd MTP dislocation with conservative Hallux Valgus (70mn)

ModeratorGuillaume Kerhousse

Weil osteotomyMark Hardy
Plantar plate repair + Weil osteotomyLowel Weil
Silicone prosthesisMichel Maestro
Percutaneous osteotomyJulien Laborde
Osteotomy with tendon transferPrikesht Mukish

5 – Morton’s neurona (50mn)

ModeratorLowel Weil

NeurolysisStéphanie Valentin
NeurectomyPaulo Ferrao
Metatarsal osteotomyMark Prissel

6 – Achille tendon Enthesopathy (40mn)

ModeratorOlivier Boniface

ZADEK osteotomyAlexis Thiounn
Detachment / Reattachment proceduresTom Roukis

7 – Lateral ankle instability (40mn)

ModeratorAli Ghorbani

Anatomical reconstructionOlivier Boniface
Frondiforme ligamentoplasty (BLANCHET)Aurélien Roudet
Fibularis brevis ligamentoplastyNazim Mehdi

Saturday – March 30th, 2019

8 – Charcot Collapse (50mn)

ModeratorHolly Johnson

Conservative treatment and early detectionThomas Lee
Internal fixationMark Hardy
Midfoot amputationsTom Roukis

9 – Stage II pes plano valgus in obese 50 year old female (60mn)

ModeratorTom Roukis

Evans osteotomyEric Toullec
Soft tissue reconstruction with osteotomyKeith Wapner
FusionHolly Johnson
Balancing the forefoot (Cotton/NCJ)Mark Prissel

10 – Well aligned ankle osteoarthristis in 50-60 years old (40mn)

ModeratorMark Hardy + Yves Stiglitz

TARTristan Meusnier
FusionNazim Mehdi


March 29th – 30th

2 days | 10 Topics | 10 Battles

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Imperial Palace Hotel

Allée de l’Impérial

74000 Annecy, France

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