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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Olivier Boniface

Annecy, France

Nazim Mehdi

Toulouse, France

Mark A. Hardy

Cleveland, Ohio

Thomas H. Lee

Columbus, Ohio

Marc Augoyard

Lyon, France

Scientific Program

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

Friday – March 29th, 2019

1 – Moderate Hallux Valgus

Open osteotomy
Mini invasive osteotomy
Percutaneous osteotomy
PECA technic

2 – Severe Hallux Valgus  

MTP Fusion
Scarf Extreme
Basal Osteotomy – Lapidus
Scarf with Ligamentoplasty
Chevron XXL

3 – Clawtoe of 2nd Digit

PIP Fusion
Percutaneous treatment
Resectional Arthroplasty
Percutaneous double osteotomy

4 – 2nd MTP dislocation with symptomatic Hallux Valgus

Weil osteotomy
Plantar plate repair + Weil osteotomy
Silicone prothesis
Percutaneous osteotomy
Osteotomy with Tendon Transfer
Resection and/or syndactylization


Blue Libellule dinner cruise

Saturday – March 30th, 2019

5 – Well-aligned ankle osteoarthritis in 50-60 year olds

Total Ankle Replacement
Ankle Arthrodesis

6 – Lateral Ankle Instability

Anatomical reconstruction
Frondiforme ligamentoplasty (BLANCHET)
Fibularis brevis ligamentoplasty

7 – Achilles Tendon Enthesiopathy

Speed Bridge™

8 – Stage II Pes Plano Valgus in obese 50 year old females

Conservative treatment
Hindfoot Osteotomy & Tendon Transfer
Balancing the Forefoot (Cotton/NCJ)

9 – Morton’s neurona

Metatarsal osteotomy

10 – Charcot Collapse

Conservative treatment and Early Detection
Internal Fixation
External Fixation


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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