INTERVIEW TO KRIS BUEDTS, EFAS HONORARY SECRETARY
Thursday 4 July 2019
Posted by: EFAS Secretariat
1. As the EFAS Honorary Secretary, how did you perceive the advancement of the society in the past years?
Being part of EFAS and the Council is an exciting experience. EFAS is a fast-growing society of surgeons and medical professionals who are motivated to dedicate their work to the advancement of Foot and Ankle surgery, and above all, to be able to give a better treatment to their patients.
We are the biggest European society thanks to the outstanding work of all our volunteers and leading surgeons that are willing to give their time to the education and advancement of this field.
Although we had some troubles in the past years, we were able to expand our teaching platform to create multiple specimen courses, instructional courses, symposia and congresses.
2. What was your motivation to become part of the EFAS Council?
My motivation started after attending several EFAS conferences and courses, I soon wanted to become part of this family. They way the society was managed was stimulating for me and I wanted to become part of the Council to put all my energy in the continuous development of EFAS.
3. How do you see the future for EFAS?
Believe that EFAS will stay one of the leading foot and ankle societies in terms of education and research. As an example, the EFAS Journal is one of the instruments used to stimulate the research.
I also hope that with our courses and events, we will be able to improve the quality of care of our patients in Europe. Additionally, we could also join forces with other societies dedicated to improving patient care.
However, there are some challenges we need to confront, such as incorporating other countries who are not EFAS members yet. Also, we would need to strengthen our relations and knowledge exchange with other societies as well as the African continent.