Dear members of the greatest foot addict community, dear friends,
All my very best wishes for fascinating 2020!
Deeply thanks to all of you, wonderful members all over Europe and abroad that support EFAS year after year and make myself so proud and happy to be President of such a Society! Welcome to the new council members elected in Helsinki, Oliver Michelson from Finland and Joris Hermus from Netherlands! Welcome to the new National Societies entering the Great EFAS family, Russian and Israelian Societies!
This year will be New for many reasons:
because of a new secretary MCO, replacing MCI, that I deeply thanks for 3 years collaboration with EFAS. New challenges but extreme motivation that sounds good!
because of a new hands-on courses format divided in 3 modulus focused on forefoot with MIS, sports injuries with arthroscopy and hind foot and ankle disorders, but also a totally rearranged instructional course including sawbones hands-on. All of them will include clinical cases debates!
because of new and exciting fellowship programmes: 2 travelling fellowships (North and South), a European fellowship platform, a research fellowship programme!
because of Innovation techniques arising in our educational programmes (Virtual reality techniques, 3D reconstruction foot samples for courses…).
because of new committees to enlarge the interactivity with members: Membership committee reactivated, Trainees and Young consultants created.
The end of this year will be special for me, ending my presidency by a very promising Meeting in Marseille,France the 22 to 24 of October 2020, with Chinese and Australian societies as invited Nations!
So all the best for you and your whole families. Hope to meet most of you all along this year for sharing in a friendship way of thinking!