2CIPEuropeto……In the beginning there was CIP and there was Europe.We, Europeans, certainly own to the founders of CIP a great gratitude for bringing together all medical doctors interested in foot and ankle surgery in 1958.At that time it was the only organisation that was uniting world-wide people with interest in the field of footpathlogy, not only surgeons but also physicians, rheumatologists and radiologists and many more, for example biomechanical engineers and orthopedic technicians and shoemakers, from Europe, Asia to South AmericaThe presence and contribution of the European countries within CIP has always been very large. For the first 23 years the presidents of the society were Europeans, from France,Spain,Belgium and Italy. If we look to existence of CIP over the 41 years maybe we should better speak about a European supremacy. All except one president came from Europe.
3European Foot and Ankle Societies 1993EFFAS ESFASBut as the interest for foot and ankle pathology, and foot and ankle surgery was growing over the last 20 years younger colleagues became active within the field.Although in the early ninthies, even when telecommunication and travelling became more popular, a great need was felt to create a new, more active society within Europe to bring together and have a more lively exchange of knowledge within our continent. Also more possibilities for research within the discipline were felt to be necessary.And it was almost simultaneously that in Italy in 1993 two European Foot and Ankle societies undepently from each other were founded.
4European Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies Milan, 19939 National societiesmedical doctorsEuropean part of CIPDr. Zollinger.The EFFAS, the European Federation of foot and Ankle Societies, founded in Milan was constituted by the national societies of foot and ankle medicine and surgery from Europe, formerly united in the CIP. In fact EFFAS acknowledged itself as the European part of CIP, the first president was Prof.Dr. ZollingerThe members of EFFAS therefore were the supporting national societies and every society entered with almost all its members. The statutes of EFFAS followed the EFFORT (the European Federation Orthopedics and Traumatology). Each national society paid the contribution to EFFAS for his members.
5European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Torino,1993individualsmainly orthopedic surgeonsDr.PisaniThe ESFAS , founded in Torino was a society formed by individuals mainly all orthopedic surgeons, the first president of the ESFAS was Dr. Pisani
6European Foot and Ankle Society Founded in Koln Germany 1998 PRESIDENT Prof Greta Dereymaeker, M.D., PhD (Belgium)VICE-PRESIDENT Mr. Michael Stephens, M.D., FRCI (Ireland)SECRETARY Mr. Eric Anderson, M.D. (Scotland-UK)TREASURER Dr. Hakon Kofoed, M.D. (Denmark)
7Mission and Task of EFAS Unite all medical doctors interested in Foot and Ankle pathology to improve the quality of Footcare in EuropeOrganise meetingsInstructional courses and congressesOrganise SubcommitteesScientific/ membership/educational/ journalTravelling fellowshipsStimulate and encourage Research
8EFAS COUNCIL 1998PRESIDENT Prof Greta Dereymaeker, M.D., PhD (Belgium)VICE-PRESIDENT Mr. Michael Stephens, M.D., FRCI (Ireland)SECRETARY Mr. Eric Anderson, M.D. (Scotland-UK)TREASURER Dr. Hakon Kofoed, M.D. (Denmark)MEMBERS at largeDr. Per Henrik Agren, M.D. (Sweden)Dr. Daniel Frank, M.D. (Germany)Dr. Beat Hintermann, M.D.,PhD (Switserland)Dr. Pedro Magro, M.D. (Portugal)Prof. Francesco Malherba, M.D. (Italy)Dr. Jan Willem Louwerens, M.D. (Netherland)Dr. Ramon Rochera, M.D. (Spain)Dr. Hajo Thermann, M.D. (Germany)Dr. Bernard Valtin, M.D. (France)Prof. Nicolaus Wülker, M.D. (Germany)
9European Foot and Ankle Societies 2 journals SurgeryBarcelona
11Official Journal of European Foot and Ankle Society Foot and Ankle SurgeryOfficial Journal of European Foot and Ankle SocietyEditors: S.Giannini, N. WulkerReview Editors: T. W. Smith, M.StephensLiaisonpersons to EFAS: F Malherba, P DieboldEdited by Blackwell Science .
12Official Journal of European Foot and Ankle Foot and Ankle SurgeryOfficial Journal of European Foot and AnkleSocietyFounding editor: Leslie KlenermannEditors: S.Giannini, Tom smith, M.StephensReview Editor: Renee FuhrmannEFASrepresentatives: EFAS president, Renee FuhrmannEdited by Elsevier since 2002
15First Instructional course Dr Hans TrnkaDr Dereymaeker
16Instructional courses EFAS Wien Austria (1999)Bologna Italy (2000)Veldhoven the Netherlands (2001)Geneva Switserland (2002) Bristol UK (2003)Heidelberg Germany (2004)Copenhagen Denmark (2005)Barcelona Spain (2006)
17EFAS Congress : Stockholm June 15-17, 2000 Chairman: Dr. P H Agren
18EFAS Congress 2 yearly 2000 Stockholm 2002 Sevilla 2004 Montpellier 2006 Prague
19EFAS: part of the Orthopaedic world EFORT Specialty dayBrussels BelgiumRhodosHelsinki Finland2005 Lissabon Portugal2007 Florence Italy
20EFAS: part of the International world COMFAS Venice ItalyIFFAS triennial meetingKyoto JapanSan Francisco USANaples ItalyBahia Brazil
21Every year two young foot and Ankle surgeons are selected
22EFAS Travelling FELLOWSHIP Thanks to SponsorsNEW DEALAIRCAST
23Great Need for Sponsoring EFAS and RESEARCHGreat Need for Sponsoring
24Members the European Foot and Ankle Society Austrian Foot SocietyBelgian Society of Medicine and Surgery of the FootBritish Orthopaedic Foot Surgery SocietyDanish Foot and Ankle SocietyFrench Society of Medicine and Surgery of the FootGerman Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle SocietyHellenic Foot and Ankle SocietyItalian Society of Medicine and Surgery of the FootPortugese Society of Medicine and Surgery of the FootSpanish Association of Medicine and Surgery of the FootSwiss Foot and Ankle Society2006 : Litharian – Czech- Slovacian ScoietyIndividual members of EuropeAffiliated members from all over the world