ACFAS Breaks the Mold with 79th Annual Scientific Conference

5/25/2021

CHICAGO-May 25, 2021 - The 2021 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon's (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference is in the books as perhaps a new hybrid in-person, virtual model for future meetings. While the 79th annual conference looked a bit different this year in response to the ongoing pandemic, in-person and virtual attendees received the highest-quality foot and ankle surgery education they come to expect from ACFAS. 

The College is especially proud to have never missed an Annual Scientific Conference in 79 years! In order to hold the conference, the College made sure new safety measures and guidelines were implemented to make every aspect of the meeting safe and accessible whether attendees were traveling or staying home. This hybrid conference featured forward-focusing scientific sessions, which introduced new, progressive techniques and abundant opportunity for acquiring continuing medical education (CME) credit. Surgeons who attended this conference will advance the profession of foot and ankle surgery world-wide, and the hybrid model made it possible for over 800 surgeons from around the country to attend virtually.

ACFAS President Thanh L. Dinh, DPM, FACFAS, was especially thrilled for the success of this year's meeting as it was the first hybrid meeting for the College. "The pandemic has thrown a wrench in so many plans over the last year, but I am thrilled we were able to find a way to safely get together with this year's meeting," she adds. "The College's mission is to provide premier educational opportunities for our members, and I am happy we were able to achieve just that again this year despite the many challenges we faced."

ACFAS' 80th Annual Scientific Conference is set for February 24-27, 2022 in Austin, Texas.

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