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  • i-FAB 2010 in Seattle (International Foot and Ankle BiomechanicsCommunity Congress)

    We are pleased to announce the 2010 Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community (i-FAB) which will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA between September 16-18, 2010.
    Details of the Congress can be found at

    The Congress program will include lab tours, commercial exhibits, workshops, tutorials, keynote and invited addresses, extensive poster presentations, and opportunities to network with other professionals in the field. Activities on Thursday September 16th will be focused on clinical foot and ankle topics including a total ankle replacement workshop, clinically oriented keynotes, and free communications. Topics on Friday and Saturday will include modeling, cadaveric simulation, evolution and non-human primate feet, the diabetic foot, foot and ankle imaging, footwear, and kinematics. Full details of the Congress program can be found here:

    A social program for accompanying persons is being planned that will include tours and activities in and around the greater Seattle area.

    Post-Congress biking, hiking, and kayaking opportunities will allow attendees to enjoy the mountains, rivers, and ocean of the Pacific Northwest.

    Advance Registration is US$400 and a student rate of US$160 is available.

    Important Deadlines:
    Abstract Submission: March 19, 2010
    Acceptance Decisions: April 19, 2010
    Registration Opens: January 4, 2010
    Hotel Registration Opens: February 1, 2010
    Early Registration Closes: July 1, 2010

    i-FAB ( is an international community of clinicians and researchers who are interested in the biomechanics of the foot and ankle. i-FAB was organized in 2007 to improve the understanding of foot and ankle biomechanics, surgery, and footwear, and to foster greater integration among researchers, clinicians, and industry representatives. The 1st Congress, held at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli in Bologna, Italy in September 2008, attracted 170 delegates from all over the world.

    We hope that you will join us in Seattle in September 2010.

    Peter Cavanagh
    William Ledoux