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  • i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

    As the host of the next i-FAB 2020 in Brazil, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in this unique scientific venture in the next International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Meeting, to be held in Sao Paulo and organized by the i-FAB Committee and the University of Sao Paulo. The congress will take place between April 5th and 8th, 2020 and it will happen for the first time in South America. We have the pleasure and the honor to bring this high-level scientific meeting to Brazil and Sao Paulo for the first time ever. This is a great opportunity to visit this beautiful country and discuss the cutting edge research on foot and ankle biomechanics.

    The main aim of the bi-annual i-FAB meeting is to promote connections between people interested in foot and ankle biomechanics across different sectors, and to connect disciplines that traditionally might not have a strong biomechanics component. Particularly, the i-FAB 2020 is intended to provide updated and frontier knowledge on the foot and ankle biomechanics, orthopedics and rehabilitation; to enlarge the Foot and Ankle research community by connecting people from academic, clinical and industry fields in different countries; to facilitate the debate on key issues for this community; and to foster seamless activities between researchers and research users.



    I look forward to welcoming you to Brazil and Sao Paulo!
    Isabel Sacco

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    Re: i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

    International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Meeting 2020
    April 05-08, São Paulo - Brazil

    https://www.i-fab2020.com/

    Important dates:

    • Deadline for paper submission: November 10, 2019
    • Notification of acceptance: December 20, 2019
    • Earlybird registration: January 6, 2020
    • Meeting: April 5-8, 2020





    Meet the confirmed keynotes:

    - Toni Arndt, President of the ISB,
    Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

    - Irene Davis, Harvard Medical School

    - Michael Rainbow, Queen's University

    - Cesar de Cesar Netto, University of Iowa

    - Dennis Bramble, University of Utah

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      Re: i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

      I-FAB 2020 Call for Papers is online!

      Submit your scientific production to i-FAB 2020 and have a chance to present your paper to the best professionals and experts in Foot & Ankle Biomechanics.

      Deadline for submission: November 10, 2019

      Click here for more information: http://http://bit.ly/ifabsubmission


      #Fabman #IFAB2020

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        The foot and ankle are subject to a highly complex mechanical demand during daily living and sports activities: any biomechanical analysis shall therefore imply weight-bearing anatomical data. Recently, Weight-Bearing low dose Cone Beam Computed Tomography has enabled to obtain 3D representations and models of the foot and ankle under physiological load in daily clinical use as well as in the lab. This is a fundamental innovation which will strengthen clinical and biomechanical analyses. This special session will discuss techniques and applications of this new technology, both in research fields and clinical settings, for diagnosis, and for planning and assessment of treatments of foot and ankle disorders.

        Meet the specialists of this session:
        Francois Lintz - International WBCT Society
        Alberto Leardini - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy

        Check the full program: http://bit.ly/ifabprogram

        Register now: http://bit.ly/ifabregistration
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          Re: i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

          You only have until November 10th to submit your scientific abstract to i-FAB 2020!
          You might have the chance to present your paper to the top specialists on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics during the i-FAB 2020!
          More information: http://bit.ly/ifabsubmission
          Register now: http://bit.ly/ifabregistration
          #fabman #ifab2020
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            Re: i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

            Foot ulcers are one of the main lower-extremity complications of diabetes mellitus. Diabetic neuropathy changes the structure of the foot, affecting its function and, consequently, resulting in increased plantar pressures. These pressures are a predictive risk factor for the development of diabetic foot ulcers. Therefore, it is important to implement strategies to protect the foot from abnormal biomechanical loading. This special session will address the biomechanical aspects of the diabetic foot complications, advances in biomechanical assessments and new approaches to the prevention and treatment of foot complications in patients with diabetes mellitus.

            Meet the specialists of this session:
            - David G. Armstrong - Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
            - Sicco Bus - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam – Netherlands

            Check the full program:
            http://bit.ly/ifabprogram
            Register now:
            http://bit.ly/ifabregistration

            #fabman #ifab2020

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              The submission process was a success! We would link to thank all authors that submitted their abstracts. The quality of the papers indicates that we will have the biggest i-FAB ever!!
              In response to requests, we extended the submission deadline to November 28.
              Take this chance and submit today:
              http://bit.ly/ifabsubmission

              #fabman #ifab2020

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                Re: i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

                As the host of the next i-FAB 2020 in Brazil, it is my pleasure to announce and invite you to join us in this unique scientific venture in the next International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Meeting, to be held in São Paulo and organized by the i-FAB Committee and the University of São Paulo – USP.

                The event will take place between April 5 and 8, 2020 and it will happen for the first time in South America. We have the pleasure and the honor to bring this high-level scientific meeting to Brazil and Sao Paulo for the first time ever. This is a great opportunity to visit this beautiful country and discuss the cutting-edge research on foot and ankle biomechanics.

                i-FAB 2020 will be a three-day scientific program with an exciting agenda in a single place. The program will be multidisciplinary and full of presentations from our international guests and invited speakers. The focus of the presentations will be subjects related to Footwear / Orthotics, Sports, Physiotherapy / Rehabilitation, Clinical Biomechanics, Foot and Ankle Modeling, Orthopedics and Surgery.

                The program includes:

                - Special Sessions (2):

                1) DIABETIC FOOT
                • David G. Armstrong - Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
                • Sicco Bus - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam – Netherlands


                2) WEIGHT-BEARING CT
                • Francois Lintz - International WBCT Society, France
                • Alberto Leardini - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy


                - Keynote Sessions (5):

                1) WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY ACHILLES TENDON? THE EFFECTS OF RUNNING IN DIFFERENT FOOTWEAR
                • Toni Arndt - Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences – Sweden; President of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB


                2) THE UNEXPECTED CURSOR: EXPLORING THE UNIQUENESS OF HUMANS AS ENDURANCE RUNNERS
                • Dennis Bramble - University of Utah, Salt Lake City - United States


                3) INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN FOOT FUNCTION USING APPROACHES IN IMAGING AND MUSCULOSKELETAL MODELING
                • Michael Rainbow - Queen’s University, Kingston - Canada


                4) THE COLLAPSING FOOT: CHALLENGES IN DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT & THE ROLE OF THE WEIGHT-BEARING CT
                • Cesar de Cesar Netto - University of Iowa, Iowa City-IA - United States


                5) THE FOOT CORE PARADIGM: LET'S THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE FOOT
                • Irene Davis - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge - United States



                - Pre-Congress activities:

                1) SHORT COURSE: GAIT RETRAINING FOR RUNNING INJURIES: FOCUS ON THE FOOT
                • Irene Davis - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge - United States


                2) WORKSHOP: MULTI-SEGMENT FOOT MODELING TUTORIAL
                Theoretical:
                • Alberto Leardini - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy
                • Julie Stebbins - Gait Lab - Oxford University Hospitals
                • Toni Arndt - Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences – Sweden; President of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB)


                Pratical:
                • Alessandra Matias - University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo – Brazil
                • Paolo Caravaggi - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy


                3) LAB TOURS AT UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO OR AT INSTITUTE OF ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

                - Networking day

                Outdoor social activities: water rafting or sightseeing walking tour. The goal is to foster social interactions among fellow attendees in addition to promote student and industry/academia relationships. The proposed day is also intended to connect people from different countries and foster horizontal integration between clinical and academic researchers, students and people from more technical areas.

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                For full program and detailed information about the activities, please visit: https://www.i-fab2020.com/

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                The registration is opened! Bring your team or colleagues and be eligible for progressive discounts on your registration.

                Register now at: http://i-fab2020.com/registration

                We are looking forward do meeting you in São Paulo!!

                Follow us at:
                Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ifab2020/
                Facebook: http://facebook.com/ifab2020
                Site: https://www.i-fab2020.com


                Isabel Sacco
                Chair of I-FAB 2020 University of Sao Paulo – School of Medicine


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                  Re: i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

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                  The Universidade de São Paulo Medical School is recognized for its pioneering and excellence in teaching and research built on a tradition of more than 100 years. FMUSP offers 4 undergraduate courses: Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, and has 1,400 undergraduate students, 1,800 graduate students, 1,600 residents and 374 professors.

                  The Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy department is based on the Universidade de São Paulo Campus. The department is part of the largest scientific health research center in the country, with hundreds of research groups developing intellectual production in several areas.


                  The tour is FREE for all people registered in i-FAB 2020. Limited places, book during your registration.

                  Register now at: http://i-fab2020.com/registration

                  We are looking forward do meeting you in São Paulo!!
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                  Follow us at:
                  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ifab2020/
                  Facebook: http://facebook.com/ifab2020
                  Site: https://www.i-fab2020.com




                  Isabel Sacco
                  Chair of I-FAB 2020 University of Sao Paulo – School of Medicine

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                    Re: i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

                    i-FAB 2020 POSTPONED
                    Official Statement


                    São Paulo, Brazil – 5th to 8th of April 2020


                    For the past few weeks, the International Committee members and myself, the i-FAB 2020 Chair, have been actively monitoring the situation around the Coronavirus/COVID-19. We have had multiple discussions, assessed options with others currently hosting conferences, and have done extensive research about precautions and safety.

                    There has yet to be any official determination by the health authorities in Brazil regarding international travel or meetings. However, it became clear to us that postponing the i-FAB 2020, planned for the 5th to the 8th of April 2020 in Sao Paulo,was the right course of action. This was based, in part, on the institutional travel restrictions and quarantines being implemented all over the world. In light of these factors, it is clear that it would be a risk to bring so many people in São Paulo next month and the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and its implications have substantially affected the logistics of the meeting.

                    While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take this action as a preventive measure, aiming at the safety of all participants and employees of the organization, because we take the health and wellbeing of our guests and community very seriously. The potential risks associated with a large gathering as well as the increasing travel advisories restrictions were certainly considerations, and we really hope the community respects and understands our decision.

                    We are devastated to have to share this news with you. This is the first time in 12 years that the i-FAB meeting will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.

                    We are committed to do our part to help protect our staff, attendees, and fellows’ biomechanicists.

                    Thank you so much for your willingness to speak at our meeting and the time and effort you have already expended. We are grateful to all sponsors and staff who have worked tirelessly with the planning of the i-FAB 2020 meeting and who will continue to assist us with next steps for postponing the event.

                    We are committed to keeping the same conference program, which would mean including the same papers, posters, keynotes, special sessions and pre-conference courses. If you need to change flights, you can use this update, but evidently, at this point, there is so much uncertainty that we cannot guarantee anything 100%.

                    We are exploring options to reschedule the event at a later time. I hope to be able to inform you of that date soon and we hope you will still join us.

                    We will continue to work hard to bring you the unique event that all community expected. Though it is true that our April 2020 conference will no longer take place, we continue to strive toward our purpose – to promote a multidisciplinary event that integrates different complementary areas and foster rich interactions between people in order to understand the Foot and Ankle in all its dimensions – FABMAN – Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Multidisciplinary ActioN!

                    We are sorry that we are unable to see you all in São Paulo this April. However, we look forward to seeing you all at the rescheduled i-FAB. Further updates from the i-FAB 2020 will be on our website www.i-fab2020.com, on Instagram and Facebook. Please let us know if you have any questions.

                    In closing, our sympathies at this time are with those in China, Italy, and those all around the world who are affected by this pandemic.

                    Stay safe, and do what you can to help those who need it.



                    Isabel Sacco
                    i-FAB 2020 Meeting Chair
                    International Steering Committee of the i-FAB meeting

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                      Re: i-FAB 2020 - April 5th-8th, Sao Paulo, Brazil - SAVE THE DATE

                      FAQ

                      What is the new date for i-FAB 2020?
                      We are working on this and will let you know as soon as possible.


                      Is i-FAB 2020 reimbursing registration fees?
                      Yes. We will offer a full refund to all participants that request one (please email registrationbrasil@mci-group.com). However, if you intend to join us for the rescheduled i-FAB meeting, which will happen soon, you can remain registered and we will be very happy! If you remain registered now and are later unable to attend, we can refund your registration then.


                      When is the new deadline for papers?
                      We will extend the deadline and let you know as soon as possible, giving you more time to update and improve your papers.


                      Can I still register to the i-FAB 2020 meeting?
                      Yes, the registration fee will be kept the same as it is and new promotions will come soon.


                      What happens if I cannot come to i-FAB 2020 in the next date? What happens to my paper?
                      To be included in the i-FAB 2020 proceedings, paper authors will need to register for and attend the conference. Please email us if you have specific issues or questions.


                      Is i-FAB 2020 reimbursing flights, hotels, etc?
                      We cannot reimburse or offset the cost of canceled flights, hotels, or any other expenses except for the conference registration. But we know that most airlines are waiving change fees. Keep in mind that even if your flight is not refundable, you can cancel the flight and keep a credit with the airlines for up to a year. Then you can use that credit towards new travel later (often for the same destination.) Make sure you discuss this option with the airlines when you talk to them. As you know, airlines can be tricky to offer refunds or move flights, so make sure you explain to them the reason for your changed travel plans. i-FAB can issue an official letter to all participants to be used for airline cancellations, reimbursements, etc. Please email registrationbrasil@mci-group.com if you need one.

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