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  • i-FAB 2021 - April 11th-14th, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    The i-FAB 2021’s date is confirmed:
    April 11 to 14, 2021

    As previously disclosed, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, we had to postpone the i-FAB 2020- FOOT & ANKLE International Biomechanics Meeting. The Organizing Committee spared no effort to find the best date with the aim of bringing specialists in Foot and Ankle Biomechanics from various parts of the world, such as the USA, Sweden, Italy, France, the Netherlands and Canada, who will present updated papers, clinical cases, studies and discuss matters of community interest.

    Among the confirmed international names, we will have:
    • Toni Arndt - Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences – Sweden; President of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB)
    • Cesar de Cesar Netto - University of Iowa, Iowa City-IA – USA
    • Irene Davis - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge - USA
    • Michael Rainbow - Queen’s University, Kingston - Canada
    • David G. Armstrong - Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California - USA
    • Sicco Bus - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam – Netherlands
    • Francois Lintz - International WBCT Society – France
    • Alberto Leardini - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy

    The scientific agenda of i-FAB 2021 remains a must for professionals and students of foot and ankle biomechanics, rehabilitation and orthopedics! In addition to the pre-Congress courses and workshops, we will also have:

    • Five international Keynotes lectures
    • Two Special Sessions about hot topics
    • Technical presentations of both oral and poster
    • An entire day of programming was set aside for social activities to promote networking among i-FAB participants who will come from around the world.

    Without a doubt, it will be a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences!

    I have already registered. And now?
    For those who have already confirmed their enrollment in i-FAB 2020, no action is required. Your participation in i-FAB 2021 is already guaranteed!!!

    I don't have register yet:
    If you have not registered, or have not yet confirmed your payment, guarantee your seat at

    Remember it!!
    Make a note of it in your agenda: from April 11th to 14th, 2021 you have an appointment with the best specialists on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics!

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    i-FAB 2021 will gather the world's top researchers in Foot & Ankle Biomechanics in Brazil for the 1st time from April 11 to 14 2021.

    Check the new confirmed Keynotes profiles and full program:

    Register at


    • #3
      Register now to the International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Meeting i-FAB 2021! Special rates to groups and students!

      Just follow the link:

      i-FAB 2021 is the main event on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics in the world. For the first time in Latin America, the event will gather in São Paulo, Brazil, the most renowned specialists and researches on the subject.

      Share it and join us on i-FAB 2021!! Keep visiting our website for updates:

      Last edited by Isabel Sacco; June 25, 2020, 10:47 AM.


      • #4
        The preliminary program of the i-FAB 2021 is available at:

        It will be a three-day scientific program with exciting agenda held by the world's top researchers.

        Get updated on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics subject such as Diabetic Foot, Imaging and Musculoskeletal Modeling, Collapsing Foot, Pediatrics, Footwear and Clinical Biomechanics.

        Share it to your colleagues/coworkers and join us!

        #fabman #ifab2021 #footwear #biomechanics #foot #ankle #rehabilitation #podiatric #gait #isb #sbb #physiotherapy #pe #tornozelo #marcha #biomechanics



        • #5
          What about if someone tell you that it is possible to bring together the world's top 5 experts on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics in a single place?

          That will be real in i-FAB 2021! You will meet Toni Arndt, Cesar de Cesar Netto, Irene Davis, Michael Rainbow and Madhusudhan Venkadesan and many others specialists on Footwear, Orthotics, Sports, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Clinical Biomechanics, Foot and Ankle Modeling, Orthopedics and Surgery.

          Meet the confirmed speakers:

          #fabman #ifab2021 #footwear #biomechanics #foot #ankle #rehabilitation #podiatric #gait #isb #sbb #physiotherapy #pe #tornozelo #marcha #biomechanics



          • #6

            Certainly, when we talk about Diabetic Foot it's consensus that Dr. Armstrong is one the most important name on that subject in the world! And you will have the opportunity to meet him in i-FAB 2021, from April 11 to 14, in São Paulo-Brazil!

            In this video, Dr. Armstrong introduces the study called “Saving the Diabetic Foot During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tale of Two Cities". In this review, the approaches from two centers, Manchester (UK) and Los Angeles (CA), with a major interest in diabetic foot problems are compared and contrasted.

            Watch the video and read the full paper:


            Bonus material:
            Read the article: “Nature’s Microsurgeons” Star in Innovative Telehealth Procedure
            By Lex Davis David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, co-director of Keck Medicine of USC’s limb salvage program, had a patient with a problem. Post-surgery, the patient had developed necrotic tissue at the site...


            Check the i-FAB 2021 program:

            Register now:

            #fabman #ifab2021 #footwear #biomechanics #foot #ankle #rehabilitation #podiatric #gait #isb #sbb #physiotherapy #pe #tornozelo #marcha #biomechanics — em São Paulo.


            • #7
              Be prepared to submit your paper to i-FAB 2021!

              The submission system will be available again from August 4th, 2020. More details will be announced soon.

              That is your chance to submit your scientific paper to the main event on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics in the world!

              Like and share it with your friends and co-worker!!



              • #8
                Register now and guarantee your presence on the main Congress on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics in 2021! You will learn the most advanced techniques with the world's leading experts and researchers. The meeting will be held for the first time in Brazil from April 11 to 14, 2021, in São Paulo city, Brazil!

                The Organizing Committee is dedicated to protect the attendees, speakers, staff and fellows' biomechanicists. Faced with the reality of the serious global health situation, we are following all the guidelines of the health agencies to provided a safe place to i-FAB 2021. We firmly believe in the added value of bringing our community together to exchange ideas and perspectives.

                Join us! Get your ticket today at



                • #9
                  i-FAB 2021 will offer a unique chance to learn from thought leaders, experts and high-level professionals over three transformative courses. And the best, they are free to people registered for the congress!!

                  One of the courses is "Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial" conducted by:
                  • 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 ISB
                  • Alessandra Matias - University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo – Brazil
                  • Paolo Caravaggi - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy
                  This workshop will be divided into a lecture and a hands on lab, each approximately 1 hour in duration.

                  The lecture will guide the participants throughout history and state-of-the-art of multi-segment foot models considering the newest resources. It will begin with the features and issues in current multi-segment foot modelling and the clinical implications and applications of these models. The application of intracortical pins used for anchoring reflective markers will then be described.

                  The lab portion will begin with some practice in kinematic data collection with Vicon Cameras. The participants will attach the markers and the main issues will be discussed. Finally, we will work with the data processing and discuss the results of the acquisition.

                  Register today to i-FAB 2021 and book your course. Limited places!



                  • #10
                    Take a look at Professor Irene Davis' recent Paper "Reducing Impact Loading in Runners: A One-Year Follow-up" and understand how impact loading can be reduced through gait retraining.

                    Impact loading can be reduced through gait retraining and the results persist at least 1 yr. As impact loading is associated with injury, this simple intervention may provide a powerful method of reducing musculoskeletal injury risk in runners.


                    Professor Irene David will lead the Keynote Session "The Foot Core Paradigm: Let's Think Differently about the Foot" at i-FAB 2021, the main Congress on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics in 2021.

                    Sign up for the Congress and meet with these important names on the Biomechanical field.



                    • #11
                      As input for future biomechanical modelling and clinical decisions, the study “Intrinsic foot kinematics measured in vivo during the stance phase of slow running” by professor Toni Arndt brings us a different perspective on how to acquire Foot-ankle kinematics during running. Check this paper out and know more about what is expecting you during i-FAB 2021:

                      Professor Toni Arndt is one of the Keynote Speakers of i-Fab 2021. He will present the keynote "What’s happening in my Achilles tendon? The effects of running in different footwear"

                      Join us! Get your ticket today at


                      • #12
                        The countdown has started: only 1 week to re-open the online submission system!! Submit your paper on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics themes and have the opportunity to present it at the i-FAB 2021!

                        The system will be available from August 4th, 2020.

                        For further information:



                        • #13
                          Rest in peace, conventional radiographs!

                          Standing CB WBCT will soon represent the gold standard imaging evaluation of foot and ankle pathologies, replacing WBCR.

                          We invite you to read this recent paper of Professor Cesar de Cesar Netto, so we can learn together about how different types of imaging evaluation can increase the thinking and the discussion of new treatment options as well as the development of new and more accurate corrective surgical techniques.

                          Read the paper:


                          Professor Cesar de Cesar will present the keynote "The Collapsing Foot: Challenges in Diagnosis & Treatment & The Role of the Weight-Bearing CTs" in i-FAB 2021, from April 11 to 14, 2021 in São Paulo, Brazil.

                          Join us! Register now at



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                            i-FAB 2021 will offer a cutting-edge scientific program offering a compelling mix of keynotes, special sessions, panel discussions, networking opportunities and social activities. The i-FAB 2021 will provide a comprehensive event experience that should not be missed.

                            Learn from thought experts and high-level professionals over four transformative days, from April 11 to 14, 2021 in beautiful and welcoming São Paulo, Brazil.

                            Learn more about the i-FAB 2021’s Program:

                            Call for papers

                            Have you ever wondered speaking in the most important scientific meeting on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics In the world??

                            So, submit your paper to i-FAB 2021! The system will reopen on Tuesday, August 4th. Save this date!



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