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  • #31
    #Success is the word that defines the submission of abstracts to i-FAB 2021 - International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Meeting. There were almost a hundred new abstracts in addition to the previous submitted ones in 2020, from various parts of the world, which demonstrates the wide scope of the event.

    We would like to thank all the authors who submitted their abstracts! The excellent technical level reflects the objective of the Congress: to be the main discussion forum and disseminator of technical and scientific knowledge on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics! Congratulations to all of you!!

    In i-FAB 2021 we have improved the oral and posters technical sessions to allow more presentations to provide opportunities for delegate interaction. 17 oral sessions will be held where the authors will present live their papers with time for questions and answers at the end, also live. In the poster presentations, the authors will be able share videos of their presentations and interact with the audience.

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    i-FAB 2021 - International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Meeting
    April 11 to 14, 2021


    • #32
      Keynote Session confirmed:
      The Foot Core Paradigm: let's think differently about the foot
      ▶️ Speaker: Irene Davis, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge - USA
      The foot is a complex structure with 28 bones, 33 articulations and 20+ intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Unfortunately, due to this complexity, the foot has been simplified, sometimes as a single unit, in biomechanical models. Clinically, treatment of the foot has been focused on passive approaches such as taping, bracing, and palliative interventions, as opposed to active strengthening. The arch of the foot alone contains 10 intrinsic muscles arranged in 4 layers. These small muscles are critical for the stability of the foot and for normal foot function. This is very much like the role of the stabilizing muscles of the lumbo-pelvic region. Recent studies have shown that chronic support of these foot intrinsic muscles results in their weakening, while removal of chronic support results in their strengthening.
      The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the importance of the strength and function of foot core muscles and their contribution to healthy foot function. It is hoped that this will provide a greater awareness of how we, as both scientists and clinicians, can better leverage our feet.
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      i-FAB 2021 - International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Meeting
      April 11 to 14, 2021


      • #33
        The event will gather online the top experts and specialists on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics from all over the world who will present clinical cases, studies and papers from. No doubt at all, it will be of great value to your academic education!!
        To encourage participation, undergraduate and graduate students will be able to register with a special discount.

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        • #34
          Michael Rainbow, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Professor at Queen’s University – Canada, will present the keynoteInvestigation of Human Foot Function Using Approaches in Imaging and Musculoskeletal Modeling”.

          That’s your chance to learn how the foot mechanically functions and discuss the latest research investigating foot form and function with state-of-the-art approaches in imaging and biomechanical modeling.

          Come and learn unique research and techniques from industry-leading experts like Professor Rainbow online at i-FAB 2021.

          Register today:


          • #35
            Dr. Irene Davis is confirmed in the i-FAB 2021, the International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Meeting!!

            During the i-FAB 2021, she will feature the keynote session "The Foot Core Paradigm: Let's Think Differently about the Foot" and also will give the training course "Gait Retraining for Running Injuries: Focus on the Foot".

            Dr. Irene Davis is the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Davis has been active professionally in the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Society of Biomechanics, and International Society of Biomechanics.

            Dr. Davis’ research has focused on the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury. Her interest in injury mechanics extends to the development of interventions to alter these mechanics through gait retraining. She is interested in the mechanics of barefoot running and its effect on injury rates, and is a barefoot runner herself. Along with gait analysis, her research encompasses dynamic imaging and modeling. She also has organized and coordinated international research retreats on topics of the foot and ankle, anterior cruciate ligament injuries and patellofemoral pain syndrome.


            Join Dr. Irene Davis and others fellows' biomechanicists to participate on i-FAB 2021 virtual meeting, from April 11 to 14, 2021.
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            • #36
              Attend i-FAB 2021 Online from 11-14 April 2021 and get the most updated and focused learning on hot topics and skills around Foot & Ankle Biomechanics. It will be 4 incredible days to expand your knowledge under a modern online platform.

              Watch and interact with the speakers LIVE or just make your agenda and watch the classes when and where you want to. Every class will be available ON DEMAND online 90 days after the event.

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              • #37
                Access 20+ hours content on Foot & Ankle Biomechanics, 5 keynotes, 2 special session, 17 oral sessions, tech and products demos and much more.

                Expore tracks such as:
                • Footwear/ Orthotics
                • Sports
                • Rehabilitation
                • Clinical Biomechanics
                • Biomechanics (modeling and simulation included)
                • Diabetic foot
                • Weight Bearing CT
                • Orthopedics
                • Pediatrics
                • Imaging
                Get the full program here:

                The world’s largest online Foot & Ankle Biomechanics event will be held from April 11 to 14, 2021.


                • #38
                  For all those registered for the i-FAB 2021 Online, all sessions and keynotes will be available on the meeting platform for you to watch and review them as many times as you want during 90 days after the event.

                  The world’s largest online Foot & Ankle Biomechanics event will be held from April 11 to 14, 2021.

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                  • #39
                    i-FAB 2021 Online will feature 18 oral session, in addition to the Special Sessions on WBCT and DIABETIC FOOT, covering the following themes:

                    - Chronic Ankle Instability
                    - Clinical Biomechanics
                    - Diabetic foot
                    - Foot Biomechanics
                    - Foot-Ankle Modelling
                    - Footwear/ Orthotics
                    - Kinematics Methodological Aspects
                    - Orthopedics
                    - Orthopedics - surgical aspects
                    - Pediatrics
                    - Running
                    - Sports
                    - Tissue Biomechanics
                    - Weight Bearing CT

                    Soon we will publish the complete list of papers for each session.

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                    • #40
                      Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science ‍

                      #girlpower at i-FAB 2021 Online!

                      One of the most important aspects and a great pride for this year edition is that the position of the i-FAB 2021 president will be hold for the very first time by a woman. Profa. Isabel C.N. Sacco, Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy at the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (FMUSP) will have the honor to hold this position.

                      In addition, and also for the first time in the history of this Meeting, all regular oral sessions (18 sessions) will be chaired by women.

                      Get to know some of these amazing researchers and professors that will lead the scientific discussions at the i-FAB 2021.

                      Visit the website to meet them:


                      • #41
                        To encourage Scientists all over the world, i-FAB 2021 organizing committee has decided to award two best oral presentations, being at least one for a student.

                        The award will be presented during the closing ceremony of the i-FAB 2021, on April 14th, 2021 and the winners will be honored with full registration for the i-FAB 2023 Congress which will be held in France.

                        Each session will be judged by invited jury from our board consisting of distinguished scientist of the Biomechanics field. The choice of the jury will be based on scientific excellence and the presentation of the scientific information on the oral presentations, as well as the talk of the presenting author.

                        If the 2023 edition is in face-to-face format, the winners registrations will include: welcome reception and 3 days of congress with break and lunch.

                        Keep updated to all i-FAB 2021 activities. Visit our website at


                        • #42
                          The world’s largest Foot & Ankle Biomechanics meeting is waiting for you.
                          • 4 incredible days
                          • Watch top experts speakers
                          • Network with attendees from all over the world
                          • Interactive session with papers authors
                          • Full access to the event videos 90 days after the event

                          Are you joining us?
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                          • #43
                            Join Irene Davis, PhD and i-FAB 2021 Keynote, for a live discussion and Q&A on foot and ankle biomechanics solutions hosted by Dr. Kim Duffy, Vicon Life Sciences Product Manager.

                            Thursday, February 25th at 4:30 PM GMT

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                            • #44
                              Dr. David Armstrong, Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California, will feature the Special Session "Diabetic Foot Biomechanics" with the human movement scientist and associate professor, Dr. Sicco Bus.

                              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.

                              Come and learn from unique research and techniques from industry-leading experts like Dr. Armstrong at i-FAB 2021 Online.

                              Register today!



                              • #45
                                Attendees from more than 25 countries have already joined us on i-FAB 2021 International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Meeting!!

                                i-FAB 2021 will be a unique scientific venture gathering 5 keynotes, 2 special session, 1 course by Irene Davis, 18 oral sessions, tech and products demos and much more.

                                Watch and interact live on the event’s online platform or access it on demand whenever you want for 90 days after the event.

                                If you are not registered yet, please go to our website and guarantee your ticket: