At the very core of the BOFAS Constitution is the advancement of education in Foot & Ankle Surgery. Our BOFAS Education Committee is well known to be a leader amongst Orthopaedic sub-specialties, with a portfolio of courses across the UK, a range of online teaching webinars and a sponsorship programme supporting training in Foot & Ankle surgery at all levels. Furthermore we support multiple associated organisations, arranging for expert Foot & Ankle Surgeons to teach on their courses across the UK and the world.
We run the following courses
BOFAS Principles of Foot & Ankle Surgery Course - This flagship course for Registrars is in its 10th year and has become a “must do course” according to BOTA. Twice per year the two day course is hosted across the UK with a further course with an additional third day teaching cadaver surgical skills.
Advanced Foot & Ankle Forum – This invitational course for the most senior trainees acts as a finishing school for the next generation of Foot & Ankle Consultants.
BOFAS Instructional Course at the BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) Annual Congress.
BOFAS/AFAP (Association of Foot & Ankle Physiotherapists) Courses at either Principles or Advanced levels, for physiotherapists, orthotists and podiatrists.
BOFAS Principles Course (International) We host principles courses in collaboration with COSECSA (College of Surgeons of East, Central & Southern Africa) and IOFAS (Indian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery).
In addition we support a wide range of courses run by associated organisations. These include The Malvern Diabetic foot Course, The King’s Charcot Foot Reconstruction Symposium, The Amputation course of the Vascular Society and the International Joint Reconstruction Meeting, UAE.
Online Teaching & Education Resources
BOFAS employs a full range of social media and digital technology to teach about Foot & Ankle surgery.
The “Lectures of Distinction” delivers weekly teaching on the entire FRCS (Tr&Orth) syllabus.
Foot & Ankle Surgery in the Era of COVID 19 – A four part webinar series of expert updates.
BOFAS/AFAP Webinar series for Allied Health Professionals.
BOFAS Hyperbook – A digital resource organising the latest teaching in articles, videos and lectures across the FRCS (Tr&Orth) syllabus of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
Online Patient Information Leaflets.
Webinar series on Master Techniques for Foot & Ankle Consultants (New for 2021)
BOFAS Journal Club (New for 2021)
Our committee maintains a list of the best Foot & Ankle Fellowships in the UK with the highest training standards. We continue to support question writing and standard setting for the Foot & Ankle syllabus of the FRCS(Tr&Orth). We have helped write the PBAs in the Trainee portfolio for Orthopaedic trainees.