Aims of the course

The BOFAS principles course was started in 2011 as a collaborative project of the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. It was designed to teach the core foot and ankle content in the FRCS (Tr & Orth) curriculum in an informal and interactive environment.

The British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) and Indian Foot and Ankle Society (IFAS) have collaborated to deliver the first overseas BOFAS principles of Foot and Ankle Surgery course which will be held from 9-11 June at Delhi NCR.

The original format of the course has been maintained with emphasis on clinical examination of cases leading to decision making on treatment and small discussion groups. This will give a unique opportunity to young surgeons to improve care of foot and ankle patients in their practice. The final day of the course will be a hands on cadaver training part with an aim to provide the attendees a wide exposure to different surgical techniques in foot and ankle problems.

BOFAS runs thee courses per year in the UK and plans to reach out to international surgeons for the purpose of training by way of overseas courses and this course is the first one in that direction.

The BOFAS course prides itself on the high faculty to delegate ratio with 1 faculty member to just 2-3 delegates.

All British faculty are members of BOFAS and have accredited background in surgical training. Many are FRCS (Tr & Orth) examiners and are members of the Education Committee.

All Indian faculty are members of IFAS and have special interest in foot and ankle surgery. They are well recognized for their experience and desire to teach.

The faculty are engaged in developing the course format as well as the content. The aim is to ensure that the quality of the course is improved year on year and the highest standards of education are met. They all love to teach.

Responding to feedback is a key principle of the course and both the format and content is adjusted to meet the requirements of the trainees.

We request all participants to give their valuable feedback at the end of the course by filling up the feedback form which will be provided at the end of the course.