British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
The British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society started out as BOFSS (British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society) an informal society, in 1975, under the Presidency of the late Mr Basil Helal and gained its current charitable status in 1980. It has over 400 members including orthopaedic and foot and ankle surgeons and also affiliate members belonging to various allied health professions.
BOFAS has grown into one of the larger subspecialist societies of the BOA and considers itself to be a friendly, dynamic and progressively thinking society with the deep-rooted ideals of promoting the study of, research into and propagation of knowledge in foot and ankle surgery. It directs policy and achieves consensus in the treatment of foot and ankle pathology and allied medical issues. It runs a very successful annual scientific meeting which includes instructional components for all levels of seniority.
The Society is a member of the European Foot and Ankle Society and the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies.
Membership of the society is open to UK consultants with a special interest in foot and ankle surgery, orthopaedic registrar trainees and is also open to international fellows. The Society considers grant applications for research in foot and ankle surgery, offers travelling fellowships to trainees and also educational bursaries for Allied Health Professionals.
Current President: Mr Rick Brown
Honorary Secretary: Mr Jitendra Mangwani
Next BOFAS Meeting: 6th to 8th March 2024, Belfast