The International Foot & Ankle Foundation for Education and Research, USA is accepting sponsorship at the following resort seminars:

We would like to invite your company to exhibit at these exciting events. Our attendance varies from meeting to meeting, but ranges from 50-300 podiatrists from all across the U.S. and Canada that attend our seminars.

The IFAF is a non-profit organization (tax I.D. # 91-1117870) established in 1979 and dedicated to the advancement of podiatric research, education and the development of new and useful techniques in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

We host several scientific seminars annually to raise funds for continuing education, research and developments, grants for scientific publications and support of two residency programs: The Swedish Podiatric Surgical Residency and the Franciscan Foot and Ankle Institute, both located in the Seattle area. Our conferences offer nationally recognized speakers as well as local faculty and contain 16 to 30 hours of Continuing Medical Education Credit.

Booth set-up, exhibit hours and exhibit material delivery varies from meeting to meeting. Contact IFAF for more information. Booth placement locations in the exhibit hall are determined on a first come first served basis. Application deadline is one month prior to the event.

Sponsorship levels include:

  • Exhibit Booth Sponsorship
    $650-$1255 (depending upon the number of education hours and attendance at the meeting.)
    Includes:
    • Six-foot long table and white tablecloth, electricity if needed
    • Luncheon Ticket for up to 2 Company Representatives
  • Individual Speaker Sponsorship:
    • Major Speaker Sponsor:
      $6,000 includes:
      • Exhibit booth Sponsorship;
      • Verbal mention over the podium by our Scientific Chairman, Dr. G. "Dock" Dockery;
      • Company Logo Signage at the event; and
      • Sponsored Speaker on Program for 40 to 60 minutes
      • Coverage of speaker's honorarium of $1,500 and expenses up to $1,500.
    • Full Speaker Sponsor:
      $4,500 includes:
      • Exhibit booth Sponsorship;
      • Verbal mention over the podium;
      • Signage at the event; and
      • Sponsored Speaker on Program for 40 to 60 minutes
      • Partial coverage of speaker's honorarium of up to $1,000 and expenses up to $800.
    • Partial Speaker Sponsorship:
      $3,500 includes:
      • Exhibit booth Sponsorship;
      • Signage at the event; and
      • Sponsored Speaker on Program for 40 to 60 minutes
      • Partial speaker's honorarium of up to $1,000.
    • Speaker Sponsorship Only:
      $2,500 includes:
      • Exhibit booth Sponsorship
      • Sponsored Speaker on Program for 40 to 60 minutes; (Does not include speaker's honorarium).
  • Mid-morning Break or Mid-afternoon Break Sponsor:
    $1,000-$2,200 (range depends upon meeting location and number of attendees), includes:
    • Exhibit Booth Sponsorship
    • Signage at the event as Break Sponsor.
  • Meal Sponsorship (Continental Breakfast or Lunch):
    Cost: To Be Determined based upon meeting location and number of attendees, includes:
    • Exhibit booth sponsorship
    • Signage as a Meal Sponsor at the event.
    • 40 minute speaker lecture during lunch. Does not cover speaker fees.

Breakfasts, luncheons and breaks will be held in the exhibit hall to maximize your contact with attendees.

Exhibit space is limited at ALL meetings. Apply early as most exhibit halls sell out. Exhibit space location is assigned on a first come, first served basis at the event. All sponsors will receive an attendee list at the event and an electronic attendee list after the event (sorry, no pre-function attendee lists). All sponsors receive 2 complimentary meal passes and mention in Convention Materials. Sponsors will have first option to book the next year’s meeting.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made in writing, via fax, mail or e-mail and postmarked no later than 2 weeks before the start date of the conference. All refund requests will be assessed a $250 cancellation fee per booth. In lieu of a refund you may transfer the full amount to an alternate IFAF meeting within one year of cancellation. If canceling less than two weeks prior to the conference NO refund will be due to the exhibitor. Instead you may transfer 75% of the booth fee to an alternate meeting. All transferred funds must be used within one year of the original date of cancellation.

FDA Regulations: Exhibitors shall comply with all applicable Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations including, without limitation, FDA restrictions on the promotion of investigational and pre approved drug and devices and the FDA prohibition on promoting approved drugs and devices for unapproved uses. Any product not FDA approved for a particular use or not commercially available in the USA may be exhibited only if accompanied by easily visible signage indicating the status of the product. Exhibitors shall have available at the booth a letter from the FDA that describes the allowable use of any drug or device exhibited.

Please complete the enclosed application and mail or fax to IFAF. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tresha Carter, Director of Marketing and Administration at 866-286-6973 or by FAX at (425) 412-3819, E-mail: podfound@aol.com