About Us

About Us

The International Foot & Ankle Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1979, by Dr. Dock Dockery, and is dedicated to providing the highest level of continuing medical education on foot and ankle care, with emphasis on medicine, surgery and research. With scientific meetings, conferences, workshops and advanced postgraduate courses, in venues around the globe, IFAF engages foot and ankle specialists worldwide. Revenues help support the following entities:

  • Swedish Podiatric Surgical Residency Program,
  • Franciscan Foot and Ankle Institute’s Podiatric Surgical Residency and Fellowship,
  • NW Podiatric Surgical Biomechanics Research Laboratory in Seattle, Washington,
  • Ankle Arthroscopy Courses,
  • Seattle Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium (SLESS) – A Multidiscipline Approach to Advanced Management of Lower Extremity Problems,
  • Lower Extremity Research Projects,
  • Foot and Ankle Online Journal (FAOJ.Org),
  • Residency Graduation for the NW Podiatric Residency Consortium
  • Sponsorship of Charitable Events and supporting programs:
    • Barry University Yucatan Children Project
    • North Colorado Podiatric Surgical Residency
    • The Gerald T. Kuwada, DPM, Memorial Leadership Fund

Mission Statement

The International Foot & Ankle Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1979 and is dedicated to providing the highest level of continuing medical education on the foot and ankle, with emphasis on medicine, surgery and research. With programs in venues around the globe, IFAF engages foot and ankle specialists worldwide with:

  • Multiple Live Seminars with a Variety of Qualified Speakers
  • Live Broadcast Online CME Programs
  • Hands-on Surgical Workshops Covering Up-to-Date Techniques in Ankle and Leg Procedures
  • Three Hands-on Ankle Arthroscopy Courses with a Faculty of Four Leading Ankle Arthroscopists
  • The Journal of the International Foot & Ankle Foundation

Revenues help support the following entities:

  • Swedish Podiatric Surgical Residency Program,
  • Franciscan Foot and Ankle Institute’s Podiatric Surgical Residency and Fellowship,
  • NW Podiatric Surgical Biomechanics Research Laboratory in Seattle, Washington,
  • Ankle Arthroscopy Courses,
  • Seattle Lower Extremity Surgical Symposium (SLESS) – A Multidiscipline Approach to Advanced Management of Lower Extremity Problems,
  • Lower Extremity Research Projects,
  • Residency Graduation for the NW Podiatric Residency Consortium
  • Sponsorship of Charitable Events and supporting programs:
    • Barry University’s Yucatan Children’s Project
    • North Colorado Podiatric Surgical Residency
    • The Gerald T. Kuwada, DPM, Memorial Leadership Fund

Vision Statement

To continue to be the premier organization offering quality continuing medical education to foot and ankle surgeons around the world through scientific meetings, conferences, workshops, and advanced postgraduate courses, with an emphasis on collegiality and improving patients’ lives.

IFAF has been approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

Non Discrimination Policy:

The International Foot & Ankle Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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  • Doctors in a lab
  • Group of doctors posing for a photo
  • People watching a slideshow presentation
  • Dock and others posing for group photo
  • Doctors looking at an x-ray in a lab