Canada’s Largest Surgical Foot and Ankle Meeting

The University of Toronto’s Biennial Foot & Ankle Symposium’s continued success has been due to excellent speakers, dedicated participants, and enthusiastic exhibitors. With this in mind, we welcome you to join us at the 15th Biennial Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Symposium on April 5-6, 2024 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre, Canada.

The Biennial Foot and Ankle Symposium is Canada’s largest surgical Foot & Ankle meeting. Not only does it provide a centralized forum for practising orthopaedic surgeons to stay current, but it also allows for an opportunity to meet face-to-face. Biennial Foot & Ankle Symposium is the hub for the Canadian orthopaedic community.

Hot Topics

  • Orth Biologics
  • Minimally invasive (MIS) foot surgery and trauma
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction
  • External/circular ring fixators
  • Total ankle replacement

Thursday Skills Lab

A national panel of Canadian experts from coast to coast will offer an accredited surgical hands-on teaching lab at the Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Our surgical lab meeting will focus on Medial, lateral and supramalleolar osteotomies, Minimally invasive calcaneal osteotomy, Total Talus Replacement, Total Ankle Replacement and Circumferential External Fixators. This will be a fully accredited hands-on surgical lab with one-on-one teaching by expert faculty.

This symposium has incorporated a minimum of 25% interactive Q&A period in every speaker presentation. To further increase opportunities for engagement, the conference committee provides online tools that allow for the submission of questions and participant comments.

Additional registration is required for this surgical lab. Enrollment is limited.


This symposium aims to enhance academic and clinical expertise in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery, covering clinical care, education, rehabilitation, research, and prevention. Drawing insights from senior faculty and community-based faculty perspectives, the aim is to facilitate the exchange of recent research findings and clinical applications among orthopedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery. The program will create a collaborative learning environment, including symposiums, skills lab sessions, case presentations, and audience participation. Through a combination of didactic instruction and hands-on cadaveric skills labs, participants will engage in a diverse range of streams, fostering collaborative learning in a team setting. The program’s primary focus is on assessing and treating foot disorders.


After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify biologics’ applications in bone and soft tissue healing by the end of the program.
  • Enhance surgical proficiency and refine techniques for performing minimally invasive calcaneal osteotomy surgery and addressing trauma.
  • Gain increased familiarity with the topographic anatomy of the foot and ankle through active participation in the program.
  • Elevate the ability to enhance outcomes in cases involving Total Ankle Replacement (including Total Talus Replacement) and Circumferential External Fixators.
  • Implement improved small-quality initiatives to expand the clinical approach and enhance patient care competence.