The course is structured across three days and the 2019 programme is available below for reference. A series of lectures, saw-bone workshops and breakout sessions will provide delegates with an up to date comprehensive overview of pathologies relevant to the adult foot and ankle. Every year, the course invites three internationally renowned surgeons to join the UK faculty (details of the 2021 confirmed speakers will follow). To see what previous delegates have thought of the course, please read selected feedback below the programme.

Tuesday - Forefoot Disorders

08.00 Registration

08.25 Hallux valgus evaluation - Paul Halliwell
08.45 Distal & scarf osteotomies - Mike Hennessey
09:05 MIS vs. open surgery - Gillian Jackson
09.20 Lapidus fusion - Nick Cullen
09.35 Discussion & Case Presentations

10.00 Coffee break

10.30 Hallux rigidus - Ben Rudge
10.50 Bunionettes - Alexej Barg
11:05 Sesamoid disorders - Heath Taylor
11.20 Metatarsalgia & the plantar plate - Nick Cullen
11.40 Lesser toe disorders - James Davis

11.55 Balancing the forefoot - Nick Cullen
12.05 Panel Discussion

12.30 Lunch break

13.30 Diabetic foot - Venu Kavarthapu

13.55 Rheumatoid foot - Patricia Allen

14.20 Sawbone workshop - scarf osteotomy

15.15 Coffee break

15.45 Sawbone workshop - 1st MTPJ fusion

16.30 Sawbone workshop - Lapidus fusion

17.20 Difficult cases

18.45 Close

Feedback From Previous Years



  • Excellent faculty - all friendly and approachable as well as very knowledgeable and experienced.

  • Covered everything you could need to know.

  • Really well organised with everything running on time.

  • A big thank you to the whole organising committee, It's been a wonderful enriching experience for me.

  • I would like to congratulate the organiser and everyone who put all their effort to make this course very balance and knowledgeable to everyone. 

  • Enjoyed the course a lot.

  • Interesting cases discussed. Very valuable.

  • High faculty to attendee ratio.

  • Best faculty, very well organised, almost all topics covered to the highest quality possible.

  • Very good information, new angles on routine problems and examination techniques were good.

  • Very well organised, covers the most of the topics of foot and ankle. presentation was very good.

  • Good schedule for the 3 days, interesting topics, good faculty.


  • Sessions by Christian Ortiz were excellent. Fracture sessions were brilliant and helped changed practice.

  • Excellent trauma / forefoot  presentations  and overall organization.

  • The quality of the information was great. The presenters were excellent.

  • The skill stations were very useful in helping me understand pathology and how to correct it.

  • Comprehensive, good speakers, useful workshops.

  • Contents covered most important aspects of F+A, Workshops were excellent.

  • Great faculty, approachable, know their area of expertise and explained things well.

  • Well organised, Good lectures, Covered almost the entire subject of foot and ankle surgery.