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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Conference Report

A Perspective on the Recently Held World Foot and Ankle Congress

Mark Myerson

Keywords : COVID-19 crisis, Foot and ankle, Steps2Walk

Citation Information : Myerson M. A Perspective on the Recently Held World Foot and Ankle Congress. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2020; 7 (2):83-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1130

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


I recognized in early April 2020 that many of the national and international academic and educational conferences had been postponed or canceled due to the impact of the world coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) crisis. Our Steps2Walk humanitarian organization was forced to postpone many of our global programs in 2020, yet the ongoing need to fulfill our mission remained prescient. It was not clear when resumption of traditional meetings would take place, so I used this opportunity to develop the concept of an international Web-based meeting. This had never been attempted previously but I believed that it could take place with the resources that Steps2Walk could provide, the support of the world\'s foot and ankle leaders, and a strategic corporate partner. The goal of the Congress was therefore to support all surgeons during this time of crisis, recognizing the need to sustain our colleagues with a unique educational opportunity.

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