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Ankle and Foot Associates (AFAS)
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This section brings together the key figures in sports-related ankle and foot pathology, with a special focus on arthroscopy. This European pool of expertise aims to:

  • create the best environment for research
  • ensure that discoveries and best-techniques are disseminated
  • improve the profile of sports-related ankle and foot practitioners
  • enforce professional standards, thus ensuring the best care for patients with sports-related ankle and foot injuries

AFAS Board 2016-2018

Chairman: Hélder Pereira (Portugal)
Past Chairman: Niek van Dijk (The Netherlands)
Vice-Chairman: James Calder (United Kingdom)
General Secretary: Daniël Haverkamp (The Netherlands)
Treasurer: Pietro Spennachio (Italy)
Educational Secretary: Ákos Kynsburg (Austria)
Board members:
John Kennedy (USA)
Stephane Guillo (France)
Xavier Martin Oliva (Spain)

Recent Events

ESSKA-AFAS Course: State of the art on ankle pathology & sports trauma - 28-29 January 2016 in Barcelona, Spain
This theoretical and practical cadaver course was held at the Medicine University of Barcelona.
Details regarding the event are available in the course programme and on the event website.

AFAS Membership

To qualify for AFAS you must:

  • Be a member of ESSKA (you can apply here)
  • Consider yourself a specialist on the ankle and foot, or intend to specialise on the ankle and foot
  • Have ankle and foot as your main area of clinical practice and scientific work
  • Fill in the online application form

What is the fee? The annual AFAS membership fee is EUR 50.

Do I qualify? To qualify for AFAS you must be an ESSKA member.

How to apply: Fill in the online AFAS Application Form.

Whom should you contact in ESSKA?

For queries and difficulties, please contact Delphine Briy (

In case of questions related to scientific and educational work of AFAS, please contact AFAS General Secretary, Daniel Haverkamp (

Access AFAS


ESSKA Executive Office Luxembourg
Centre Médical - FNM
76, rue d'Eich | L-1460 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 4411 7026 | Fax: +352 4411 7678

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