ACFAS 2023 will feature education on the latest advances in foot and ankle surgery, with the most advanced curriculum in the profession.


General Session

Inspiration and encouragement from thought leaders are an energizing component of the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference programming.

This year’s featured keynote speaker is ESPN commentator, Victoria Arlen.

After being diagnosed with two rare conditions, Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Victoria Arlen lost the ability to speak, eat, walk and move at the age of 11. She spent four years in a vegetative state and doctors believed she had little chance of recovery. But Victoria fought for her life. She defied the odds to win a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, begin a broadcasting career with ESPN, and competed on Dancing with the Stars. Her autobiography, Locked In, was published in 2018.

In this very special ACFAS 2023 Keynote presentation, Victoria will share her incredible story of overcoming challenges, finding gratitude and alternative perspective, and using obstacles to create meaningful change.



Concurrent Educational Sessions

Considered the heart of the conference, these sessions feature a wide range of topics. Here are just a few of the many highlights of the ACFAS 2023 educational program!  Get the latest advances in foot and ankle surgery with cutting-edge topics including:

  • International Total Ankle
  • International MIS
  • Physician Wellness
  • Has the Student Become the Teacher?


For a complete list of sessions check out the Schedule at a Glance and our Preliminary Brochure!


Part of the ACFAS 2023 program, these optional hands-on surgical workshops allow you to take a deeper dive into critical procedures. Note that there is an additional fee to register for these workshops.

  • Flatfoot Workshop (Cadaver)
  • 2nd MTP Workshop (Cadaver)
  • Lapidus Workshop (Cadaver)
  • MSK Ultrasound Workshop
  • Flaps Workshop