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8 de junho de 2020

As the host of the next i-FAB 2020 in Brazil, it is my pleasure to announce and invite you to join us in this unique scientific venture in the next International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Meeting, to be held in São Paulo and organized by the i-FAB Committee and the University of São Paulo – USP.

The event will take place between April 5 and 8, 2020 and it will happen for the first time in South America. We have the pleasure and the honor to bring this high-level scientific meeting to Brazil and Sao Paulo for the first time ever. This is a great opportunity to visit this beautiful country and discuss cutting-edge research on foot and ankle biomechanics.

i-FAB 2020 will be a three-day scientific program with an exciting agenda in a single place. The program will be multidisciplinary and full of presentations from our international guests and invited speakers. 


The focus of the presentations will be subjects related to Footwear /
Orthotics, Sports, Physiotherapy / Rehabilitation, Clinical Biomechanics, Foot and Ankle Modeling, Orthopedics and Surgery.
The program includes:
– Special Sessions (2):
1) DIABETIC FOOT
 David G. Armstrong – Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
 Sicco Bus – University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam – Netherlands
2) WEIGHT-BEARING CT
 Francois Lintz – International WBCT Society, France
 Alberto Leardini – Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy


– Keynote Sessions (5):
1) WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY ACHILLES TENDON? THE EFFECTS OF RUNNING IN DIFFERENT FOOTWEAR
 Toni Arndt – Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences – Sweden; President of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB

2) THE UNEXPECTED CURSOR: EXPLORING THE UNIQUENESS OF HUMANS AS ENDURANCE RUNNERS
 Dennis Bramble – University of Utah, Salt Lake City – United States

3) INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN FOOT FUNCTION USING APPROACHES IN IMAGING AND MUSCULOSKELETAL MODELING
 Michael Rainbow – Queen’s University, Kingston – Canada

4) THE COLLAPSING FOOT: CHALLENGES IN DIAGNOSIS; TREATMENT; THE ROLE OF THE WEIGHT-BEARING CT
 Cesar de Cesar Netto – University of Iowa, Iowa City-IA – United States

5) THE FOOT CORE PARADIGM: LET’S THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE FOOT
 Irene Davis – Harvard Medical School, Cambridge – United States


– Pre-Congress activities:

1) SHORT COURSE: GAIT RETRAINING FOR RUNNING INJURIES: FOCUS ON THE FOOT
 Irene Davis – Harvard Medical School, Cambridge – United States
2) WORKSHOP: MULTI-SEGMENT FOOT MODELING TUTORIAL
Theoretical:
 Alberto Leardini – Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy
 Julie Stebbins – Gait Lab – Oxford University Hospitals
 Toni Arndt – Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences – Sweden; President of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB)
Pratical:
 Alessandra Matias – University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo – Brazil
 Paolo Caravaggi – Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy
3) LAB TOURS AT UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO OR AT INSTITUTE OF ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
– Networking day Outdoor social activities: water rafting or sightseeing walking tour. The goal is to foster social interactions among fellow attendees in addition to promote student and industry/academia relationships. The proposed day is also intended to connect people from different countries and foster horizontal integration between clinical and academic researchers, students and
people from more technical areas.
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For full programm and detailed information about the activities, please visit: https://www.i-fab2020.com/
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The registration is opened! Bring your team or colleagues and be eligible for progressive
discounts on your registration.
Register now at: http://i-fab2020.com/registration
We are looking forward do meeting you in São Paulo!!
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Isabel Sacco
Chair of I-FAB 2020 University of Sao Paulo – School of Medicine

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