American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis
. . . dedicated to the training of podiatric residents
in the techniques and skills of skeletal fixation
trauma and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle

The American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis is a new educational organization for internal fixation. We are please to announce that we have formed an educational relationship with Smith and Nephew that will enable us to pursue our mission of teaching our profession in the field of internal fixation. We will be offering four courses in 2014, both comprehensive and advanced courses running concurrently on two different dates at the state-of-the-art facility of Smith and Nephew:

Orthopaedic Innovation Centre
7135 Goodlett Farms Parkway
Cordova, TN 38016

The first set of courses is scheduled for April 10 - 13, 2014
and the next will be September 4 - 7, 2014.

You may send an email to to be placed on a waiting list.

Our website is still being developed, but below are links to our course outlines.
Please note that before registering for the advanced course, you first must have attended
an AO Basic Course or an AAFAO Comprehensive Course.

Online registration is now active. Click the link below.
Residents need to fax us a letter from your residency director stating that you are in good standing,
the year of your residency program and that you have permission to attend the course.

Continuing Education Contact Hours
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards, requirements, and guidelines for approval of sponsors of continuing education in podiatric medicine through an affiliation of The Podiatry Institute and the American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis. The Podiatry Institute is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The Podiatry Institute has approved this activity for a maximum of 27 continuing education contact hours.

Hotel Information
There are several hotels located within a 10 minute drive of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Cordova, Tennessee. AAFAO does not have a specific hotel we are using for the course. Instead, we have partnered with Travel Leaders Travel Agency in order to offer you the best rates available in the area. Click here or the button below to view more information about available hotels for the April 2014 courses. Please email Trish at and she will respond
to you within 24 hours.

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