2013-11-09 文章来源：骨科在线 点击量：714 我要说
The Exclusive Interview for Professor Antonio ViladotVoegeli(The Chairman of European Foot and Ankle Society)
Donghao Xu, Tianjin First Central Hospital, Special Correspondent for Daily News
COA Special Correspondent Xu: Dear Professor Antonio, welcome to COA 2013. It’s our great honor to invite you to China and bring us brilliant presentations.
Antonio: China is an amazing country. I am so glad to attend this great conference and to have the presentation here.
Xu: As the Chairman of EFAS, could you please give us a brief introduction of the EFAS?
Antonio: Currently, EFAS has 3,100 European members and the society has increased by 1000 members since 2007. There are 20 member countries in EFAS, including: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK. The Goal of EFAS is to exchange knowledge, to interact, to promote foot and ankle surgery, and to bring the work to higher standards creating a unique European identity for all members. EFAS organises Instructional Courses, Advanced Symposia and Congresses, Cadaver Courses for Members and Non Members.
Xu: With the progress of the globalizing, countries around world are getting more and more close relationship. Are there any future cooperation between EFAS and Chinese Orthopaedic?
Antonio: EFAS is an opening society for all orthopaedic surgeons not only in European countries but also the entire world. Just like I mentioned, EFAS organizes courses, advanced Symposia and Congresses. We provide cadaver courses for member and non-member doctors who are interesting in foot and ankle surgery. We believe that the efforts we did will benefit all doctors and to achieve a win-win situation. The latest event of EFAS is the 4th EFAS Advanced Hindfoot Symposium, which will be hold in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 6th-7th December 2013. Chinese orthopaedic doctors are welcomed to attend this symposium.
Xu: I believe there will be more and more cooperation between EFAS and Chinese Orthopaedic Society. Could you please give us any suggestions on the future development of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, especially for young surgeons?
Antonio: The Foot and Ankle Surgery career is developing rapidly in Europe, America and South America. Compared to these countries, China still has a long way to go in Foot and Ankle Surgery career. In my opinion, there are two aspects are important, the basic training course and cadaver course. The basic course can provide the basic knowledge of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Only by fully understanding the basic knowledge, the young doctors can find the great charm of this career. The cadaver course could provide the changes to young doctors for practicing operation skills. I believe that the Foot and Ankle career in China will develop very rapidly and more young doctors will devoted them in this career.