The Amsterdam Foot & Ankle Course was founded in 2000. Since then professionals from all over the world have participated. The annual courses focus on Minimal Invasive Surgery of the Hindfoot and Ankle, featuring Cadaver Lab Sessions, Lectures, Interactive Computer Courses, Live Surgery, a Live Clinical Demonstration, an Ankle Brace Workshop and a Fireside Quiz. Lectures are interactive and supported by a Wireless Interactive Voting System. The Hands-on Sessions in the Cadaver Lab present the latest techniques in Minimal Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery. There is a national and international faculty. The course has a limited number of participants, allowing each participant ample opportunity to practice during the Cadaver Lab sessions and to interact with the faculty.
The Amsterdam Foot & Ankle Course is approved by the Dutch Orthopaedic Association with 14 accreditation points.
The International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports medicine (ISAKOS), the European Society of Sports traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and the UEMS (Continuous Medical Education) provided patronage for the 10th Amsterdam Foot & Ankle Course 2010.
Dr. Paul Cooke
“I was very impressed by the course, but also by the whole team that put it together. Nothing seemed too much trouble, everyone seemed to help all the time, you have a wonderful team and the effect of this were obvious.”
Dr. James DeOrio
“What a wonderful course you have created! I shall pass all the hundreds of large and small tips you gave on to the fellows and residents.”
"The course was very good and I was humbled at what I don't know about the ankle"
"A pleasure to take part in this excellent course"
"It was a fantastic course, I love van Dijk, I love his team, I love Amsterdam"
"Thanks to professor van Dijk for the excellent course. This is probably one of the best courses I have been on for a long time"
"I think this course was perfect, I'm a true arthroscopist now!"
"Very clear presentations with fantastic images and diagrams, spoken in very good English!"