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World Congress of Podiatry

The FIP World Congress of Podiatry is the premier foot and ankle conference of the International Federation of Podiatrists – Federation Internationale des Podologues (FIP-IFP). Since the inception of the World Congress of Podiatry in 1966, this world class event serves to be the largest gathering of international podiatrists who will join together as colleagues from over 40 countries. The conference features oral and poster presentations, interactive workshops and an exhibitor hall of over 100 podiatric service providers from around the world.

2019 World Congress of Podiatry

Mexico will welcome the 2019 FIP World Congress of Podiatry. The FIP-IFP and the Federacion Mexicana de Podologos y Podiatras (FEMEPO) are proud to present Cancun as the next destination for the 2019 World Congress.

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2016 FIP World Congress of Podiatry Montreal, Canada

In 2016 the FIP-IFP hosted the best World Congress in its history. The Palais des Congrès of Montreal welcomed over 850 of the world’s leading specialists in foot care over 3 days. The conference opened up with the flag ceremony followed by the address of the FIP-IFP President, Carine Haemels. The cultural entertainment was provided by an amazing cirque performance by Cirque Fantastique.

Keynote speakers included Dr. John Bell, a Canadian who is Scientific Director of the recently awarded National Centre of Excellence for the Development of Biotherapeutics for Cancer Therapy and also heads, the Canadian Oncolytic Virus Consortium, a Terry Fox funded group that is developing virus based cancer therapeutics. Dr. Bell who will be presenting a session on New Frontier in Treating Cancer.

Dr. Kristien van Acker is the Chair of the International Working Group (IWGDF) and the Chair of the Consultative Section of the Diabetic foot of International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Dr. Van Acker will be the speaking on The Challenge of Filling the Gap of Diabetic Foot Care on the International Level: Podiatrists Are the Gate Keepers!

Dr. Leonard Levy, Dean of three podiatric medical schools, president of one, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University, Life Member, American Academy of Dermatology, Emeritus Member, American Public Health Association, Dr. Levy spoke on the Role of the Profession In Public Health.

Additional presenters included Drs. Brad Bakotic, Michael Graham, Tracey Vlahovic, Aditya Gupta, Margreet Van Putten, Kevin Kirby, Lawrence Osher, Patrick Deheer, Francois Allart , Matt Garoufalis, Jeffrey Ross, Joseph Caporusso and many others.

This event was co-hosted by the International Federation of Podiatrists (FIP-IFP) and the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA). Check out the presentations.

2016 FIP World Congress Pictures of the Opening Ceremony

  • 2016 Opening Ceremony

2013 FIP World Congress of Podiatry Rome, Italy

FIP World Congress with AIP Logo

Dr. Joe Caporusso reflects on the World Congress


To hear FIP-IFP Past President Dr Caporusso’s (2012-2014) final thoughts on the 2013 World Congress of Podiatry click here. 


FIP World Congress of Podiatry since 1966

1966 Brussels, Belgium 1993 Zaragoza, Spain
1968 Duisburg, Germany 1995 London, UK
1970 Florence, Italy 1998 Goteborg, Sweden
1973 Salzburg, Austria 2001 Paris, France
1976 The Hague, The Netherlands 2004 Boston, United States of America
1979 London, Great Britain 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark
1982 Copenhagen, Denmark 2010 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1985 Barcelona, Spain 2013 Rome, Italy
1988 Rome, Italy 2016 Montréal, Canada
1991 Nice, France 2019 Cancún, Mexico