Dear Colleagues,

Please allow us to further update you on the preparations for the FOOT International Congress from June 23 to June 25, 2016 in Berlin, this time with information on the Social Activities.

Alexander von Humboldt

The URANIA, our congress venue, is named after the muse for astronomy of the Greek mythology. It is claimed to be the first Science Center of the World, as it was established already in 1888 with the dedicated aim to present scientific findings and inventions to a broader public in intelligible lectures, supported by experiments and demonstrations – a concept that is still present. The basic idea for the foundation of the Urania goes back to the natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt (pictured left and painted by Joseph Stieler, 1843) from Berlin who had started to educate the public about natural science findings in his series of ‘Kosmos lectures’. So the atmosphere should help to stimulate the scientific enthusiasm of our attendees.

Nowadays, the Urania is an organization with 1800 members, and its aim is to provide scientific education for all citizens. As an interdisciplinary platform, the Urania society presents the latest findings from science, culture and society to a broad public and provides space for debate and discussion, which is perfectly in accordance with the aims of our congress. So we hope that this environment will also be appropriate for our Welcome Party which will be held after the scientific program of Thursday.

Bar jeder VernunftOn Friday evening, we will get together for the Congress Dinner and After Party at the BAR JEDER VERNUNFT, (translated as either ‘Bar of all reasoning’ or ‘Bared of all reasoning’). It is described as a dreamy oasis in the center of Berlin where the glamour of the roaring twenties lives on. It is a ‘mirror tent’ with a regular program of chanson, entertainment, show acts and comedy. Besides the excellent show program the BAR JEDER VERNUNFT is also popular for its tasty cuisine. In nice weather you can also enjoy the outdoors in the illuminated the beer garden. Guest can choose to join for Dinner and Entertainment from 8 p.m. or for the Late Party from 10 p.m. until late with Bar and D.J.

During and after the congress, there are several options with Guided tours in and around Berlin to encounter the rich history of the city and the region, either on a coach, or by boat, or just kicking the pavement.

Schloss Sanssousi

Potsdam Castle (Schloss Sanssousi)

East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery
(next to the Oberbaumbrücke)

We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin in a couple of weeks!

Martinus Richter EFAS & D.A.F.       Henrik Boack D.A.F.       Dieter Rosenbaum, i-FAB

European Foot and Ankle Society Deutsche Assoziation Fuß und Sprunggelenk e.V. i-FAB