International Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Research Retreat

Baltimore, MD
Thursday, April 30, 2009

International Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Research Retreat
Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:00 PM -
Saturday, May 02, 2009 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Admiral Fell Inn
888 South Broadway
Historic Fells Point
Baltimore, MD 21231
United States

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common knee injuries seen by medical professionals.  It has recently been suggested that individuals who experience PFPS have a significantly greater chance of developing patellofemoral osteoarthritis later in life.  The etiology of PFPS is still not well-understood.  However, potential causes are often related to local, distal and proximal factors.  Local factors are those related to the patellofemoral joint and surrounding tissues.  Distal factors relate to mechanics of the foot and ankle.  Proximal factors are those that are related to the hip and pelvis.  The purpose of this retreat is to bring together scientists from around the world who are studying these factors related to PFPS. Our goal is to form a core group of scientists who will meet every two years to review the current state of the science.  We also hope that these meetings will facilitate collaborations between researchers both nationally and internationally.

Keynote Speakers
John Fulkerson, MD                Orthopedic Associates of Hartford
Kay Crossley, PhD, PT            University of Melbourne, Austrailia
Erik Witvrouw, PhD, PT            University of Ghent, Belgium 

This will be a 2-day format comprised of keynote speakers, podium presentations, panel discussions and consensus building. In order to facilitate the retreat atmosphere, the meeting will be limited to the first 50 participants.  There will be room for 30 podium presentations.  The participants will also serve as moderators of sessions and discussions.  The meeting includes an opening reception, breakfast and lunch for 2 days and an evening banquet.  Sailing on the Chesapeake will be optional on the evening of May 2nd for an additional cost.

Register now to receive the early bird rate.  The deadline is March 2nd, 2009. 

Meeting Organizers
Irene Davis, PhD, PT                 University of Delaware
Christopher Powers, PhD, PT    University of Southern California

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous
support of this retreat:

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
Foot Management, Inc.
KLM Laboratories, Inc.
University of Delaware Physical Therapy


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