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04-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Call for Abstracts
We are calling for abstracts related to etiology, treatment and natural history of PFPS
Abstracts can be submitted between April 1st and May 1st
June 15 Author notification

For more information, please visit our website http://www.revaki.ugent.be/?q=en/pfretreat/announcement

Meeting dates: August 31 - September 1, 2011
Meeting location: Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium (Europe)
Conference Host: Erik Witvrouw, PhD, PT. University of Ghent, Belgium

Conference Organizers:
Irene Davis, PhD, PT Harvard Medical School
Christopher Powers, PhD, PT. University of Southern California
Kay Crossley, PhD, PT. University of Melbourne, Australia
Jenny McConnell, MBiomedEng PT. University of Melbourne

Keynote Speakers
Christopher Powers, PhD, PT. University of Southern California
Jenny McConnell, PT, MBiomedEng PT. University of Melbourne

The aim of the meeting to improve our insight and knowledge concerning:
1. The causes of PFPS, which may be:
- Local factors (related to the patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint)
- Proximal factors (related to the hip and pelvis)
- Distal factors (related to the foot)
2. Optimal interventions (directed at the specific causes)
3. The natural history of PFPS

Meeting Format
This will be a 2-day format comprised of keynote speakers, podium and poster presentations, panel discussions and consensus building. In order to facilitate the retreat atmosphere, the meeting will be limited to the first 50 participants. The participants will also serve as moderators of sessions and discussions.

Het Pand is an old Dominican monastery located in the heart of the city on the banks of the river Leie, near the medieval port with the guildhalls as its remnants

We hope to see you there