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    The website for the International Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
    Research Retreat can be accessed at:

    Abstracts will be accepted between Friday, October 24, 2008 and
    midnight on Friday, November 21, 2008.
    Instructions for formatting and submission of the abstracts is
    provided on the website along with hotel and registration information.

    ***Please note*** You will receive an automatic verification of
    receipt of your abstract. If you do not receive this (and have
    checked your spam folder), please contact me.

    Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information.
    We look forward to your submissions and to a successful meeting!

    all the best,

    Irene Davis

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    International Patellofemoral Joint Research Retreat:
    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Local, Distal and Proximal Factors

    Hosted by the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
    University of Southern California

    Meeting Location: The Admiral Fell Inn, Baltimore, MD
    Meeting Dates: April 30 - May 2, 2009

    Meeting Organizers

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

    Keynote Speakers

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


    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.


    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 accommodation 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 for an additional cost.


    Abstracts related to both the etiology and treatment of PFPS are
    being solicited. Abstract submission will be open between Oct. 24 and
    Nov 21, 2008. All abstracts must be submitted by Nov 21, 2008 at
    midnight EST to be considered. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed for
    scientific merit and relevance to the meeting. Participants will be
    notified of acceptance by December 14, 2008. Abstracts will be
    published in Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
    following the meeting. Abstracts presented within the previous 12
    months will be allowed, but must include the reference for the
    original presentation.


    We would like to acknowledge our sponsors for their support of this

    DonJoy, Inc
    BTE, Inc
    Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
    Foot Management, Inc
    KLM, Inc
    University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department

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    Irene Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM
    Director of Research, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
    Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy
    305 McKinly Lab
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716

    (302)831-4263 (ph)
    (302)831-4234 (fax)

    Irene Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM
    Director of Research, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
    Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy
    305 McKinly Lab
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716

    (302)831-4263 (ph)
    (302)831-4234 (fax)