We are delighted to welcome you to the 7th International Patellofemoral Research Retreat (iPFRR), to be held in Bologna, Italy, from 6-9 June 2023, at the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.

Building on the six previous successful Retreats, iPFRR23 will bring together leaders and experts in patellofemoral pain research from around the world. The aims of the Retreat are to share the latest patellofemoral pain research developments, discuss the literature to formulate consensus statements to disseminate knowledge, and develop a future research agenda for patellofemoral pain.

Following the Retreat, we invite all colleagues with an interest in patellofemoral pain to attend the Clinical Symposium on 9 June 2023 in Bologna. We have developed an exciting Symposium program, incorporating summaries of key information and outcomes of the Retreat, keynote presentations from highly respected international experts on patellofemoral pain, and interactive hands-on workshops to refine your clinical skills. For any clinician who manages patients with patellofemoral pain, the Clinical Symposium is an event not to be missed.

For more information, please visit:

Local Planning Team
  • Claudio Belvedere, PhD (IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna)
  • Lisa Berti, Physiatrist (University of Bologna & IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna)
  • Alberto Leardini, PhD (IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna)
  • Volga Bayrakcı Tunay, PhD, PT (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)