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PFF Holds Annual Board Meeting in New Orleans

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The Patellofemoral Foundation held its annual board meeting at the recent AAOS in New Orleans on March 9, 2018. Oceana Grill hosted the event which occurs prior to the annual luncheon and serves to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of PFF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. This year the award was presented to Dr Robert Teitge of Detroit, Michigan.

The Board continues to focus on education related specifically on diagnostic and treatment options for patellofemoral patients. Ample time was devoted to developing an effective, comprehensive, and high quality online education series.  The task is supported with the excellent volunteer support of several members of the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG) that include Drs. Beth Shubin Stein (NYC), Seth Sherman (Columbia, MO), Jackie Munch (Portland, OR), and Adam Yanke (Chicago).

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The PFF Foundation Board of Directors at Oceana Grill in New Orleans.

 

The Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation hosted its annual luncheon on March 9, 2018, in conjunction with this year’s AAOS in New Orleans. Oceana Grill provided a great meal and wonderful New Orleans atmosphere as the PFF awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Robert Teitge of Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. John Fulkerson, President of the PFF, thanked the many guests for their ongoing support of the Foundation’s goals and then introduced Dr. Teitge, while referencing a tremendous career that included many accomplishments that benefited the knowledge and treatment of the patellofemoral joint. Dr. Teitge delivered comments that reflected on his approach to research and use of technology in his practice.

Also in attendance at the luncheon were prior recipients of the PFF Lifetime Achievement Award, Drs. Liza Arendt and Philippe Neyret, as well as numerous representatives from corporate sponsors. One of the goals of the luncheon is to show appreciation to those companies that have consistently and significantly supported the PFF.  

Next year’s luncheon will be at the AAOS meeting in Las Vegas in March 2019.

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Dr. John Fulkerson, right, with 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Robert Teitge.

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The Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation were honored to present the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso MD PhD.  Dr. Sanchis-Alfonso works at the Hospital Arnau de Vilanova in Valencia, Spain. Prior recipients of the award, Drs. Elizabeth Arendt and Alan Merchant, attended the celebration luncheon to honor their peer.

Dr. Sanchis-Alfonso was introduced by PFF board president, John Fulkerson MD who summarized his career work and significant accomplishments. The attendees were then treated to a heartfelt and poignant speech that was highlighted by an incredible accounting of dates and events that defined his career  passion for the patellofemoral joint. He mentioned that he still owns and cherishes his first communication from Dr. Fulkerson!

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