Meetings, Conferences and Events
Congratulations to Michael McBrayer and DJO for receiving the PFF Distinguished Service Award! The BOD of the Foundation is grateful for almost 2 decades of support for our goals!
The Patellofemoral Foundation was proud to again support the 20th International Sports Medicine Fellows conference held in Carlsbad, CA on February 7-8, 2020. The meeting celebrated the highest number of registrants and support from industry with guidance from Chairs of the event, Bert Mandelbaum, MD and Ralph Gambardella, MD. Saturday’s agenda was focused on the patellofemoral joint and featured presentations from PFF president and vice-president, John Fulkerson, MD and Jack Farr II, MD. The balance of the lectures were presented by IPSG members Christian Latterman, MD, Marc Tompkins, MD, Seth Sherman, MD (Program Co-Chair), Andreas Gomoll, MD, and Sabrina Strickland, MD. Surgical demonstrations followed the lectures and the meeting participants were then able to transition into a “hands-on” workshop hosted by the speakers.
Bill Post, chairman of IPSG proposes a toast to Dr Laurie Hiemstra, IPSG host 2019 and Patellofemoral scholar
A Tribute and Thank you to the Patellofemoral Foundation Executive Director Eric Dahlinger Eric Dahlinger was one of the four founders of the Patellofemoral Foundation in 2003, along with Ivan Lendl, Peter Jokl, and John Fulkerson. After serving on the board and developing the foundation, he was appointed unanimously by the Board to be Executive Director of the Foundation based on his loyal hard work, experience, commitment and outstanding leadership skills. He has played and continues to play a major critical role in the successes of the Patellofemoral Foundation. He is well loved by many, especially those who work with him on the Board. We are very fortunate that Eric is our Executive Director! John P. Fulkerson. M.D. President The Patellofemoral Foundation
The International Patellofemoral Study Group met in Banff Canada September 25-28. Here are (left to right): Betina Hinckel, Seth Sherman, Allan Merchant, Joan Merchant, Sylvia Sherman, Sabrina Strickland, and Andreas Gomoll
Dr Fulkerson and the Patellofemoral Foundation Board of Directors are most grateful to Drs Joao Espreguiera Mendes and Jason Koh for hosting the ISAKOS Patellofemoral Foundation Traveling Fellows luncheon in Cancun in May. A big thank you to both of them for their time and generosity!
Written by Sheanna Maine, MD Mauro Núñez, MD Regardless of our background, place of training or experience, we all have a common goal, to be able to offer our patients the best in terms of diagnostic certainty, timely and adequate treatment to improve their quality of life. Fellowship programs serve this purpose by seeking expertise in a specific area within our specialty. These programs have shown their value by significantly shortening the learning curve of those who have studied them. While this holds true for established academic programs that usually last for a period of one year, we did not know exactly what to expect from a Traveling Fellowship, much less what the similarities might be, nor the dissimilar areas in comparison to a formal academic programs. PFTF 2017-2019 Our itinerary included 2 continents, three countries and 5 centers, visited over 4 weeks. We started with a week-long visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota with Dr. Elizabeth Arendt, followed by a flying visit to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, with Dr Andrew Cosgarea and Dr Miho Tanaka. In that same [...]
Patellofemoral Foundation board members João Espreguiera Mendes and Jason Koh hosted a luncheon for past patellofemoral foundation/ISAKOS traveling fellows and guests at the May 2019 ISAKOS meeting in Cancun. Board members Ryosuke Kuroda and Dan Green also attended Photos Courtesy of PFF Board member Lieve Vanden Berghe
Congratulations to Drs Maine and Nunez who were announced as the latest 2018 Traveling Fellows by the PFF Board of Directors at ISAKOS in Cancun! In the pic: Drs Jason Koh and Ryosuke Kuroda of the Patellofemoral Foundation Board of Directors present the 2018 PF Foundation Traveling fellows, Drs Maine and Nunez, at ISAKOS in Cancun