Welcome to iPFRR17
July 18, 2017 | QT Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia

5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat

We are delighted to welcome you to the 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, to be held on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, from 18-20 July 2017.

Building on the four previous successful Retreats, iPFRR17 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 22 July 2017.  This will be held in Brisbane at The University of Queensland, approximately one hour north of the Gold Coast.  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.

Please click here for further details about the Clinical Symposium.

Keynote Speakers

  • Associate Professor Richard Souza

    Dr. Richard Souza is a physical therapist, and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  His research interests are focused on the relationships between mechanics of human movement and lower extremity injuries, combining advanced quantitative MR imaging and the evaluation of physical activity and loading behaviors.  Read more.

  • Associate Professor Thor Besier

    Dr Thor Besier is an Associate Professor at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and has a joint appointment with the Department of Engineering Science. Thor’s research combines medical imaging with computational modelling to understand mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury and disease.  Read more.


For details of the iPFRR17 scientific program, please click here.


Registrations for iPFRR17 have now closed.

Plan your trip

Click here for information on traveling to the Gold Coast and accommodation options.

Destination: Gold Coast

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  1. 1 December 2016

    Call for abstracts open

  2. 29 January 2017

    Call for abstracts closes

  3. 28 February 2017

    Notification to authors

  4. 1 April 2017

    Registration opens

  5. 12 May 2017

    Early bird registration closes

  6. 18-20 July 2017

    iPFRR17 (Gold Coast)

  7. 22 July 2017

    Clinical Symposium (The University of Queensland, Brisbane)


Date: July 18, 2017

Address: QT Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia

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