Welcome to iPFRR19
September 30, 2019 | Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, Milwaukee, WI, USA

6th International Patellofemoral Research Retreat (2019)

We are delighted to welcome you to the 6th International Patellofemoral Research Retreat, to be held in Milwaukee, WI, USA, from 1-3 October 2019.

Building on the five previous successful Retreats, iPFRR19 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 4 October 2019.  This will also be held in Milwaukee.  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.

More information about travel to Milwaukee, including reduced priced accommodations, can be found here.

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Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Monna Arvinen-Barrow, PhD, CPsychol AFBPsS (United Kingdom), UPV sert. (Finland)

    Dr. Monna Arvinen-Barrow is an Associate Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. Her research is focused on the psychosocial aspects of sport and performance injury occurrence, rehabilitation, recovery, and return to participation process. Dr. Arvinen-Barrow is the lead editor of two text books; The Psychology of Sport Injury and Rehabilitation (2013) and The Psychology of Sport and Performance Injury: An Interprofessional Case-Based Approach (2019). She has authored and co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed research publications, 20 book chapters, and over 150 workshops, seminars, symposia, and conference presentations. In 2016, Dr. Arvinen-Barrow received the Dorothy V. Harris award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology for her distinguished contributions in the field of sport and exercise psychology as a scholar/practitioner.

    For more information about this speaker, click here.

  • Dr. Bill Vicenzino, PhD, MSc, BPhty, GDSportsPhty

    Bill enthusiastically pursues an understanding of the best approach to managing musculoskeletal conditions, and to its dissemination. He focuses his scholarship in the areas of injuries related to physical activity and sports participation. He achieves this as the Chair in Sports Physiotherapy, Director of the Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal, Sport) and Sports Injuries Rehabilitation and Prevention for Health (SIRPH) research unit at the University of Queensland (Australia). He has published his clinical trials and studies on patellofemoral pain in leading journals (e.g., BMJ, BJSM), has published over 200 papers, 2 books, 26 book chapters and over 300 invited presentations.

    For more information about this speaker, click here.

  • Dr. Carolee Winstein, PhD, PT

    Dr. Carolee J. Winstein is Professor of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry with a joint appointment in the Department of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine and faculty in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program at USC.  She directs the Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory where she and her graduate students and postdocs run an interdisciplinary research program focused on understanding control, rehabilitation and recovery of goal-directed movements that emerge from a dynamic brain-behavior system in brain-damaged conditions. Her research program has been funded variously through NIH, NIDRR (now NIDILRR) and the Foundation for Physical Therapy consistently over the past 28 years. She serves as faculty for the NIH supported Training in Grantsmanship in Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR). She serves on the editorial board of the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and currently serves as the immediate past president and Chair of the Education Foundation for the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. Dr. Winstein has over 30 years of multidisciplinary collaborative research experience with a focus on neurorehabilitation, rehabilitation engineering, neuroimaging and clinical trials. She has mentored more than a dozen doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, neuroscience and rehabilitation. Dr. Winstein and her students and collaborators have authored more than 100 research papers including chapters, proceedings and commentaries with an overall h-index of 57, an indication of the impact of her research on the neurorehabilitation community.

    For more information about this speaker, click here.


Click here for the iPFRR19 scientific program.

Click here to register for iPFRR19!

Information on traveling to the Milwaukee and accommodations.

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  1. 1 February

    Call for abstracts is OPEN!

    To submit an abstract, click here: https://ipfrn.org/abstractsubmission/

  2. 15 March

    Call for abstracts closed

  3. 1 May 2019

    Notifications to authors regarding abstract submissions have been sent!

  4. 3 May 2019

    Click here to register for iPFRR2019

  5. 27 August 2019

    Early bird registration closes & hotel rates increase

  6. 1-3 October 2019

    iPFRR19 (Milwaukee)

  7. 4 October 2019

    Clinical Symposium (Milwaukee)


Date: September 30, 2019

Address: Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, Milwaukee, WI, USA

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