Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship

Sponsored by The Patellofemoral Foundation, Inc.

History of the Award

The first ISAKOS Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship was awarded in 2005 on behalf of ISAKOS and the Patellofemoral Foundation (PFF) providing one opportunity per year for a young orthopaedic surgeon to travel to various medical sites around the world to learn more about patellofemoral disease and how well-respected expert physicians, surgeons and therapists are treating it. At each site the traveling fellow participates in patellofemoral research, patellofemoral surgical procedures, patient management or cadaver dissections in order to broaden their knowledge of the disease. The knowledge learned by the travelling fellow is invaluable and is then passed on to contemporaries, and patients.

Past Winners

2019-2021

Robert Magnussen, MD, MPH UNITED STATES
Marc Tompkins, MD UNITED STATES

2017-2018

Sheanna Maine, FRACS, AUSTRALIA
Mauro Núñez, MD, COSTA RICA

2015-2016

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Jacqueline Louise Munch MD, USA
Nikolaos K. Paschos MD, PhD. USA

2013-2014

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Laurie Hiemstra, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Canada
Shital Parikh, MD, USA

2011-2012

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Ashraf Abdelkafy, MD, Egypt
Geraldo Luiz Schuck De Freitas, MD, Brazil

2009-2010

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Nicola Maffulli, United Kingdom
Christian Lattermann, USA
Petri Sillanpaa, Finland
Philip Schoettle, Germany

2007-2008

Elvire Servien, France - View Report
Christina Stukenborg, Germany - View Report

2005-2006

Ryosuke Kuroda, Japan - View Report
Karl F. Almqvist, Belgium - View Report

Purpose of the Award

The Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to young orthopaedic surgeons interested in the study and advancement of understanding of the patellofemoral joint. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote better understanding and communication around the world regarding patellofemoral pain.

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to submit two short essays (250 words or less), two letters of recommendation and their curriculum vitae. The first short essay must indicate their interest in the patellofemoral joint and reasons for applying for the fellowship and the second short essay should indicate their Academic Goals and Teaching Opportunities. Please ensure submitted CVs include orthopaedic training, including fellowships, list of publications and awards.

All applications must be submitted by September 10, 2018.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed and winners will be selected by representatives of the ISAKOS Traveling Fellowship Committee and The Patellofemoral Foundation. Preference will be given to young orthopaedic surgeons who have established an academic record of accomplishment.

Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded once every two years during the ISAKOS Biennial Congress. The two to four recipients will receive waived registration to the ISAKOS congress and will be presented with a framed certificate at the ISAKOS Congress.

For each fellowship recipient, ISAKOS will provide a stipend of US $5,000 to permit visits to several centers, worldwide, that offer opportunities to learn about the complexities of patellofemoral pain. Fellows must complete travel within the designated term and are encouraged, but not required, to travel together. Fellows must document their travels, write a report of the experience to present at the next ISAKOS Congress.

Note: Individuals are only permitted to receive one fellowship per Congress. ISAKOS fellowship recipients, if not already an ISAKOS Member, are required to become an ISAKOS Member prior to receiving their award. One year of Membership dues will waived.

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