Thursday, 1 October 2015

UCLan hosts showpiece international event

UCLan teamed up with the University of Manchester during September to host a major Physiotherapy research event.

The International Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) Research Retreat and Clinical Symposium saw world leading experts gather in the North West to discuss their latest research findings and review the science around the condition.

PFP is the number one injury in runners and one of the most common orthopaedic problems seen by clinicians. The event was an opportunity to inspire new collaborations and ensure future research remains at the cutting edge in informing clinical practice.

UCLan's Professor James Selfe organised the four-day conference in conjunction with Dr Michael Callaghan from the University of Manchester.

He commented: "We were delighted to host the Symposium which summarised where we are today and highlighted where we are heading over the next few years.

"These are interesting times for researchers and clinicians interested in Patellofemoral Pain, as we continue to advance our knowledge and develop greater research evidence to support our clinical practice.

"The events were a tremendous success. Everyone worked really hard at the Retreat to develop the consensus statements which will be published in BJSM early next year.

"The Clinical Symposium was unique in the UK with some of the world leaders sharing their expertise to help improve patient outcomes. Everyone engaged very well and we were pleased to see high level debate and questioning."

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