Birmingham Patellofemoral Masterclass

28th & 29th October 2016

The Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK

Registered with 10 credits for CPD purposes.

This is a not for profit course

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2016 Speakers

Andrew Amis, Tanweer Ashraf, Heinz Bereiter, Surabhi Choudhary, Simon Donell, Sameh El-Kawy, Christian Fink, Philippe Neyret, Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso. (See Faculty biographies)

Available to download:

Knee Pain and Symptoms of Instability
Prof. Simon Donell

(PDF 206KB)

2014 group photo

Above: 2014 faculty and delegates

Following the great success of Birmingham Patella-femoral Masterclass in 2012 and 2014 we are delighted to announce that the third biennial meeting will be held on 28th and 29th October 2016. This unique course is dedicated to Patello-femoral joint disorders in both young and ageing population.

Similar to our previous meetings, the course is aimed at the level of consultants and senior registrars. It will run over two days. The first day is dedicated to the young patella-femoral joint problems including children (instability, pain), while the second day will focus on the management of early and established arthritis of the Patella-femoral joint. On both days the delegates will learn through lectures, hands-on workshops and clinical case discussion delivered by the world experts in the field.

We are honoured to welcome our faculty for the third Masterclass meeting which include some of the most imminent world experts in the field.

The programme for this meeting will cover the latest update on different techniques used for treatment of instability in children and adults including what we have learned since our last meeting, management of the early arthritic PFJ. Additional feature this year is the introduction of cadaveric demonstration on the different ways of reconstructing the MPFL and TT transfer.

Clinical case discussion


Social opportunity


The venue

A key element to the meeting will be these discussions. Both the faculty and delegates will be presented with a wide variety of clinical cases. The panel will then discuss the treatment options based on their surgical experience and expertise and then open the floor to debate and discussion – you can be sure of a wide variety of views on outcomes, procedures, complications and other issues relating the the knee.


Discussion and debate is a key part of any course, that’s why there will be an opportunity for delegates and faculty to network over an informal dinner on Friday evening. You will be able to enjoy some of the finest local cuisine that Birmingham is renowned for, at one of the local restaurants, you can confirm your place when completing the delegate booking form.


The course is based at the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The main conference will take place in their purpose built, tiered lecture theatre in the hospitals Education Centre, which boasts the very latest in audio visual technology with breakout sessions immediately opposite the auditorium.

Birmingham Pat-Fem Instructional Course of 2014



We had an extremely successful meeting in 2014 as confirmed by the overwhelmingly positive feedback received. We have knowingly planned a slightly different content to the program and faculty in order to cover topics which remained uncovered.

Delegates who attended the 2014 course will enjoy a different perspective.



delegates at 2012 course