1-2 November 2018

Scarman Conference Centre
University of Warwick

3 November 2018

Cadaveric Day – WMSTC

A unique course dedicated to Patellofemoral joint disorders in both young and ageing population

Following the success of Birmingham Patellofemoral Masterclass in 2016, we are delighted to announce that the fourth biennial meeting will be held on 1st & 2nd November with an optional cadaveric day on Saturday 3rd November.


Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd November (Scarman Conference Centre, Coventry)

The first day is dedicated to the young patellofemoral 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. Among the sessions will be a mini symposium on cartilage defects in PFJ and management strategies.

On both days, the delegates will learn through lectures, hands-on workshops and clinical case discussion delivered by the world experts in the field.

Saturday 3rd November, Cadaveric day - West Midlands Surgical Training Centre (limited to 16 places) - SOLD OUT

For the first time in Europe a dedicated cadaveric course to practice all surgical techniques related to PFJ surgery.


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.

An additional feature this year is the introduction of cadaveric demonstrations on the different ways of reconstructing the MPFL and TT transfer.


Clinical case discussions

A key element to the meeting will be these case 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 to the knee.



Discussion is a key part of any course, that is why there will be an opportunity for delegates and faculty to network over an informal dinner hosted at the conference venue on the Thursday evening.


New venue

The course is based at a new venue for this meeting, Scarman House (part of the University of Warwick Conference Group). The venue is a purpose-built conference centre located just outside of Coventry.

Amenities include a tiered semi-circular lecture theatre, large meeting rooms, En-suite accommodation on site and free parking. It’s the ideal location for the meeting.

Scarman House lecture theatre

Course convenors

Sameh El-Kawy, course convenor

Sameh El-Kawy
South Warwickshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tanweer Ashraf, course convenor

Tanweer Ashraf
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham