1-3 November 2018

Scarman Conference Centre, Coventry CV4 7SH

Patfem Masterclass logo

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

Following the success of Patellofemoral Masterclass in 2018, we are delighted to announce that the fifth biennial meeting will be held on 2nd & 3rd November 2020 with an optional cadaveric day on Wednesday 4th November.


Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd November – Millennium Point, Birmingham

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.

Wednesday 4th November, Cadaveric day - Keele Anatomy & Surgical Training Centre (limited to 16 places)

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 Monday evening.


New venue – Millennium Point

An award-winning Birmingham landmark in the heart of Eastside, Millennium Point is a unique venue destination in Birmingham City Centre, and just a short walk from all three main train stations. The home of ThinkTank (Birmingham’s science museum) and Birmingham City University amongst others.

Owned by Millennium Point Charitable Trust, events venue, meeting place and facilitator feeds back into our charity, in order to give back and support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related projects, initiatives, organisations and individuals across the West Midlands.

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