Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation has joined the Patellofemoral Foundation's corporate benefactors with the first major contribution of 2011.
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The Patellofemoral Tavelling Fellowship started in 2005, with Fred Almqvist and Ryosuke Kuroda travelling in 2005, and Elvire Servien and Christina Stukenborg-Colsman in 2007, began under the aegis of the Patellofemoral Foundation, and the selection committee of the Scientific Committee of the ISAKOS. The very first Travelling Fellow was Jason Koh, before ISAKOS was involved. Until this year, only one Travelling Fellow was selected.
At the 2009 ISAKOS Meeting, in Osaka, Japan, there was the much welcome surprise that three Travelling Fellows were to travel with a Godfather. On this occasion, the Fellowship was to take place in the spring of 2010. The four Patellofemoral Traveling Fellows 2010 made their way to San Francisco from different parts of the world. Dr. Petri Sillanpää from Tampere, Finland and Dr. Philip Schöttle from Zurich, Switzerland met the Godfather, Prof. Nicola Maffulli from London, England, at Heathrow Airport, and proceeded together to San Francisco. Petri and Nicola travelled in economy, and Philip exerted his charm on the check in ladies to get an upgrade to business class. This was a sign of things to come!
At the March 2010 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting in New Orleans, Dr Fulkerson hosted a luncheon for the board of directors, corporate benefactors, and the ISAKOS travelling fellows at Mr B's Bistro on Royal Street. The newly released Patellofemoral Online Education was highlighted as the fellows met to discuss their April journey to patellofemoral centers in USA, France and England. At the luncheon, Elizabeth Arendt, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Minnesota joined other individual benefactors with a major contribution to the Patellofemoral Foundation.