OIFE

Seasonal Greetings from OIFE

Dear friends & contacts of OIFE. It’s Christmas Eve in Switzerland and I’m taking a moment before family dinner to look back on the year that has passed. To be honest it has been 12 months of ups and downs in the OIFE. To start with the saddest part, it has been a challenging and…

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STORIES

Artists with OI: Veronica Tulli

Interview and translation: Anna Rossi Can you introduce yourself? My name is Veronica Tulli and my stage name is LuluRimmel. I live in Rome, Italy. I am a singer, songwriter and performer. And I am quite confident in saying this. But I do not hide that at least in Italy, this is quite a bold…

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ADVOCACY

Call for proposals for research projects

The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) has made a preliminary announcement about the upcoming 2020 call for proposals for pre-clinical research to develop effective therapies for rare diseases like OI. A number of national and regional funding organisations will participate in the call, alongside the European Commission and the EJP-COFUND action, to…

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ADVOCACY

Rare2030

The Rare2030 Panel of Experts (nearly 200 key opinion leaders in rare disease policy) met in person for the first time in Brussels on November 7th to discuss trends in rare disease diagnostics, treatment, care and social support and how they may lead to future policy scenarios. Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg (ePAG in ERN BOND suggested…

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MEMBERS

Meet OIF Ghana

My name is Justina Yiadom-Boakye, a mother to a child living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. I am also the founder and the current President of OIF-Ghana, who recently became a member of the OIFE. Though it might be difficult to give the exact number of people living with the condition here in Ghana, however, using the…

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ADVOCACY

CEF-meeting in Brussels

On November 8th Céu Barreiros (treasurer) represented OIFE at the Council of Federations-meeting in Brussels hosted by EURORDIS. The Council of European Rare Disease Federations (CEF) provides a platform for the exchange of experiences and information across federations working for different diseases or group of diseases. The council also allow federations to work together on…

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STORIES

This is not a person

Mr. Pablo Ostarek from Spain has OI himself and is a film maker by profession. Now he has a new project, with the topic of overprotection, something many people with OI can relate to. We have asked him to tell us a little bit about his project and his intentions behind the film Esto no…

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OIFE

In Memory of Ida

We struggle to find the words to announce the death of OIFE’s 2nd Vice President Ida Männistö (30) from Finland. Ida passed away in her own home on October 19th 2019. Ida was curious, smart, fearless, engaged and never afraid of new challenges. She lived life to the fullest and we feel so very sad…

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MEDICAL

14th ISDS Meeting in Oslo, Norway

The 14th International Skeletal Dysplasia Society (ISDS) meeting took place in Oslo, Norway from the 11th -14th September 2019. OIFE was not present, but we asked Dr. Antonella Forlino (see photo in report below), who’s a member of OIFE’s Medical Advisory Board to report back from the sessions that were most interesting for OI. On…

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