ADVOCACY

ERN Exchange Programmes

We have important information for professionals working with rare bone conditions who belong to a healthcare provider in the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Diseases (ERN BOND). Get involved in the new Exchange Programme! And check out the ERN Research Mobility Fellowships! ERN Exchange Programme The European Commission funded the ERN Exchange Programme 2020-2022…

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MEMBERS

New OIFE Member: SFOI Sweden

From February 2021 OIFE got a new ordinary member organization Sveriges Förening för Osteogenesis Imperfecta (SFOI). Get to know them better through this interview with Lars-Göran Wadén, co-chair of SFOI. Who are you and what is your relationship with OI? Therese Rudolfsson and I, Lars-Göran Wadén, currently share the chairmanship of the OI-association in Sweden.…

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MEDICAL

A Quick jab and a glimpse of light

In Denmark some younger people with OI were prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Read about the experiences from Jacob below.  Text written by Jacob Ø. Wittorff, member of DFOI All it took was a quick jab, and then it was over. I got my COVID-19 vaccine on a cold but sunny afternoon in January.…

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OIFE Youth Event moved to 2022

OIFE Youth Event was supposed to take place in Poland in August 2020. It was later moved to August 2021. Because of the very uncertain situation around vaccines in Europe and travel restrictions due to Covid-19, the OIFE Executive Committee has decided to move the OIFE Youth Event to Poland in August 2022. This in…

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Athletes without Permission

Our Polish delegate Aneta is planning to write an eBook about good examples from people with OI living in Europe who are physically active in different ways. Aneta herself has OI type IV and has tried many different sports and activities: swimming, scuba diving, crossfit and climbing. The project has the working title “Athletes without…

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RESEARCH

Breathe, Eat, Sleep & Test!

OIers are frequently recommended to lose weight, but no indications or information on the nutritional status in OI are provided. Patients and families, therefore, end up with following a “do-it-yourself” diet, sometimes eating a lot of dairy products with the wrong idea to strengthen the bones and reduce the fractures incidence. Interview with Antonella Lo…

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The IMPACT Survey

The IMPACT Survey is a joint initiative between OIFE, OIF & Mereo BioPharma. The survey will be launched in summer 2021 and we will need the help of all our member organizations and the OI-community to spread the word and encourage as many people with OI (and parents) to fill in the survey.  Written by…

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ADVOCACY

OIFE at Rare Disease Week

Rare Disease Week (RDW) is a brand new week-long series of events organized by EURORDIS which started February 22nd 2021. It included many webinars that targeted on rare disease patient advocates. The goal was to empower them with knowledge and skills so they can effectively participate in advocative activities at a European level and influence…

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EDITORIALS

Enough is Enough! Speech from Rare2030

This text was originally given as a keynote speech by Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg at the Rare2030 conference in February 2020. It was later published as the editorial in OIFE-Magazine 1-2020.  “It has been a great honour to be a part of Rare2030. Building tomorrow’s roadmap for rare diseases is a project close to my heart, simply…

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