MEDICAL

OI-registries in the USA

In OIFE Magazine 2-2021 we published an interview with Brendan Lee, M.D. Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas about OI-registries in the USA. In Europe we are developing the EuRR-Bone – which OI-registries do you have in the US? There is a contact registry with ca 2500 individuals signed up, which is sponsored by the…

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MEDICAL

The systematic spiral

How clinical work, registries, research, guidelines and quality improvement are connected Interview with Lena Lande Wekre, M.D. in the Skeletal dysplasia team at TRS National Resource Centre for Rare Disorders, Norway Who are you and where are you currently working? My name is Lena Lande Wekre and I am a Medical Doctor in the Skeletal…

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Training with ballMEDICAL

Russia: Mobile Rehab Project

Read our interview with Nadezhda Epishina, M.D. and physical therapist Charitable Fund „Fragile people“ (Russian OI-organization) from Moscow, Russia. The interview was first published in OIFE Magazine 2-2021. Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? My name is Nadezhda Epishina. I am a doctor and a physical therapist. I have been engaged…

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Dr. Brendan LeeRESEARCH

Fresolimumab – a potential therapy for OI

In OIFE Magazine 2-2021 we published an interview with Brendan Lee, M.D. Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas about research on the potential therapy Fresolimumab (TGFb). Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I am a pediatrician and clinical geneticist who has engaged in basic, translational, and clinical research in skeletal…

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CONFERENCES

OIF Investigator Meeting

Summary by Ingunn Westerheim, Dr Oliver Semler and Dr Lars Folkestad The OIF investigator Meeting is normally held in Chicago, but took place online on April 15th 2021. OIF Investigator Meeting The program chair this year was Dr Deborah Krakow who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA. This…

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STORIES

Artists with OI: Erwin Aljukic

Erwin Aljukic is an actor, dancer, speaker and fashion journalist. Since 1998 he can be seen on TV, in the cinema and at the theater. In addition to acting, he studied fashion journalism and has been working as a freelancer ever since. In 2014 he devoted himself to contemporary dance. Aljukic has been a permanent…

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EDITORIALS

More than just a survey!

We know you hate surveys. We truly do. Every time you buy an object, order take away, online grocery or come home from a holiday, you get a survey. Are you happy? Unhappy? Do you have something to complain about? Would you like to recommend our app? Do a review? Please, please, please provide us…

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ADVOCACY

The IMPACT Survey is live – spread the word!

The IMPACT Survey is a joint initiative between the umbrella organization Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe (OIFE), the OI Foundation & the pharma company Mereo BioPharma. Together we’re delighted to announce that English version of The IMPACT Survey is now live and will be running until 10th September 2021. Next week we will also launch the survey…

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