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OIFE INVESTIGATOR MEETING 2022

SAVE THE DATE – 1st VIRTUAL OIFE INVESTIGATOR MEETING November 18th 2022, Online The umbrella association Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe (OIFE) is together with members from the Medical Advisory Board of OIFE inviting you to save the date for the very first European Investigator Meeting for osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). This virtual one day meeting will…

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[Image shows a gouache/ink/pencil cartoon illustration I made in my sketchbook. Against a black background, a yellow orb frames an illustration of me sitting on the floor, crooked white femme with glasses and hair in a messy bun. I look down lovingly at the ghost of kid-me sitting in my lap, and hold the back of her head gently. She looks back at me and holds juniper (fluffy black cat) in her lap. Around the orb is abstract decorative designs of yellow vines, sparkles, and dots.]STORIES

10 tips to parents of children with OI

Unsolicited advice for non-disabled parents of disabled children By Haley Brown, artist from the US Unsolicited parenting advice from someone who isn’t even a parent is…everyone’s favourite thing, right? I know, I know, it can be really rude and annoying. But I wrote this from a place of deep love – for disabled kids AND…

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YOUTH

Youth Weekend Belgium

From May 5 to May 8, 2022 the youth weekend will take place in Bruges, Belgium. Registration is open now and will close February 1st: https://forms.gle/tGH2ZeMkPyPVc8o89 Don’t hesitate to contact the organizers on youth@zoi.be if you have questions!

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RESEARCH

Anthropology Project About OI

Interview with Ida Vandsøe Madsen, student at the Department of Anthropology at University of Copenhagen, Denmark Ida Vandsøe Madsen is a Ph.D.-student at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. Anthropology is the study of human biological and physiological characteristics and their evolution. She did her Master’s Thesis (final project) on OI as…

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RESEARCH

The OIF Geisman Grant

The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (OIF) awards Michael Geisman Fellowship grants to post-doctoral trainees who are currently working on projects with clear relevance to OI, or who have projects that will enable them to develop expertise in OI research. Investigators from other countries than the USA, can also apply. The application cycle is now open and…

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ADVOCACY

OIFE at Council of Federations meeting

Today OIFE was represented at the Council of Federations (CEF) meeting of EURORDIS – the European umbrella organization for rare conditions. The socalled CEF is a forum where umbrella organizations and federations for rare conditions in Europe come together to learn about news in the European rare disease field and to provide input to EURORDIS…

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STORIES

Parenting a child when you have OI

Claudia Finis is a member of the German OI-association DOIG and a volunteer for the OIFE. With the input from two other parents (Janina and Sven) who have OI themselves, she wrote an article about parenting a child when you have OI. The article was first published in the German magazine “Durchbruch” (Breakthrough). It has…

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ADVOCACY

Being a patient representative (ePAG) in ERN BOND

Interview with Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg, member of European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG) The European Reference Networks (ERNs) are 24 virtual networks involving healthcare providers across Europe. They aim to facilitate discussion on rare diseases that require highly specialised treatment. One of these networks is the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Diseases (ERN-BOND). ERN-BOND has…

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EDITORIALS

How does OI impact our lives?

A retrospective study of medical and insurance records from the USA indicates that health care costs for people with a rare condition have been underestimated and are three to five times greater than the costs for people without a rare condition. Why are we not surprised? Finding out more about direct and indirect costs related…

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