CONFERENCES

Patient Outcomes

Many people & projects are talking about patient outcomes & outcome measures these days. Today at the #iccbh2019 there was a poster presentation from Australia which reported that 1782 different outcome measures were used in 19 different trials about OI. This big variety makes it challenging to compare research across borders and between projects. We…
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New Rare Bone Network

Yesterday OIFE was happy to co-host the establishing meeting of a multistakeholder rare bone network together with Hypophosphatasie Deutschland e.V. and ANDO Portugal with the kind support of the European Calcified Tissue Society – ECTS and the ICCBH-conference. The background for the initiative was among others connected to OIFE’s project ‘A stronger BOND between us‘.…

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CONFERENCES

New European Rare Bone Network

Yesterday OIFE was happy to co-host the establishing meeting of a multistakeholder rare bone network together with Hypophosphatasie Deutschland e.V. and ANDO Portugal with the kind support of the European Calcified Tissue Society – ECTS and the ICCBH-conference. The background for the initiative was among others connected to OIFE’s project ‘A stronger BOND between us‘.…

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EVENTS

OIFE AGM 2019

The See, Hear, Smile conference was followed by OIFE’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) from June 15th – 16th in Riga, Latvia. In addition to the business part of the meeting, we also shared good examples between our member organizations. Dr. Eva Åstrøm from Sweden gave an update on ERN BOND and the company Mereo Biopharma…

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RESEARCH

Webinar on registries

Registries was one of the main topics at OIFE AGM. Mr. George Reynolds (photo) gave a talk about the status on OI-registries in Europe and what will be needed in the future. Patient registries represent a fundamental pillar upon which a number of critical activities are based to understand patient experiences and outcomes, as well…

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MEDICAL

OIFE at MOCA-meeting

The European Medicines Agency and EU healthcare payers continued their cooperation this week at a meeting in Diemen, the Netherlands, to help improve timely and affordable access for patients to new medicines. Margriet Crezee from the Netherlands represented OIFE to talk about the patient perspective. Topics on the agenda included evidence generation for orphan medicines,…

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MEMBERS

New OIFE member Ghana

We are happy to announce that the Annual General Meeting has voted in favor of accepting OIF GHANA as a new associate member of OIFE. We now have 35 member organizations in our umbrella. Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation Ghana was established in May 2017 and is led by chair Justina Yiadom-Boakye. In the article below you…

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CONFERENCES

OIFE at ICCBH

No time to rest. Tomorrow representatives from OIFE and OIFE’s Medical Advisory Board will be leaving for Salzburg to attend 9th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health which takes place from June 22nd – 25th. Hopefully we will have some time to post about our impressions. OIFE is also part of the ad hoc organizing…

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