RESEARCH

BOOSTB4 – study on stem cell therapy

Interview with Cecilia Götherström and Eva Åström Who are you? What is your profession and what is your relationship to OI? Cecilia Götherström: I’m a researcher who have explored the potential use of stem cells for treatment of OI and other diseases for almost 20 years. My “relationship” with OI started in 2002, and since…

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CONFERENCES

Symposium on stem cells & OI in India

Written by Eva Åström, member of OIFE Medical Advisory Board OI symposium in Vellore India The Centre for Stem Cell Research at the Christian Medical Collage in Vellore, India arranged a two day symposium on OI and stem cell treatment on the 6th – 7th of February 2019. The aim was to provide a platform…

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EDUCATIONAL

ECHO – Rare Bone Virtual Clinic Series

Physicians of all specialties, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in rare bone conditions are welcome to attend monthly case-based telementoring presentations and discussions. The webinars are primarily for professionals in the US, but professionals from other countries can also ask to join. Presented by OIFE’s partners the Osteogenesis Imperfecta…

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ADVOCACY

We need the UK in ERN BOND

OIFE is supporting the Genetic Alliance UK’s ProtectERNs campaign that calls on the UK government and the EU to secure the sustained involvement of the UK in European Reference Networks (ERNs) post Brexit. This is especially important for the network for rare bone disorders (ERN BOND), because they have a substantial number of UK healthcare…

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EDUCATIONAL

The EURORDIS Open Academy

OIFE is a member of the rare disease umbrella organization EURORDIS. At least four of OIFE’s patient representatives have graduated from EURORDIS Summer School, but we are always interested in recruiting more patient experts. Through the Open Academy capacity-building programmes, EURORDIS empowers patient advocates to have the confidence and knowledge needed to bring their expertise…

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RESEARCH

Physical Function & Soft Tissue Health in OI

Interview with Dr. Alex Ireland and Dr. Sergio Orlando Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? My name is Dr Alex Ireland, Senior Lecturer in Physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. My research has previously focused on how the shape and structures of our bones and joints is affected by physical activity…

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RESEARCH

Publish clinical trials!

The European Commission (EC), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) have co-signed a letter reminding all sponsors of clinical trials conducted in the European Union of their obligation to make summaries of results of concluded trials publicly available in the EU Clinical Trials Database (EudraCT). The OIFE supports this…

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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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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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