EDUCATIONAL

Registries in Rome

OIFE’s honorary member Taco van Welzenis recently attended the International Summer School on Rare Disease Registries and FAIRification of Data in Rome, Italy from Sep. 23rd – 27th 2019. It was a part of a series of training activities proposed by the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD). You can download the agenda…

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CONFERENCES

Join Quality of Life 4 OI!

Join the conference Quality of Life 4 OI, taking place from 22-25 November 2019 in Amsterdam! The Conference organized by Foundation Care4BrittleBones together with OIFE, OIF, ERN-BOND and BBDC will provide a platform to engage on clinical practice and research aimed at increasing quality of life for people with OI. The conference discusses topics like…

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EDITORIALS

The time is now

For a number of years treatment of OI was mostly limited to bisphosphonates, surgical interventions and physiotherapy. Well basically it still is, if you think of approved and standardized treatment (if such a thing exists in OI). The group of drugs called bisphosphonates actually celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And for the last 25-30…

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ADVOCACY

Can you help us create good registries?

Why do we need registries for OI? Several new drugs are being investigated for OI at the moment. If some of these end up on the market, it will be important to develop registries to monitor potential side effects and long term effects of these drugs. Registries are also important when it comes to learning…

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ADVOCACY

OIFE input for EU research

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU funded research and innovation should tackle for the rare disease community? The European Commission is preparing the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a budget of €100 billion, in an intensive co-design process. As part of the…

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CONFERENCES

OIFE at China-Dolls Conference

From August 3rd – 6th 2019 the Chinese OI society (China-Dolls) celebrated their 10th anniversary in Yantai in the east of China. They organized a medical conference two days before the meeting. During this conference three international experts (Dr. Frascini from Italy, Dr. To from Hong Kong and Dr. Semler from Germany) gave lectures and…

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Participants of topical meeting See, Hear, Smile!EVENTS

Presentations from See, Hear, Smile!

OIFE’s Topical Meetings usually take place approximately every third year. The purpose of the events is to create an arena where interested professionals and experienced specialists from all over the world can meet and exchange knowledge and experience on a specific OI-related topic. From June 14th – 15th around 85 people from 22 countries met…

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RESEARCH

OIFE at the EMA

On July 9th 2019 the OIFE was represented by our honorary member Taco van Welzenis in a meeting at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The EMA is an agency of the European Union in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products. They used to be located in London, but has recently moved to…

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EVENTS

Happy Birthday ASITOI !

OIFE was present at the 35th Associazione Italiana Osteogenesi Imperfetta Onlus anniversary during the Annual National Meeting and Congress. Anna Rossi also gave a speech about OIFE activities and projects! Happy Anniversary ASITOI! Check out the photos from the 35th anniversary of our Italian friends in Associazione Italiana Osteogenesi Imperfetta Onlus! Looks like a great…

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