ADVOCACY

EUnetHA Stakeholder Meeting

The EUnetHTA was established to create an effective and sustainable network for health technology assessment (HTA) across Europe. EUnetHTA supports collaboration between European HTA organisations that brings value at the European, national, and regional level through: The facilitation of efficient HTA resource use. The creation of a sustainable system of HTA knowledge sharing. The promotion…

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MEDICAL

Pain & OI Project reestablished

OIFE wants to focus more on pain & OI, since this is reported to be the most important challenge for people with OI besides fractures. Because of the IMPACT survey we had to postpone our pain project until 2022. But now we have reestablished our OIFE project on Pain & OI. What has happened? In…

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RESEARCH

Help OI-researchers and earn 50$

Are you 18 years or older and do you have OI? Or are you the parent/caregiver of someone aged 0-17 with OI? Are you able to read and write English well? Then OIFE and our collaborators are looking for your help!  The pharma company Ultragenyx is developing a new treatment for OI. To test the…

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CONFERENCES

OIFE at RBD Summit

On December 6th three representatives from OIFE took part in the first edition of the Rare Bone Disease (RBD) Summit: Oliver Semler Ingunn Westerheim Inger-Margrethe Stavdal Paulsen On December 14th we will attend the second half of the two half-day multi-stakeholder meeting. The RBD (Rare Bone Disease) Summit is a global multi-stakeholder group meeting that aims to provide a platform…

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Profile photos of four smiling OI-researchersCONFERENCES

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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