MEDICAL

Psychosocial aspects in OI

In 2019 Care4BrittleBones would like to build up a network to foster knowledge exchange around psychosocial aspects of OI. The network will be led by Dr. Kara Ayers (photo) from Cincinnati children’s hospital, USA and Dr. Claire Hill from Sheffield’s children hospital, UK. The purpose of the network is to explore key topics of shared…

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MEMBERS

“The Transformation” – Russian Youth Project

In December 2018 Russian Charitable Foundation “Brittle People” started its the most outstanding online-project “The Transformation”, focused on children and teenagers with OI professional skill and psychological health. Inspiring “The Transformation” program success, Fund’s psychologist Aleksandr Kharitonov decided to run another one – “The Course of Success”. It has been started in September 2018. Both…

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CONFERENCES

News about ERN-BOND

Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg (suggested OIFEePAG in ERN-BOND) attended the 4th Conference on European Reference Networks (ERNs) that took place in Brussels on November 22nd and 23rd 2018. “Think globally, act locally” was one of the messages from the conference. We all need to support and protect the networks to build sustainability and reach out to…

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CONFERENCES

OIFE at Mereo

On January 22nd 2019 OIFE was invited to the pharmaceutical company Mereo Biopharma in London to talk about OI from the perspective of people who have OI themselves. OIFE was represented by Honorary Member Taco van Welzenis, who also talked about how the OI-community is organized and what is important for us in research and…

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MEDICAL

Transition – OI care from childhood to adulthood

What is the Transfer Tool? The OI transfer tool is a portable, clinically meaningful, person-focused tool designed to help improve the transition experience for adolescents and young adults living with OI. Once completed, the tool summarizes the adolescents’ time spent receiving OI care in the paediatric setting, and is intended to be given to their…

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EDITORIALS

About youth and hashtags

“I would so much like young people to have a sense of the gift that they are.” – John Denver. It took me a good while to find the perfect quote to start this editorial, because for some reason most quotes about youth I found were either bitter or condescending. Instead, I wanted to highlight…

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Survey on respiratory function & OI

The OIFE would like to bring your attention to a research study investigating cardiopulmonary outcomes and quality of life in adults with OI. The clinical examination part is only recruiting people from the USA. But the internet based questionnaire/survey is open for any person with OI 18 years of age or older as long as…

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25 years of OIFE – how it all began

OI exists all over the world and the success story of the international OI community and the OIFE started on three continents at the same time more or less. But without the wonderful and easy exchange of knowledge and support that we can have today. As we all heard many times this year, everything began…

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STORIES

Artists with OI : Ketut Budiarsa

Who are you and what do you do? My name is I Ketut Budiarsa. I am a Balinese man from Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. I am the head of Yayasan Cahaya Mutiara Ubud which is a foundation run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. I am an accomplished artist and an activist for…

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