RESEARCH

Research project need people between 18 and 25

Professor Kara Ayers from the US have three children of her own. Now she’s working together with the researcher Leanne Baird, who’s a genetic counseling student, to find out more about the role OI plays when young people are making future decision about having children. Kara and her student need young adults with OI aged…

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Apply for EURORDIS Summer School!

Have you seen that applications for the 2022 EURORDIS Summer School are open? OIFE have at least five people who attended Summer School before and who graduated as patient experts. Take your patient advocacy to the next level, and learn with EURORDIS – European Rare Diseases Organisation about an exciting range of topics – including…

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EDUCATIONAL

Why measure quality of life and how?

On September 30th representatives from the OIFE attended a very informative webinar, which explored how the importance of Quality of Life measures is expanding, and the ways patient groups can contribute to the development of disease specific measures. The webinar was organized by the foundation Findacure and the company HealX  and explored the ways to…

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OIFE

We did it together!

The Impact Survey is now closed! We are very happy to announce that with the tremendous help of organizations and individuals around the world, we reached our ambitious goal of more than 2200 responses from 66 countries! More details to come. Thank you to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, to Wickenstones and Mereo Biopharma for support…

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ADVOCACY

Tell Ursula about OI!

Tell Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, YOUR reason why Europe needs to take action for a better future for people living with a rare disease by 2030. It’s important that people with OI are also represented in this important campaign document, asking for a new European action plan for rare…

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How to fill the knowledge gaps in OI

On September 4th the Brittle Bone Society had their annual conference online. OIFE was represented by Ingunn Westerheim, who gave a talk together with Dr Laura Tosi and Tracy Hart from the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation on how we can fill the many knowledge gaps we have in OI. The talk tried to explain how people…

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MEDICAL

OI-registries in the USA

In OIFE Magazine 2-2021 we published an interview with Brendan Lee, M.D. Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas about OI-registries in the USA. In Europe we are developing the EuRR-Bone – which OI-registries do you have in the US? There is a contact registry with ca 2500 individuals signed up, which is sponsored by the…

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STORIES

OI athletes at the Paralympics

The Spanish OI-organizations have identified many different athletes with OI who are competing in the ongoing Paralympics in Tokyo. The athletes come from Spain, Greece, The Dominican Republic, USA, Germany, Japan and Great Britain. We wish all the athletes best of luck! Below you can watch the campaign video #WeThe15 which was made to counter…

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MEDICAL

The systematic spiral

How clinical work, registries, research, guidelines and quality improvement are connected Interview with Lena Lande Wekre, M.D. in the Skeletal dysplasia team at TRS National Resource Centre for Rare Disorders, Norway Who are you and where are you currently working? My name is Lena Lande Wekre and I am a Medical Doctor in the Skeletal…

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