At OI conferences we hear a lot about long bones, spine and bisphosphonates, but what about the rest of the body?

Our goal is that this seminar will create an arena to present newer research, treatment methods related to eyes, ears and teeth of people with OI. Recommendations of follow up of both children and adults with OI related to the topic will also be discussed.

Our hope is to create informal networks between professionals working on these topics and that it can inspire new projects and ideas.

We hope and believe that attendance from the OI-community can also bring new ideas and perspectives.

The seminar will be a co-operation between the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe (OIFE) and the Latvian OI-organization LOIB.

We will also involve OIFE’s medical advisory board in the planning process.


Programme committee

  • Kristofer Andersson, DDS, PhD (Sweden)
  • Jannie Dahl Hald, MD, PhD (Denmark)
  • Lars Folkestad, MD, PhD (Denmark)
  • Kaija Kuurila-Svahn, MD, PhD (Finland)
  • Dace Liepina, OIFE (Latvia)
  • Anna Rossi, OIFE (Italy)
  • Christer Swan, Associate professor, MD, PhD (Denmark)
  • Taco van Welzenis, OIFE (The Netherlands)
  • Ingunn Westerheim, OIFE (Norway)

Invited lecturers

  • Antonella Forlino (IT)
  • Jean-Marc Retrouvey (CA)
  • Suken Shah (US) – video lecture
  • Bente Langdahl (DK)
  • Manuel Joaquin de Nova García (ES)
  • Lars Folkestad (DK)
  • Kristofer Andersson (SE)
  • Christer Swan (DK)
  • Hans Gjørup (DK)
  • Maung Maung Myint (NO)
  • Janna Waltimo-Siren (FI)
  • Freya Swinnen (BE)
  • Ann Lindunger (SE)
  • Annika Rosén (SE)
  • Tamara Fernandez (ES)
  • Stefan Axelsson (NO)
  • Rafael Barão (PT)
  • Diane Maroger (FR)
  • Hege Saltnes (NO)
  • Max Niebling (DE)
  • Agnes Bloch-Zupan (FR)
  • Ulrik Pedersen (DK)
  • Gunta Sumeraga (LV)


  • Dentists, orthodontists and other professionals working with teeth & jaws
  • Clinicians & researchers with an interest in eyes & ears in OI
  • Clinicians & researchers with an interest in OI in general
  • OI-community (people with OI, family members, staff and volunteers)
  • Professionals & people connected to other rare bone diseases

Everyone interested in the topics is welcome to attend. Previous topical meetings hosted by OIFE have turned out to be excellent arenas for international exchange between OI-professionals and people with OI.

WHEN: Friday 14th of June – Saturday 15th of June 2019

WHERE: Tallink Hotel Riga, Riga Latvia



Please contact the organizers at

Additional Meetings at the same venue:

  OIFE’s Annual General Meeting

 Meeting in OI Latvia