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Webinar: Topaz Trial & OI research

Come join us on June 8th for a webinar with an update about the TOPAZ trial and OI-research. The event is hosted by the university of Edinburgh and OIFE is one of the contributors together with the Brittle Bone Society. Register for free here Read more about the TOPAZ trial in the OIFE Magazine


Founding Fathers and Mothers

In 2020, the founding fathers and mothers of three OI societies sadly passed away. One of them was the first person worldwide to initiate a patient organization for OI. Many were following her example, and some years later, the idea of founding a European umbrella organization was born. Former OIFE president Ute Wallentin, has written…


COVID-19 – info for people with OI

The OIFE will update this page with links to resources about COVID-19 and osteogenesis imperfecta. We have created a shortlink to this page to make it easier to remember. If you type in the following in your browser, you will be redirected to this page oife.org/covid19 See also more resources about Covid19 in English from…


Happy 50th anniversary OIF!

On August 21st 2020 it was 50 years since our partner organization in the USA – Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (OIF) – was founded. On this page, you can see memories from the five decades the organization has been active. And the same day, Inger-Margrethe S. Paulsen (chair of NFOI) and Ingunn Westerheim accidentally discovered a…


Seasonal Greetings from OIFE

Dear friends & contacts of OIFE. It’s Christmas Eve in Switzerland and I’m taking a moment before family dinner to look back on the year that has passed. To be honest it has been 12 months of ups and downs in the OIFE. To start with the saddest part, it has been a challenging and…


Physical Function & Soft Tissue Health in OI

Interview with Dr. Alex Ireland and Dr. Sergio Orlando Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? My name is Dr Alex Ireland, Senior Lecturer in Physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. My research has previously focused on how the shape and structures of our bones and joints is affected by physical activity…


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…


Pain & Pleasure

If you think this editorial is going to be an OI-version of “Fifty shades of grey”, I have to disappoint you. It’s going to be about pain & and pleasure in a non-sexual way. And how those two can sometimes affect each other. Let’s start with the positive part. It was my great pleasure to…


OIFE’s 25th Anniversary

“An Anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday and the hopes of tomorrow.” I would say this is pretty much what has happened in Dundee, Scotland from August 16th – 20th 2018 and not only for OIFE. Actually the whole weekend was a celebration of happiness and of…

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