MEDICAL

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 Are people with OI in the risk group?  We…

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ADVOCACY

New members of ERN BOND

The call for healthcare providers to join the 24 existing European Reference Networks closed in December 2019. A total of 841 applications for ERN membership were received. 29 applications were submitted for becoming a member of the ERN for rare bone diseases (ERN BOND). Please check the latest updates for the applicants on the EU…

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OIFE

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…

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ADVOCACY

Can you help us create good registries?

Why do we need registries for OI? Several new drugs are being investigated for OI at the moment. If some of these end up on the market, it will be important to develop registries to monitor potential side effects and long term effects of these drugs. Registries are also important when it comes to learning…

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ADVOCACY

We need the UK in ERN BOND

OIFE is supporting the Genetic Alliance UK’s ProtectERNs campaign that calls on the UK government and the EU to secure the sustained involvement of the UK in European Reference Networks (ERNs) post Brexit. This is especially important for the network for rare bone disorders (ERN BOND), because they have a substantial number of UK healthcare…

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EVENTS

OIFE AGM 2019

The See, Hear, Smile conference was followed by OIFE’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) from June 15th – 16th in Riga, Latvia. In addition to the business part of the meeting, we also shared good examples between our member organizations. Dr. Eva Åstrøm from Sweden gave an update on ERN BOND and the company Mereo Biopharma…

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MEDICAL

CPMS Platform for European Reference Networks (ERNs)

The Clinical Patient Management System platform aspires to accelerate diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases in the European framework European Reference Networks (ERNs) are virtual networks involving healthcare providers across Europe who aim to tackle complex or rare diseases and conditions. There are 24 ERNs involving 25 European countries and over 300 hospitals covering all…

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CONFERENCES

The Voice of People with OI

One of OIFE’s goals is to represent our members on an international level and be the voice of people with OI and their families. One of our representatives is Rebecca T. Skarberg. She is the voice of people with OI in the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Disorders (ERN-BOND), who had their annual technical…

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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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