OIFE Investigator Meeting – a success

On the 17th of November 2023, OIFE hosted the second Virtual OIFE Investigator Meeting for the OI research community. 273 people from 48 countries signed up and more than 160 individuals attended the online event. Attendees were a mix of health professionals, scientists, OI clinicians and a lower number of representatives from industry and patient…


ERN BOND HR-pQCT Working Group

The call from the European Reference Network on Rare Bone Diseases (ERN BOND) for building a working group around the use of High Resolution peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (HR-pQCT) in OI is still open, closing June 20th 2023. What is HR-pQCT? HR-pQCT can quantify bone microstructure in-vivo at a very low radiation dose, and could…


OIFE in Bologna

The OIFE was well represented at the spring meeting of the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Diseases (ERN BOND) in Bologna the first week of May. ERN BOND brings together 53 health care providers (hospitals) that deal with rare bone conditions. 40 people attended face to face and 13 online. In addition to several…

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ERN BOND Workshop on Patient Priorities

The hybrid workshop “Patient priorities in ERN BOND beyond Quality of Life” is organised by ERN BOND – European Reference Network on Rare Bone Diseases and their patient representatives (ePAGs). It will take place on Saturday 6th of May from 9 – 4PM CET. This workshop aims to explore four priorities identified for patients with…

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Call for European strategy on rare diseases

On Rare Disease Day, 48 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) wrote to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, calling on her to deliver a comprehensive European strategy on rare diseases.  The goal is to improve the lives of the 30 million European citizens living with a rare disease. The letter…


OIFE Educational Webinar 2022

The second part of OIFE’s annual meeting on June 4th 2022 was an educational webinar open to anyone. And a diverse group of ca 80 participants including OIFE-people, clinicians, researchers, industry people and other interested individuals came together to hear about news from the international OI-community. News from OIFE, ERN BOND & others The first…


Survey on pregnancy & family planning

Do you think there should be more information or education on contraception & OI, on pregnancy & OI, on preimplanation genetic diagnosis (PGD), on breastfeeding or other issues related to pregnancy or family planning? Then now is your chance to tell the decision makers! The European Reference Networks including ERN BOND – European Reference Network…


In 2021 we made an impact together!

Dear members of the international OI-community!  In Australia the champagne has been uncorked already, but in the rest of the world we are in different ways preparing the celebration of another year coming to an end. It is also a celebration of the opportunities of a New Year called 2022, which we hope will be…


New members in ERN BOND

On 1 January 2022, 620 new members will join the European Reference Networks, as unanimously approved by the ERN Board of Member States. As a result of the current call there will be nearly 1,500 ERN units in 27 Member States and Norway. The European Reference Network on Rare Bone Disorders (ERN BOND) suffered to…

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