EDITORIALS

When obstacles become opportunities

By Alessandra Tolaccia, OIFE Volunteer I have been suffering from chronic pain for over 15 years now, and every time I have approached a new doctor looking for help, the answer has always been the same: pain in muscles/tendons has nothing to do with OI. But why doesn’t my pain go away with the common treatments…

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ADVOCACY

Empowering patient advocates

We are excited to announce that EURORDS are taking applications for the School on Medicines Research & Development and the School on Scientific Innovation & Translational Research. Both schools will take place in-person on 3-7 June 2024 in Barcelona! Would you like to join? Applications will close on 27 October 2023. Are you wondering why empowering patient…

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EDUCATIONAL

OIFE at EURORDIS Winter School

EURORDIS launched Winter School with the aim of deepening patient representatives’ understanding of how pre-clinical research translates into real benefits for rare disease patients. The training equips participants with knowledge and skills so they are empowered to effectively participate in discussions with the researchers, policy makers and companies responsible for research or research infrastructures. The 2nd edition…

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EDUCATIONAL

The EURORDIS Open Academy

OIFE is a member of the rare disease umbrella organization EURORDIS. At least four of OIFE’s patient representatives have graduated from EURORDIS Summer School, but we are always interested in recruiting more patient experts. Through the Open Academy capacity-building programmes, EURORDIS empowers patient advocates to have the confidence and knowledge needed to bring their expertise…

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