Rare2030 & OIFE at EURORDIS events 2019

Holistic and Integrated Care by 2030: EURORDIS Membership Meeting 2019 in Bucharest By Dana Andrei, OIFE Delegate Romania & Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg, OIFE delegate Norway and ERN BOND ePAG Black Pearl Events The Black Pearl Events took place on the 12th of February and Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg and her husband Knut Erik were invited to…


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…


Networking in Brussels

OIFE had several representatives in Brussels attending the 3rd EURORDIS Multi-Stakeholder Symposium on Improving Patients’ Access to Rare Disease Therapies ( in February 2019. During the conference there were also opportunities to network. Here with representatives from Open App, Bindeweefsel.Be and Mereo. What was interesting to know? Our Honorary Member Taco van Welzenis gives an…


The Voice of People with OI

February’s OIFE Magazine main topic is research and I could have called this editorial “The patients’ voice”. But to be honest, I’m not too fond of the term patients. Patients belong in hospitals. The OIFE represents people with OI and families, who most of the time live active and meaningful lives outside hospital walls. There…

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