OIFE

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…

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ADVOCACY

EUnetHA Stakeholder Meeting

The EUnetHTA was established to create an effective and sustainable network for health technology assessment (HTA) across Europe. EUnetHTA supports collaboration between European HTA organisations that brings value at the European, national, and regional level through: The facilitation of efficient HTA resource use. The creation of a sustainable system of HTA knowledge sharing. The promotion…

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ADVOCACY

OIFE at Council of Federations meeting

November 9th and 10th OIFE was represented by Ingunn Westerheim at the Council of Federations (CEF) meeting of EURORDIS – the European umbrella organization for rare conditions. The socalled CEF is a forum where umbrella organizations and federations for rare conditions in Europe come together to learn about news in the European rare disease field…

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EDUCATIONAL

Why measure quality of life and how?

On September 30th representatives from the OIFE attended a very informative webinar, which explored how the importance of Quality of Life measures is expanding, and the ways patient groups can contribute to the development of disease specific measures. The webinar was organized by the foundation Findacure and the company HealX  and explored the ways to…

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CONFERENCES

Networking in Brussels

OIFE had several representatives in Brussels attending the 3rd EURORDIS Multi-Stakeholder Symposium on Improving Patients’ Access to Rare Disease Therapies (https://www.eurordis.org/3rd-access-symposium) 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…

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