OIFE

We did it together!

The Impact Survey is now closed! We are very happy to announce that with the tremendous help of organizations and individuals around the world, we reached our ambitious goal of more than 2200 responses from 66 countries! More details to come. Thank you to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, to Wickenstones and Mereo Biopharma for support…

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How to fill the knowledge gaps in OI

On September 4th the Brittle Bone Society had their annual conference online. OIFE was represented by Ingunn Westerheim, who gave a talk together with Dr Laura Tosi and Tracy Hart from the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation on how we can fill the many knowledge gaps we have in OI. The talk tried to explain how people…

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CONFERENCES

OIF Investigator Meeting

Summary by Ingunn Westerheim, Dr Oliver Semler and Dr Lars Folkestad The OIF investigator Meeting is normally held in Chicago, but took place online on April 15th 2021. OIF Investigator Meeting The program chair this year was Dr Deborah Krakow who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA. This…

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ADVOCACY

The IMPACT Survey is live – spread the word!

The IMPACT Survey is a joint initiative between the umbrella organization Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe (OIFE), the OI Foundation & the pharma company Mereo BioPharma. Together we’re delighted to announce that English version of The IMPACT Survey is now live and will be running until 10th September 2021. Next week we will also launch the survey…

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Survey of Physical Activity & Exercise in OI

Who is behind the survey? OIFE and the OIF are assisting with the distribution of a survey developed by a project team supported by Care4BrittleBones. The team consist of professionals interested in increasing the knowledge about the physical well-being of individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). Project team Kathleen Montpetit, Occupational Therapist (retired), MSc OT, Montreal,…

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OIFE

Founding Fathers and Mothers

In 2020, the founding fathers and mothers of three OI societies sadly passed away. One of them was the first person worldwide to initiate a patient organization for OI. Many were following her example, and some years later, the idea of founding a European umbrella organization was born. Former OIFE president Ute Wallentin, has written…

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MEDICAL

The IMPACT Survey

The IMPACT Survey is a joint initiative between OIFE, OIF & Mereo BioPharma. The survey will be launched in summer 2021 and we will need the help of all our member organizations and the OI-community to spread the word and encourage as many people with OI (and parents) to fill in the survey.  Written by…

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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 See also more resources about Covid19 in English from…

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Successful workshop on patient involvement

On Tuesday 18th of November Ingunn Westerheim (OIFE) & Tracy Hart (OIF) together hosted a workshop about patient involvement in research at the ICCBH Virtual Forum. The workshop had more than 50 participants from Europe, US, Canada and beyond. It included three talks about patient involvement from different perspectives as well as a constructive Q&A…

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