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OI TeleECHO Clinic Series

The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation in the US recently announced the educational program OI TeleECHO Clinic Series. The goal is to build capacity to safely and effectively diagnose and treat osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The program is a partnership with Project ECHO™ (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). This series uses Zoom videoconferencing, and will take place on…

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ICCBHCONFERENCES

Call for abstracts ICCBH Virtual Forum

ICCBH Virtual Forum: “Bone Fragility Disorders in Children” Abstract submission for the ICCBH Virtual Forum on Bone Fragility Disorders in Children is now open. The scientific programme and other details can be viewed on the meeting website. Time & venue: November 18-20th 2020 ONLINE. Abstract deadline: 1 October 2020 Abstract submissions and clinical cases are invited.…

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The OIF’s Young Investigator Symposium

The OI Foundation is seeking abstract submissions from young investigators working in the field of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and/or rare bone disease research to be presented at the 2020 OIF Young Investigator Symposium. Time Tuesday, November 17 from 5pm-8pm EST (23.00 – 02.00 CET). Abstract deadline Abstracts are due by October 1. More information on…

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MEMBERS

Happy 50th anniversary OIF!

On August 21st 2020 it was 50 years since our partner organization in the USA – Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (OIF) – was founded. On this page, you can see memories from the five decades the organization has been active. And the same day, Inger-Margrethe S. Paulsen (chair of NFOI) and Ingunn Westerheim accidentally discovered a…

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CONFERENCES

OIF CONFERENCE ONLINE

In place of the in-person OIF National Conference this year, the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation in the USA will host a Virtual Conference on July 10-12, 2020. The Virtual OIF Conference will provide live online versions of some of the most popular informational and social sessions at the biennial OIF National Conference. People from all countries…

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ADVOCACY

OIFE AT PATIENT ENGAGEMENT FORUM

This week representatives from OIFE attended two different online sessions connected to the Patient Engagement Open Forum, which is a series of virtual educational sessions on patient engagement. The Forum is hosted by PARADIGM, PFMD and EUPATI aims to provide a holistic perspective of patient engagement, the landscape and actors, and foster collaboration and co-creation…

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MEDICAL

Women’s health & OI

WOMEN’S HEALTH AT OIF CONFERENCE Did you know that Women’s health is one of the topics which will be covered at the upcoming online conference of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation? The speaker is Dr. Deborah Krakow, MD – Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA. The session is designed specifically for women over 18 who have…

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EDITORIALS

It’s a small world…

Fear is the path to the dark side, they said in Star Wars. Because fear can be used as a political tool to convince people to do their social distancing. But fear can also be destructive and cause anxiety. Especially for people who are part of the risk group of Covid-19. How tired we are…

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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 Are people with OI in the risk group?  We…

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