RESEARCH

OIFE at the EMA

On July 9th 2019 the OIFE was represented by our honorary member Taco van Welzenis in a meeting at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The EMA is an agency of the European Union in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products. They used to be located in London, but has recently moved to…

READ MORE
MEDICAL

CPMS Platform for European Reference Networks (ERNs)

The Clinical Patient Management System platform aspires to accelerate diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases in the European framework European Reference Networks (ERNs) are virtual networks involving healthcare providers across Europe who aim to tackle complex or rare diseases and conditions. There are 24 ERNs involving 25 European countries and over 300 hospitals covering all…

READ MORE
CONFERENCES

The Voice of People with OI

One of OIFE’s goals is to represent our members on an international level and be the voice of people with OI and their families. One of our representatives is Rebecca T. Skarberg. She is the voice of people with OI in the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Disorders (ERN-BOND), who had their annual technical…

READ MORE
EVENTS

Training for Young Patient Advocates

The European Patient Forum is happy to share with you an exciting opportunity for the 3rd edition of the Summer Training for Young Patients Advocates. The theme of 2019 is ‘Shaping the Future of Patient Advocacy’. Over the course of four days, young people will be expanding their skills and maximize their leadership potential. The…

READ MORE
CONFERENCES

OIFE at Mereo

On January 22nd 2019 OIFE was invited to the pharmaceutical company Mereo Biopharma in London to talk about OI from the perspective of people who have OI themselves. OIFE was represented by Honorary Member Taco van Welzenis, who also talked about how the OI-community is organized and what is important for us in research and…

READ MORE
EDITORIALS

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…

READ MORE