CONFERENCES

OIFE Investigator Meeting – a success

On the 17th of November 2023, OIFE hosted the second Virtual OIFE Investigator Meeting for the OI research community. 273 people from 48 countries signed up and more than 160 individuals attended the online event. Attendees were a mix of health professionals, scientists, OI clinicians and a lower number of representatives from industry and patient…

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ADVOCACY

EuRR-BONE needs your input

The European Registry for Rare Bone and Mineral Conditions (EuRR-Bone) needs input from people with OI and other rare bone conditions to finalize their questionnaires directed towards patients. What are the most relevant aspects for people with OI? Which topics can be disregarded? There is also a separate survey asking for input from professionals who…

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MEDICAL

Key4OI – Past, Present and Future

Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I am Dagmar Mekking from the Netherlands. I am a mother of a 15 year old daughter with OI. Also I am the director of Foundation Care4BrittleBones. The purpose of the foundation is to improve quality of life for people with OI through research. What…

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ADVOCACY

The European Registry for Rare Bone & Mineral Conditions (EuRR-Bone)

Interview with Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra M.D. Ph.D., Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands Who are you and what is your relationship to OI? I am Natasha Appelman-Dijkstra internist-endocrinologist in Leiden University Medical Center and specialized in Bone and Mineral Disorders and thus treating patients with OI. I have worked in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)…

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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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MEDICAL

OI-registries in the USA

In OIFE Magazine 2-2021 we published an interview with Brendan Lee, M.D. Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas about OI-registries in the USA. In Europe we are developing the EuRR-Bone – which OI-registries do you have in the US? There is a contact registry with ca 2500 individuals signed up, which is sponsored by the…

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MEDICAL

The systematic spiral

How clinical work, registries, research, guidelines and quality improvement are connected Interview with Lena Lande Wekre, M.D. in the Skeletal dysplasia team at TRS National Resource Centre for Rare Disorders, Norway Who are you and where are you currently working? My name is Lena Lande Wekre and I am a Medical Doctor in the Skeletal…

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EDITORIALS

More than just a survey!

We know you hate surveys. We truly do. Every time you buy an object, order take away, online grocery or come home from a holiday, you get a survey. Are you happy? Unhappy? Do you have something to complain about? Would you like to recommend our app? Do a review? Please, please, please provide us…

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