ADVOCACY

Covid-19 Helpline in Orphanet Journal

Patient involvement in ERN BOND Patient involvement has been an important principle in the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Disorders (ERN BOND) all the way from the start. Patient representatives are included in both the steering committee and the working groups of the network. OIFE and other patient organizations are consulted when further advice…

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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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Save the date – ICCBH Virtual Forum!

ICCBH Virtual Forum: Bone Fragility Disorders in Children From 18th – 20th of November 2020 the International Conference for Children’s Bone Health (ICCBH) will host a virtual forum about bone fragility disorders in children, including sessions about osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). OIFE is one of the collaborators and contributors in the scientific programme. What is the…

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CONFERENCES

Rare Bone Disease Workshop

The Bone Research Society (BRS) is one of the largest national scientific societies in Europe dedicated to clinical and basic research into mineralised tissues, and is the oldest such society in the world. Meetings are held annually, attracting a wide audience from throughout the UK and beyond. The presentations are traditionally balanced between clinical and…

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ADVOCACY

Data strategy for the ERNs

EuRR-Bone is launched! The registry EuRR-Bone was launched this week, and will cover rare bone and mineral conditions the European Reference Network on Rare Endocrine Conditions (Endo-ERN) as well as the European Reference Network on Rare Bone Disorders (ERN BOND). EuRR-Bone will be of service to all patients, health care professionals and researchers involved in the care…

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ADVOCACY

LAUNCH OF EURR-BONE

Today was the official launch & kickoff of the the European Registry for Rare Bone and Mineral Conditions (EuRR-Bone), which is funded by the European Union’s Health Programme. OIFE was represented by Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg (ERN BOND ePAG). EuRR-Bone’s aim is to create a high-quality, patient-centered registry for rare bone and mineral conditions including OI…

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RESEARCH

Rare Disease Research Challenge

The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) brings over 130 institutions (including all 24 ERNs) from 35 countries. On March 3rd Dace Liepina and Ingunn Westeheim was supposed to represent OIFE at a networking event in Paris related to the Rare Diseases Research (RDR) Challenges Call. We were particularly interested in challenge nr. 3 “Characterize Rare…

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EDUCATIONAL

ECHO – Rare Bone Virtual Clinic Series

Physicians of all specialties, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in rare bone conditions are welcome to attend monthly case-based telementoring presentations and discussions. The webinars are primarily for professionals in the US, but professionals from other countries can also ask to join. Presented by OIFE’s partners the Osteogenesis Imperfecta…

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EVENTS

See, Hear, Smile!

2 Weeks left until Early Bird Deadline! Are you a professional who’s interested in eyes, ears and teeth of people with OI? Or basilar invagination (BI)? Do you yourself have issues related to this? Then we invite you to take part in our seminar See, Hear, Smile! from June 14th – 15th in Riga, Latvia.…

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