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The voice of children with OI

Interview with Jenny Wang, Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) – Canada and Khadidja Chougui, PhD candidate in clinical child and adolescent psychology at Université de Montréal, Canada Jenny Wang: My name is Yi Wen (Jenny) Wang, and I graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree in 2019 and a Master of…

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The iCAN Summit 2022

By Dace Liepina, former OIFE Vice President The iCAN (International Children’s Advisory Network) Summit 2022 took place in Lyon, France. It was an event for young people aged 12 to 19 from all around world to meet, exchange ideas and learn more about rare diseases and children’s rights, health and data protection. Many of the…

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Accelerating Clinical Trials in the EU

The European Commission (EC), the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have launched an initiative to transform how clinical trials are initiated, designed, and run. This initiative, accelerating Clinical Trials in the EU (ACT EU), aims to further develop the European Union as a focal point for clinical research, promote…

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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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EUnetHA Stakeholder Meeting

The EUnetHTA was established to create an effective and sustainable network for health technology assessment (HTA) across Europe. EUnetHTA supports collaboration between European HTA organisations that brings value at the European, national, and regional level through: The facilitation of efficient HTA resource use. The creation of a sustainable system of HTA knowledge sharing. The promotion…

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OIFE at Council of Federations meeting

November 9th and 10th OIFE was represented by Ingunn Westerheim at the Council of Federations (CEF) meeting of EURORDIS – the European umbrella organization for rare conditions. The socalled CEF is a forum where umbrella organizations and federations for rare conditions in Europe come together to learn about news in the European rare disease field…

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Being a patient representative (ePAG) in ERN BOND

Interview with Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg, member of European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG) The European Reference Networks (ERNs) are 24 virtual networks involving healthcare providers across Europe. They aim to facilitate discussion on rare diseases that require highly specialised treatment. One of these networks is the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Diseases (ERN-BOND). ERN-BOND has…

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