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OIFE INVESTIGATOR MEETING 2022

SAVE THE DATE – 1st VIRTUAL OIFE INVESTIGATOR MEETING November 18th 2022, Online The umbrella association Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe (OIFE) is together with members from the Medical Advisory Board of OIFE inviting you to save the date for the very first European Investigator Meeting for osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). This virtual one day meeting will…

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RESEARCH

Anthropology Project About OI

Interview with Ida Vandsøe Madsen, student at the Department of Anthropology at University of Copenhagen, Denmark Ida Vandsøe Madsen is a Ph.D.-student at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. Anthropology is the study of human biological and physiological characteristics and their evolution. She did her Master’s Thesis (final project) on OI as…

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The OIF Geisman Grant

The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (OIF) awards Michael Geisman Fellowship grants to post-doctoral trainees who are currently working on projects with clear relevance to OI, or who have projects that will enable them to develop expertise in OI research. Investigators from other countries than the USA, can also apply. The application cycle is now open and…

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Announcement on the clinical trial BOOSTB4

In Sweden, the Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital are leading the academic clinical trial BOOSTB4 where we are looking for subjects who have a diagnosis of OI Type III or severe Type IV with a specific collagen mutation. The aim of the clinical trial is to study the safety and efficacy of the…

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Research project need people between 18 and 25

Professor Kara Ayers from the US have three children of her own. Now she’s working together with the researcher Leanne Baird, who’s a genetic counseling student, to find out more about the role OI plays when young people are making future decision about having children. Kara and her student need young adults with OI aged…

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OIFE

We did it together!

The Impact Survey is now closed! We are very happy to announce that with the tremendous help of organizations and individuals around the world, we reached our ambitious goal of more than 2200 responses from 66 countries! More details to come. Thank you to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, to Wickenstones and Mereo Biopharma for support…

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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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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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SISOM OI ASSESSMENT & COMMUNICATION TOOL

The research team at Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada just published “Experiences of Children With Osteogenesis Imperfecta in the Co-design of the Interactive Assessment and Communication Tool Sisom OI: Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Design Sessions” in the JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting. The people behind the article were Maia Siedlikowski, Lianna Curiale, Dr. Frank Rauch and…

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