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New affiliated members of ERN BOND

On August 31st the inclusion of Affiliated Partners to ERN BOND was finalized. 16 centres from 10 countries are now part of ERN BOND as affiliated partners (not full members). Their expertise will support all the network’s activities and will facilitate the sharing of knowledge across the EU. Affiliated Partners should be ERN’s entry points as they improve the accessibility across the EU for patients…

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Interview with Dr. Kruse

Dr. Richard W. Kruse recently published a new book on surgery in OI. OIFE was one of the consultants in the writing of the book, to secure that the voices of people with OI were represented. But dr. Kruse is not only a writer. He’s a busy doctor involved in many different projects and activities…

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Women’s health & OI

WOMEN’S HEALTH AT OIF CONFERENCE Did you know that Women’s health is one of the topics which will be covered at the upcoming online conference of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation? The speaker is Dr. Deborah Krakow, MD – Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA. The session is designed specifically for women over 18 who have…

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NEW BOOK ON SURGERY IN OI

Dr. Richard E. Kruse from Wilmington, US recently published a new book on surgery in OI. OIFE was one of the consultants in the writing of the book, to secure that the voices of people with OI were represented. The book will help guide decision-making in surgery using biologic and surgical principles to assist the…

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COVID-19 – info for people with OI

The OIFE will update this page with links to resources about COVID-19 and osteogenesis imperfecta. We have created a shortlink to this page to make it easier to remember. If you type in the following in your browser, you will be redirected to this page oife.org/covid19 Are people with OI in the risk group?  We…

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Key4OI: An Outcome measurement set

For the last 2 years experts from many different countries have been working together in Project “Key4OI”. The aim of this project was to develop a core outcome set for OI, children and adults. The focus is on: Outcomes that are relevant for most people with OI, worldwide, througout a life time. Input was provided…

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14th ISDS Meeting in Oslo, Norway

The 14th International Skeletal Dysplasia Society (ISDS) meeting took place in Oslo, Norway from the 11th -14th September 2019. OIFE was not present, but we asked Dr. Antonella Forlino (see photo in report below), who’s a member of OIFE’s Medical Advisory Board to report back from the sessions that were most interesting for OI. On…

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New video explaining OI

Check out the educational video about OI that the Swiss OI-organization Schweizerische Vereinigung Osteogenesis Imperfecta has created. The video explains the basics about OI as a collagen defect, diagnosis and treatment. It’s available in 2 languages: German: https://youtu.be/i44KElsuaPs French: https://youtu.be/GVZ_L1No7pg

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OIFE at MOCA-meeting

The European Medicines Agency and EU healthcare payers continued their cooperation this week at a meeting in Diemen, the Netherlands, to help improve timely and affordable access for patients to new medicines. Margriet Crezee from the Netherlands represented OIFE to talk about the patient perspective. Topics on the agenda included evidence generation for orphan medicines,…

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