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ERN Exchange Programmes

We have important information for professionals working with rare bone conditions who belong to a healthcare provider in the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Diseases (ERN BOND). Get involved in the new Exchange Programme! And check out the ERN Research Mobility Fellowships! ERN Exchange Programme The European Commission funded the ERN Exchange Programme 2020-2022…

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A Quick jab and a glimpse of light

In Denmark some younger people with OI were prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Read about the experiences from Jacob below.  Text written by Jacob Ø. Wittorff, member of DFOI All it took was a quick jab, and then it was over. I got my COVID-19 vaccine on a cold but sunny afternoon in January.…

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What is Basilar Invagination (BI)?

Through our peer groups on Facebook, we sometimes get in touch with people with OI who have symptoms of the rare condition Basilar invagination (BI) without being aware of what it is and what they should do about it. Because there is so little awareness about this rare but serious complication, we would like to…

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Are COVID-19 Vaccines safe?

We bring you the following message from European Medicines Agency (EMA): “The EMA needs many detailed studies to confirm that a vaccine is safe, provides adequate protection and is of suitable quality. As a public-health body safeguarding medicines in the European Union (EU), EMA will only approve a vaccine for COVID-19 after a thorough evaluation…

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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 See also more resources about Covid19 in English from…

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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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