Chronic pain in OIMEDICAL

Do you have knowledge on pain & OI?

OIFE is interested in getting in touch with professionals (PTs, OTs, psychologists, medical doctors, researchers, pain specialists etc) who have experience/knowledge about pain & pain management in OI (or related bone diseases). We are considering a mini conference and/or project related to pain & OI and we are interested in getting in touch with people…

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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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OI Variant database

WHAT IS THE OI VARIANT DATABASE? Professor Raymond Dalgleish moved to the University of Leicester in January 1984 and set up a group to study the genetics of OI and vascular EDS. Since 1984 he has on a volunteer basis been systematically collecting all publications describing OI-causing sequence variants (mutations). At first the database was…

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The IMPACT Survey

The IMPACT Survey is a joint initiative between OIFE, OIF & Mereo BioPharma. The survey will be launched in summer 2021 and we will need the help of all our member organizations and the OI-community to spread the word and encourage as many people with OI (and parents) to fill in the survey.  Written by…

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COVID-19 survey for people with OI

As a follow-up to the survey in July 2020, the OI Foundation has created a second survey focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the OI community in the US and worldwide. The OIFE is supporting the project.  Help us know more! Please take a few minutes to complete this new survey today!…

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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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ECTS 2020 Digital Congress

European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) is a major community for researchers and clinicians in Europe working in the field of musculoskeletal diseases. Annual ECTS Congress brings together health and science professionals to exchange latest advances, challenges and controversies in bone and calcified tissues field. OIFE was represented by Lidiia Zhytnik (member of OIFE Medical Advisory…

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