ADVOCACY

The IMPACT Survey is live – spread the word!

The IMPACT Survey is a joint initiative between the umbrella organization Osteogenesis Imperfecta Federation Europe (OIFE), the OI Foundation & the pharma company Mereo BioPharma. Together we’re delighted to announce that English version of The IMPACT Survey is now live and will be running until 10th September 2021. Next week we will also launch the survey…

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Register for OIFE AGM 2021!

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021 will take place via Zoom on June 19th. OIFE AGM part 1 (the formal business part) – from 11.00 – 13.00 OIFE AGM part 2 – OIFE projects and collaborations from ca 13.30 – 16.00 CET which will include: – Prelaunch of the IMPACT survey – News from research…

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#OIStrong OIFE party!

Come party with us! Come party with us to celebrate that another Wishbone Day has created awareness about OI around the globe. Friday May 7th in the evening (European time) you’re all invited to a special #wishboneday and #OIstrong celebration on zoom! The informal party will include OI-trivia, games, awards, and music. What kind of Awards will there be? We…

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WISHBONE DAY 2021: #OIStrong

May 6th is a special day for the OI Worldwide community! Wishbone Day is the International Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta aimed to improve and boost awareness about OI. During last year’s OIFE Annual General Meeting many of the participants expressed a wish to create a more coordinated international approach and campaign for this International Awareness Day.…

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OIFE

Founding Fathers and Mothers

In 2020, the founding fathers and mothers of three OI societies sadly passed away. One of them was the first person worldwide to initiate a patient organization for OI. Many were following her example, and some years later, the idea of founding a European umbrella organization was born. Former OIFE president Ute Wallentin, has written…

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MEDICAL

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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ADVOCACY

OIFE at Rare Disease Week

Rare Disease Week (RDW) is a brand new week-long series of events organized by EURORDIS which started February 22nd 2021. It included many webinars that targeted on rare disease patient advocates. The goal was to empower them with knowledge and skills so they can effectively participate in advocative activities at a European level and influence…

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OIFE

Winners of Black Pearl Award 2021

Ingunn Westerheim and Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg from Norway are the recipients of this year’s Black Pearl Volunteer Awards, an international award that recognizes their volunteer efforts for people with the rare condition osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). How it all started We do the interview on Zoom, since both ladies are at risk for Covid19. But what…

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