OIFE Youth Event moved to 2022

OIFE Youth Event was supposed to take place in Poland in August 2020. It was later moved to August 2021. Because of the very uncertain situation around vaccines in Europe and travel restrictions due to Covid-19, the OIFE Executive Committee has decided to move the OIFE Youth Event to Poland in August 2022. This in…

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Athletes without Permission

Our Polish delegate Aneta is planning to write an eBook about good examples from people with OI living in Europe who are physically active in different ways. Aneta herself has OI type IV and has tried many different sports and activities: swimming, scuba diving, crossfit and climbing. The project has the working title “Athletes without…

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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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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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OIFE Youth at Rare Disease Week

Did you know that the first Brussels Rare Disease Week starts tomorrow? #RareDiseaseWeek brings together Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and rare disease patient advocates from across Europe to exchange ideas and ensure fairer and more inclusive policies for people with #rarediseases. OIFE has three young people representing their countries at Rare Disease Week…

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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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OIFE at EMA Meeting on orphan drugs

On November 30th OIFE was represented at an interactive meeting about Orphan Drugs hosted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Orphan drugs are medicinal products intended for diagnosis, prevention or treatment of rare diseases. There are currently two designated orphan drugs being investigated in OI, the most known being setrusumab from Mereo Biopharma. Products for…

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OIFE MAB-meeting on Key4OI & EuRR-Bone

Friday the 19th the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) of OIFE came together for their 2nd meeting in 2020. The topics included Key4OI and the new rare bone registry EuRR-Bone. In addition to the OIFE MAB, we had invited the OIFE EC, our resource group on registries and Tracy Hart from the OI Foundation. In total…

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Get involved in Rare Disease Day!

Last chance to get involved in Rare Disease Day! Have you noticed that OIFE has had a Rare Disease Day campaign going in our social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) the last 1,5 week? Through various posts our goal has been to raise awareness about rare diseases, about osteogenesis imperfecta and about OIFE. Make sure…

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