Past OIFE AGMs
Read reports from previous Annual General Meetings of OIFE here.
Our Annual General Meeting 2023 was held at Scandic Continental in Stockholm, Sweden on the 10th and 11th June 2023. The formal business part took place on Saturday afternoon after the topical meeting. Saturday evening we had a very nice dinner, where we also made a toast for OIFE’s 30th anniversary. On Sunday we had an open discussion with evaluation of the events and ideas for activities and priorities for the future.
On Saturday June 4th we were ca 35 people representing 18 member organizations, who came together for OIFE’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022 on Zoom. The agenda included:
- Internal news & updates
- Approval of OIFE’s Annual Report 2021
- Approval of financial report 2021
- Dissolution of OIFE 1 in the Netherlands because OIFE 2 has been established under Belgian law
The general assembly unanimously voted to approve the annual and financial reports for 2021. The proposal from OIFE’s Executive Committee to dissolve OIFE as a non profit in the Netherlands was also approved, which means we can finalize the process of moving our umbrella organization to Belgium. The AGM was followed by an educational webinar.
The second part of OIFE’s annual meeting on June 4th 2022 was an educational webinar open to anyone. And a diverse group of ca 80 participants including OIFE-people, clinicians, researchers, industry people and other interested individuals came together to hear about news from the international OI-community.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021 took place on Zoom on June 19th. It was divided in 2 parts – the formal business part, and part 2 “OIFE projects and collaborations” There were in total 48 participants to OIFE AGM 2021 part 1 with 19 voting members.
Part 2 was an educational webinar with 75 participants from Europe, US, Latin America, Africa, Australia and Asia and included:
- OIFE projects & future events Pre Launch of the IMPACT survey
- Information on conferences and events in 2021 and 2022
- News from research (BOOSTB4, TOPAZ, SETRUSUMAB, EURR-BONE etc)
2020 Zoom (Valencia)
The Annual General Meeting in 2020 took place on Zoom on May 9th because of the Corona virus situation. Between 70-75 people attended the event in total, which was divided in 2 parts: Business section and a webinar called “New treatments in OI”.
2019 Riga, Latvia
The Annual General Meeting in 2019 took place in connection with the topical meeting See, Hear, Smile! We had around 35 participants from ca 22 countries who took part in the AGM.
2018 Dundee, Scotland
The 26th OIFE AGM & celebration of our 25th anniversary took place in Dundee, Scotland from August 19th – 20th. The OIFE events were held after/in parallel with the 50th anniversary of the Brittle Bone Society (BBS), which took place from August 17th – 19th. The OIFE AGM took place from Sunday morning (Aug 19th) and there were 38 participants and 14 votes at most. In addition to usual AGM business, sharing of examples & ideas from the different organizations were in focus. As part of the OIFE AGM, the delegates participated in a joint session with the Brittle Bone Society, where the main topic was patient priorities in research. During the AGM we celebrated the OIFE’s 25th anniversary with dinner, invited guests, speeches, anniversary cake and the launch of an anniversary video.
2017 Warzawa, Poland
The 25th OIFE AGM took place in Warszawa, Poland from May 26-28. There were 13 delegates with voting rights present, and in total we were 19 participants excluding guests from the Polish OI- organization. We were very warmly welcomed by the Polish OI-organization and had constructive discussions about OIFE’s strategy – short and long term, which was the main topic. We also welcomed OI Latvia (LOIB) as a new ordinary member of OIFE.
2016 Lisbon, Portugal
From October 9th to 10th 2016 the delegates came together in our Annual General Meeting (AGM) after the congress in Lisbon. We were 21 participants from 13 different member organisations present as well as guests from the German HPP-organisation and the new Latvian OI-organization.
2015 Oslo, Norway
The Annual General Meeting took place in Oslo in September 2015 and was lead by OIFE’s 2nd Vice-President Eero Nevalainen and OIFE’ treasurer Céu Barreiros. The meeting was held together with the OIFE topical meeting „Soft Tissues & Soft Issues – OI in adults is more than fractures“. The AGM had 20 participants from 11 different member organizations. It was little time during the AGM, so only the most necessary topics were discussed together with some changes oft he bylaws.