The international conferences on OI takes place every third year, usually switching between a venue in the US and Europe every second time. The conference provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of current basic and clinical science in the field of osteogenesis imperfecta in children, adolescents and adults.
The conference was initiated by an international group of independent clinicians and researchers interested in osteogenesis imperfecta. Twelve conferences has been organised successfully as a collaboration between the scientific committee and local organizers; the last being held in Wilmington, Delaware (US) in 2014.
The most previous meetings have been held as follows:
2014 Wilmington, Delaware, USA
2011 Dubrovnik, Croatia
2008 Ghent, Belgium
2005 Annapolis, Maryland, USA
2002 Annecy, France
Around 200-250 attendees are expected at the 2017-meeting and might include:
- Clinical researchers
- Basic scientists
- Occupational therapists
- Industry Representatives
The conference language is English
At the conclusion of this program:
- Clinicians will be able to develop a multidisciplinary management plan for children, adolescents and adults with OI.
- Participants will be able to discuss the latest research in the surgical, therapeutic and medical management of OI.
- Clinicians will be able to deliver evidence-based surgical and therapeutic care for their patients with OI.
- Participants will be aware of the non-medical resources available to OI patients, and be able to share those resources appropriately with patients.