OI2022

14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA

30 AUGUST to 2 SEPTEMBER 2022 • SHEFFIELD, UK

Welcome

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 14th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Sheffield, UK.

The international osteogenesis imperfecta conference brings together scientists and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines, presenting updates on developments in current scientific research, medical and surgical treatment options as well as discussions around topics such as rehabilitation, quality of life, pain, mental health and service development.

The scientific programme will highlight state-of-the-art clinical practices, recent advances as well as new data and perspectives, in a format designed to encourage interaction and collaboration between all stakeholders.  We aim to cover a wide range of topics, from state of the art research to the broad spectrum of clinical situations that physicians might encounter. 

Our goal is that all members of the OI-community will benefit from taking part in the event - including clinical and scientific researchers, clinicians, therapists and other health care professionals as well as representatives from patient organisations.

The multidisciplinary nature of the conference provides an opportunity to talk to specialists from many different fields including geneticists, internists, endocrinologists, orthopaedic surgeons, dentists, radiologists, paediatricians, physiotherapists, nurses as well as patient and industry representatives.

Sheffield is England’s 5th largest city, and with its two universities has been voted the UK’s most popular student destination. It has a vibrant and diverse social scene, and at the same time is one of the UK’s greenest cities, with one third of the city lying within the Peak District National Park.  Transport links are good and there is a choice of international airports within an hour of the city.

The meeting takes place on the University of Sheffield campus, meaning that accommodation and meeting facilities are easily accessible and a short walk apart.  It also means that we can offer very low accommodation rates, starting at £45 per night for bed and breakfast.

Please submit your abstracts on any relevant topic and we hope that you will be able to join us for an exciting meeting with constructive discussions about state of the art clinical and basic science related to osteogenesis imperfecta. 

Hope to see you in Sheffield in September 2022!

Nick Bishop
OI2022 Meeting Chair

Organising Committees

Scientific Committee

Joan Marini – Chair (Bethesda, USA)
Franco Antoniazzi (Verona, Italy)
Darko Anticevic (Zagreb, Croatia)
Nick Bishop (Sheffield, UK)
Peter Byers (Seattle, USA)
Anne de Paepe (Ghent, Belgium)
François Fassier (Montreal, Canada)
Antonella Forlino (Pavia, Italy)
Francis Glorieux (Montreal, Canada)
Richard Kruse (Wilmington, USA)
Gerard Pals (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Cathleen Raggio (New York, USA)
Marianne Rohrbach (Zurich, Switzerland)
Oliver Semler (Cologne, Germany)
Lena Lande Wekre (Oslo, Norway)

About the meeting

 The international conference 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. Thirteen conferences have been organised successfully as a collaboration between the scientific committee and local organizers; the last being held in Oslo in 2017.

The most recent meetings have been held as follows:

2017   Oslo, Norway
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 Sheffield meeting and are expected to include:

  • Clinical researchers
  • Basic scientists
  • Internists
  • Paediatricians
  • Endocrinologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Radiologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Geneticists
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Dentists
  • Patient group representatives
  • Industry representatives

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of the programme: 

  • 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

Scientific programme

The Conference will bring together scientists and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines, presenting cutting edge news from basic science, current research as well as medical and surgical treatment of OI.

The scientific programme will strive to highlight state-of-the-art clinical practices, recent advances as well as new data and perspectives, in a format designed to encourage interaction and collaboration between all stakeholders.  We aim to cover a wide range of topics, from state of the art research to the broad spectrum of clinical situations that physicians might encounter. 

Our goal is that all members of the OI-community will benefit from taking part in the event – including clinical and scientific researchers, clinicians, therapists, other health care professionals as well as representatives from patient organisations.

View programme

View poster list

Abstract submission

Abstract submission for OI2022 is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who submitted abstracts.

In case of any queries please don't hesitate to contact us at iccbh@ectsoc.org.

New Investigator Awards

New Investigator Awards will be offered to abstract authors according to mean score achieved during the blind reviewing process. 

To be eligible for a New Investigator Award an author must be: 

1.    First and presenting author
2.    Must be in training or within 3 years of attaining PhD or MD or equivalent and/or aged under 35

Additional New Investigator Awards will be provided by ECTS.  Members of ECTS who fit the above criteria will be eligible to apply for these ECTS awards. 

Applications are now closed and award winners have been notified.

BBS/OIF/OIFE Awards

An opportunity for a researcher or healthcare professional working on osteogenesis imperfecta related topics in adults or children, in a low or middle income country, to apply for an award to attend OI2022.

Download the flyer for further details.

Applications are now closed.

Sponsorship and exhibition

You are cordially invited to join the list of supporters of the 14th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI2022). 

OI2022 will offer a high quality scientific programme of interest to both clinical and basic scientists. We’re expecting between 200 and 250 delegates from all around the world to attend, including many key opinion leaders in the field.

The conference is quite unique in attracting professionals and patient representatives alike, which offers a broad exposure of your products. Leading professionals will influence colleagues worldwide in their choice of therapeutic modalities, and patient organisations will bring news of your product to members. Despite a relatively low number of delegates, which in many ways makes the conference more enjoyable for everybody attending, the exposure of your products will reach far beyond the visitors at the conference.

The multidisciplinary nature of the conference provides an opportunity to talk to specialists from many different fields including geneticists, internists, endocrinologists, radiologists, orthopaedics, paediatricians, dentists, physiotherapists, nurses and others working with osteogenesis imperfecta and other metabolic and bone related disorders as well as other rare disorders.

We hope that you will be able to join us for an exciting meeting with constructive discussions about state of the art clinical and basic science related to osteogenesis imperfecta. Please contact us to discuss sponsorship and exhibition options.

Venue

We are delighted to be hosting the meeting in the vibrant city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. With its two universities, it has a world-class reputation for teaching and research, and the city is one of the UK’s greenest, and also one of the most lively. Although England’s 5th largest city, it is compact and easy to get around with plenty of good accommodation at affordable prices at walking distance from the conference venue and social events. A trip to Sheffield would not be complete without a trip to the nearby Peak District National Park, Britain’s first national park, established in 1951, a must for any walkers, cyclists, cavers, climbers or simply anyone who enjoys exploring the English countryside. From wild moorlands, through limestone dales, bustling market towns and pretty villages, the Peak District is an area of amazing variety and contrast. If you have time we would highly recommend a visit at the end or beginning of your stay.

The meeting will take place at The Edge, a meeting venue on the University of Sheffield Endcliffe Village campus. Accommodation in different categories is available on the same campus.

Address: The Edge, University of Sheffield Endcliffe Village, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield S10 3ED

Registration and accommodation

Registration form

Registration fee Full rate

Earlybird, until 23:59 Friday 27 May 2022 £480

Saturday 28 May onwards £550

Registration fee     Discounted rate*  

Earlybird, until 23:59 Friday 27 May 2022 £300

Saturday 28 May onwards £370

Bed and breakfast Jonas Hall £65 per night
Bed and breakfast Endcliffe Village Campus £45 per night
Informal Dinner    £15
Conference Dinner    £25

*Discounted rate

To register at the discounted rate you must be one of the following:

- an undergraduate
- a current MD/PhD student
- within 5 years of obtaining an MD/PhD
- a Resident or Fellow
- an Allied Health Professional
- a registered patient group representative*
- based in a low or developing income country (see list

*The meeting programme is designed for healthcare professionals and researchers.  Pharma industry regulations do not allow open invitations to members of the public to attend.  However, patient organisation representatives may register to attend the meeting provided they meet the following criteria (evidence in the form of a letter on the organisation’s letterhead is required):
 
- They represent a formally registered international organisation with elections (or national with some international activities) and
- They are a member of the management group or are officially nominated by the management group or are a paid member of staff

Terms and Conditions
Late registration surcharge 
Delegates registering at the early bird rate must ensure that their fees are paid by the early bird deadline (4 June) otherwise the standard fee will apply. 

Registration deadlines 
The deadline for pre-conference registrations is Monday 22 August 2022.  Registrations made after this date may not be processed prior to the conference. 

Accommodation deadlines
Accommodation bookings and/or changes cannot be made after Monday 22 August 2022.

Cancellations 
Any cancellations must be made in writing to events@hg3.co.uk.

If cancelled on or before 27 May 2022 23:59 BST - 100% of registration/accommodation fees are refundable  
If cancelled from 28 May to 29 June 2022 23:59 BST - 70% of registration/accommodation fees are refundable
No refunds are payable from 30 June 2022 onwards 
 
Substitutions can be made until Monday 22 August 2022 23:59 (BST).

Covid measures

All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold the conference and to present the published programme as scheduled in a way which assures the comfort and safety of all participants.  

Insurance, release and waiver of liability

It is highly recommended that all participants carry appropriate health and travel insurance.  The organisers cannot accept liability for individual issues relating to medical, travel or personal insurance.  Because of the changing conditions for travel and conferences we encourage attendees to purchase refundable tickets until the international situation has stabilized.

Italian agency
Any Italian pharmaceutical company supporting or participating in a congress abroad, is subjected to an authorization by AIFA (Italian Drug Agency), according to an Italian Government Decree (Decreto Legislativo 219/06 – art. 124).

The authorisation request must be submitted within 70 days before the start date of the event. The appointed agency to collect all applications from pharmaceutical companies and file them with the AIFA is:

Benedetta Cambria
Alijet & Fargo International Srl
Via P. Maroncelli 44-46-48-50
50137 FIRENZE
Tel 055/600555
b.cambria@alifargoint.it

Accommodation scam alert

If you are contacted by any agency offering to book accommodation for you please IGNORE.  Accommodation bookings should only be made using the official registration/accommodation booking form unless you prefer to make your own arrangements using a booking website of your choice.

Deceptive tactics by housing "pirates" may include:

  • Informing attendees and exhibitors that the OI2022 hotel room block is sold-out and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room
  • Distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by OI2022 or our agents
  • Illegally using OI2022 or ICCBH’s name and/or logo to falsely represent themselves as being affiliated with OI2022/ICCBH 

If you are uncertain about the legitimacy of any communication sent to you please do not hesitate to forward it to us for verification.

Delegate information

Detailed information for delegates will be posted here week beginning 8 August. This will include more information about accommodation - check in/out times, what is included in the rooms, breakfast times etc.

Travel

By air
There are three airports within easy reach of Sheffield (approximately 1 hour travelling time), Manchester, Leeds Bradford and East Midlands.

London Heathrow and London Gatwick are also accessible by train with just one change in London.

By rail
The journey from London takes approximately 2 hours, while Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham are around 1 hour.

If travelling by taxi to the meeting venue please ask for The Edge, University of Sheffield Endcliffe Campus, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield S10 3ED.

Map and travel directions

Contact

Janet Crompton
iccbh@ectsoc.org

Organised by ICCBH - International Conference on Children's Bone Health - in association with the European Calcified Tissue Society