OI2020

14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA

5-8 SEPTEMBER 2020 • SHEFFIELD, UK

Welcome

It is with great pleasure we invite you to participate in the 14th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI2020) in Sheffield, UK, from 5-8 September 2020.

The meeting will offer a high quality scientific programme of interest to both clinical and basic scientists. We’re expecting between 200 and 250 delegates from across the globe, including many key opinion leaders in the field.

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 and others working with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Highlights will include the following

  • An exciting programme of invited speaker lectures featuring some of the world’s leading experts in the field
  • The opportunity for you to present and discuss your work with others
  • Networking opportunities
  • Seminars for different target groups
  • An exhibition area
  • Well-attended poster sessions

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.

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. Come and participate in an interactive meeting with the leaders in the field!

We look forward to seeing you in Sheffield in September 2020!

Nick Bishop
OI2020 Meeting Chair

Organising Committees

Scientific Committee

Joan Marini – Chair (USA)
Franco Antoniazzi (Italy)
Darko Anticievic (Croatia)
Nick Bishop (UK)
Peter Byers (USA)
Adele Boskey (USA)
Raymond Dagliesh (UK)
Anne de Paepe (Belgium)
Francois Fassier (Canada)
Antonella Forlino (Italy)
Francis Glorieux (Canada)
Gerard Pals (The Netherlands)
Cathleen Raggio (USA)
Marianne Rohrback (Switzerland)
Oliver Semler (Germany)
Lena Lande Wekre (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 2020 meeting and are expected to include:

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

Programme and topics

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.

Abstract submission

There are opportunities for presentations (oral communications and posters) based on submitted abstracts.

Abstract submission will open in autumn 2019.

The abstract deadline is Friday 1 May 2020.

Sponsorship and exhibition

You are cordially invited to join the list of supporters of the 14th International Conference on Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI2020). 

OI2020 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 student campus. Accommodation in different categories is available on the same campus.

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

Map and travel directions

Registration and Accommodation

Details will be announced in July 2019.

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

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.

Please see here for information about discounted rail travel for conference delegates travelling to Sheffield with East Midlands Trains.

Map and travel directions

Contact

Janet Crompton
info@iccbh.org 

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