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The OIF would like to thank all of the speakers, organizers, volunteers, Shriners staff, and attendees who participated in the 2019 OI Foundation Regional Conference in Chicago, Illinois! 

On Saturday, April 13, the OIF held the 2019 Regional Conference in Chicago, Illinois at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago. Over 80 OI community members, including adults, parents, children, volunteers, and medical professionals gathered to share multidisciplinary approaches to managing OI. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including Orthopaedic Treatments, Pharmacological Treatments, Physical and Occupational Strategies with OI, Nutrition and Health, and Research Updates. Throughout the day, attendees engaged with thoughtful speakers and connected with other members of the OI community.

The OIF would like to thank Dr. Peter Smith and his team at the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago for their support and generous hospitality. We would also like to thank the meeting attendees, conference speakers, and volunteers for their participation. Physician speakers included Drs. Peter Smith, Kim Hammerberg, Gerarld Harris, Mercedes Rodriquez Celin, and Jay Shapiro. Other speakers from Shriners included Michelle Urban, Katherine Nikolai, Pam Patt, and Molly Grant. The OIF would especially like to thank Sahar Hassani and Ana Cristina Lamb for their help in ensuring this successful event.

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