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The OI Foundation's National Conferences are a time for the OI community to come together to learn, share and support one another. 

On August 1-3, 2014 we celebrated the OI Foundation's National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Over 600 families and individuals living with OI gathered together for three days of information sessions and social activities. Video recordings and session summaries are available below. If you have any questions about the OIF conference program, please email


2014 OIF National Conference Session Summaries

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Adapting Your Home to Meet Your Needs         
Speakers: Karen Braitmayer and Michelle Duprey

Adaptive Equipment for Children                      
Speaker: Maureen Donohoe, PT, DPT, PCS

Aquatics for Children and Adults    
Speaker: Karen Josefyk, MSR, PT

Speaker: Robert Sandhaus, MD, PhD

Coping with Hearing Loss                                           
Speaker: David Vernick, MD

ER Emergencies                                                                                
Speakers: Cathleen Raggio, MD and Susie Wilson

Speaker: Eric Rush, MD

Health Issues and Treatment - Parents                 
Speaker: Mike Bober, MD, PhD

Health Issues and Treatment - Type I                    
Speaker: Linda DiMeglio, MD

Hearing and Ototoxic Drugs                                       
Speaker: David Vernick, MD

Hearing Loss and Employment                                 
Speaker: Valerie Stafford-Mallis

Home First Aid                                                                
Speaker: Kosmas Kayes, MD

How to Raise Awareness about OI                          
Speaker:  Cameron Penn

Introduction to OI                                                          
Speaker: Joan Marini, MD

Make Yourself Employable
Speaker: Gregory Fehribach, Esq. 

Parenting the Young Adult                                         
Speakers: Ann and Ken Finkel

Physical Activity for People with Mild OI            
Speaker: Maureen Donohoe, PT, DPT, PCS

Rodding Surgery                                                             
Speakers: Paul Esposito, MD and Francois Fassier, MD

Self Esteem                                                                       
Speaker: Pam Wagar, MD

Spine and Scoliosis                                                        
Speakers: Paul Esposito, MD and Francois Fassier, MD

The Eye and OI
Speaker: Felix Chau, MD

Transition to Adult Medicine                                    
Speakers: Richard Kruse, DO and Cory Nouri, MSS, MLSP

Understanding Malocclusions                                  
Speaker: James Hartsfield, DMD, PhD

Understanding OI Types                                               
Speaker: Peter Byers, MD 








We can't wait to see you at the
2016 OIF National Conference: 




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July 22-24, 2016


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