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Thank you to all the speakers, panelists, volunteers, UCLA staff, and attendees who participated in the 2018 OI Foundation Regional Conference in Los Angeles, California!

A diverse group of adults, parents, children, volunteers, and medical professionals attended the second Regional Conference in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 17th 2018 at the Covel Commons Building on the campus of the University of California in Los Angeles. With over 140 attendees, it was one of the largest Regional Conferences in OIF history!  Physician speakers shared current medical information and multidisciplinary approaches to managing OI.  Attendees participated in sessions including Basics of OI-Inheritance Patterns and Types of OI, Orthopedic Treatments, Respiratory Health, Dental Concerns, and Beyond the Bones.  Community members had the opportunity to connect with others and share their experiences with OI at the Conference. During lunch, many participated in a variety of discussion groups around common interests and experiences. The day concluded with a panel discussion on Advocating for Yourself where community members shared strategies they use to support themselves in a variety of different contexts.

The OIF would like to thank Dr. Deborah Krakow and her team at UCLA 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. Richard Bowen, Renna Zahr, Anthony Scaduto, Sandy Sandhaus, and Laura Tosi. Other speakers include Carolyn Tipton, Tony Jacobsen, Gunner Albitre, Stephanie Hutin, and Kam Daghighian.  The OIF would also like to especially thank Sam Alon and Carolyn Tipton for their help planning this successful event.

 

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