The Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center at Marquette (OREC) recently co-supported a workshop on Transitional Care in Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI): Advances in Biology, Technology and Clinical Practice. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily and is also known as “brittle bone disease.” The number of Americans affected with OI is thought to be as many as 50,000 people.
The one day symposium was an opportunity for clinicians and researchers to come together and collaborate for the common goal of providing the best possible level of patient care. The workshop was held at Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago and was attended by many experts in the area of OI. Attendees from around the world included; physicians, therapists, biomedical engineers, mechanical and biological researchers, and scientists.