OI Foundation Regional Conference: Washington, DC
The Westin Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
Save the Date! Join the OI Foundation for a Regional Conference on Saturday, June 10.
Online registration coming soon.
This one-day in-person event will include sessions and discussions on understanding and living with osteogenesis imperfecta. OIF Regional Conferences are great opportunities for new and long-time OI community members to learn from expert speakers and meet other individuals and families in the area. Past OIF Regional Conferences have included sessions on medical and orthopedic treatments, pulmonary health, dental health, pain management, and more. OI community members will also share personal experiences in panel discussions. Children under the age of 12 can attend for free, however, childcare will not be available during the conference.
Captioning will be available for all sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the OIF Regional Conference intended for?
OIF Regional Conferences are intended for OI community members and their families who live in the local area or region of the event. These are one-day meetings designed to provide opportunities to learn more about osteogenesis imperfecta and current treatment options. Individuals in the greater DC area with all types and severities of OI are welcome to attend.
Will I be able to speak with experts and have my health concerns addressed?
There will be a designated time during each session for Q&A, and we encourage everyone to ask questions and participate.
Will there be information on adult OI health?
Yes! When relevant, speakers will address both adult and pediatric health concerns.
Is the OIF Regional Conference: Washington, DC replacing the OIF National Conference?
No, it is not replacing the OIF National Conference. While OIF Regional Conferences have some similarities with OIF National Conferences, they are distinct programs with different goals. Regional Conferences are intended for local community members and highlight local resources and physician speakers in a shorter and more intimate meeting format.
Can I book a hotel room?
The OIF has reserved a small block of rooms at the Westin Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. You can find that link here.
How can I get to The Westin Crystal City?
The hotel is located by the DC Metro system, and garage and street parking are available. Garage parking is $20 per vehicle for registered attendees.