Since its launch in 2015, the OIF’s Regional Conference program, Uniting Unbreakable Spirits, has reached more than 1,100 members of the OI community, half of whom had never attended an OI event before. Join us at the next upcoming OIF Regional Conference in Phoenix, Arizona!
The OIF Regional Conference in Phoenix will be hosted by Dr. Pamela Smith, endocrinologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Saturday, March 7th. This one day event will include physician-led sessions and discussions on understanding and living well with OI. OIF Regional Conferences are great opportunities for both new and long-time OI community members to learn from expert speakers and meet other individuals and families in the area. Whether this is your first OIF event or your 50th, we hope to see you in Phoenix!
Registration is $35 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. Registration includes lunch and access to all sessions. Online registration closes on Monday, March 2nd with limited on-site registration available on March 7th.
The OIF and Phoenix Children’s Hospital are finalizing the agenda and will publish it here when completed. Confirmed session topics include basics of OI, pharmacological and orthopedic treatments, genetics, spine and cardiopulmonary health, pain management, and breakout sessions on adult and pediatric health.
Dr. Cathleen Raggio and her research team at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will be available to enroll participants in their study investigating hearing loss in individuals with OI. Participation is voluntary and more information is available here.
The Regional Conference will take place at the Conference Center on the campus of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, at 2632 N 20th Street, Phoenix, Arizona.
Free accessible parking will be available at the Cambridge Garage at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Local volunteers at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be supervising the Children’s Room for children ages 3 to 12. While some games and crafts may be provided, young attendees are encouraged to bring their own activities as well.
A block of rooms is available at Staybridge Suites Phoenix-Biltmore at 2940 North Greenfield Road Phoenix, Arizona 85016. Room rates range from $169 to $189 per night and a variety of accessible rooms are included in the room block. The deadline for online booking is Friday, February 7, 2020.
Contact Michael Stewart, the OIF Regional Program Services Manager, at MStewart@oif.org.