OI:Biennial 2008 Osteogenesis Imperfecta Conference Held in Crystal City, VA

ALT TITLE: 2008 OI Conference Held in Crystal City, VA

8.1.08 - A biennial conference for community members was held over the weekend from July 31st through August 2nd, 2008. On Thursday, Dr. Jay R. Shapiro was present as one of the volunteer physicians from across the country who provided 87 people with 52 appointments for medical consultations. Dr. Shapiro also gave a workshop on the next day; the OI Registry (which was nearing 1,200 members) was available for people to register throughout the day. Many patients of Dr. Shapiro’s were at the meeting and had the opportunity to meet other individuals with OI at this light-hearted event. The conference included a talent show and concluded with a spectacular dance. The next OI Conference is set to be held in Portland Oregon at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in July 8th-10th, 2010.

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