Osteogenesis Imperfecta TeleECHO Clinic Series

The Osteogenesis Imperfecta TeleECHO Clinic Series is a partnership between the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (OIF) and Project ECHO™ (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). This monthly virtual education program aims to build capacity to safely and effectively diagnose and treat osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Each monthly session includes a main presentation, participant-led case presentations, and group discussion. Sessions are held on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and free CME is available for attendees. The main presentations are also recorded and available to view on the OIF website

The Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium (BBD) is part of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) through its Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR). BBD is funded under grant number U54AR068069 as a collaboration between NCATS, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).  


10/14/2020 Diagnosis and Genetic Testing
Eric. T. Rush, MD, FAAP, FACMG – Clinical Geneticist, Children’s Mercy Kansas City; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

11/11/2020 Lower Extremity Rodding/Coxa Vara
Maegen Wallace, MD – Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE

12/9/2020 Medical Treatment in Children
Frank Rauch, MD – Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada, Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University, Montreal, QC

01/13/2021 Upper Extremity Rodding
Jeanne M. Franzone, MD – Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

02/10/2021 Medical Treatment in Adults
Sandesh C.S. Nagamani, MD – Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

03/10/2021 Scoliosis
Jean Ouellet, MD, FRCSC – Clinical Director of Scoliosis & Spine Surgery, Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada; Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC

04/14/2021 ENT/Hearing
David Vernick, MD, FACS – Surgeon in Otolaryngology; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

05/12/2021 Dental and Orthodontics
Jean-Marc Retrouvey, DMD, MSc, FRCD – Professor and Chair of Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO

06/09/2021 Pulmonary Issues
Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, FCCP – Pulmonologist, National Jewish Health in Denver, CO

07/14/2021 Basilar Invagination·
Suken A. Shah, MD – Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE

08/11/2021 Women’s Health: Pregnancy and OI
Deborah Krakow, MD – Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Los Angeles

09/08/2021 Challenging Orthopedic Topics
Jeanne M. Franzone, MD – Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Learning Objectives

1. Diagnose individuals with OI based on clinical appearance and radiologic testing
2. Determine the need for medical treatment
3. Monitor for complications of osteogenesis imperfecta

Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium (BBD)
Time Required
12 hours or less
On demand
Delivery Method
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Submitted by Michael Stewart on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 11:37 . Last modified on 08/16/2021