About us

The OI Society of Australia was formed in 1977 with the three main aims being to:

  1. Offer information and support to individuals and families affected by O.I.
  2. Encourage and support research
  3. Provide public and professional education and create awareness.

These three aims continue to be our purpose and with the continued improvement in technology particularly electronic media we find that connecting people has become easier and the dissemination of information potentially more comprehensive. Our focus over the coming years will be to focus on raising awareness about OI and ensuring that people living with OI can access and fully participate in both our own activities and in the mainstream activities of society.

We will continue to hold a national conference on OI every two years; to drive and support Wishbone Day; and to promote and support educational events for schools, colleges, universities and medical professionals.   This website seeks to be our link to these and the wider community.

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that causes a person's bones to break easily, often from little or no apparent trauma. OI is also called "brittle bone disease." OI varies in severity from person to person, ranging from a mild type to a severe type that causes death before or shortly after birth.

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