Our Guest Speaker
Dr Oliver Semler, PD Dr. med. Children´s hospital, university Cologne
PD Dr Oliver Semler is head of the department of rare skeletal diseases in childhood at the University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, Department of Pediatrics,
PD Dr. Semler studied medicine at the universities in Cologne and Freiburg and spent some time in the Australia, South Africa and Canada. He completed his thesis on „Surgical treatment of femur fractures in Osteogenesis imperfecta” at the university Heidelberg and finished his PhD in paediatrics with the thesis „Translationale research in Osteogenesis imperfecta: From Pathophysiology to personalized treatment“.
PD Dr. Semler is certified as paediatric rheumatologist and focusses clinical and scientifically on different skelettale dysplasia’s. In this topic a main interest is the improvement and quantification of mobility and muscle function. He is Principal investigator in a number of clinical trials and partner in international research networks. He published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and was awarded with the „Young Investigator Award“ of the „European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology“ and with the „Eva Luise Köhler Forschungspreis für Seltene Erkrankungen”.
He is medical advisor of the german patient organization for osteogenesis imperfecta and of the European patient organization (OIFE).