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OHDSI Community Call 9Jul2019

(Maura Beaton) #1

Hi Everyone,

Here’s the agenda for the tomorrow’s community call:

  1. Introduction of OHDSI newcomers
  2. Updates from the week
    • OHDSI Network Research Studies: We’ll run through ongoing network research studies and ask study leads for the latest updates.
    • 2019 OHDSI Symposium - Titan Awards: Call for nominations
    • Updates from OHDSI in Japan
    • Looking for presenters for upcoming OHDSI calls
  3. Presentation - @JMPark will join us from Korea to share his work on SOCRATex (Stage Optimization of Curating, Regularization, Annotation of clinical Text)

Love cannot save you from your own fate.
Jim Morrison


Upcoming Deadlines
Rare Disease Clinical Outcome Assessment Consortium
Submission Due: July 29th

Drug Development Tools Research Grants
Submission Due: August 5th

2019 OHDSI Symposium - Titan Award Nominations
Nominations Due - Thursday, August 8th at 5pm

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
Proposal Due: August 14th

Upcoming Conferences
Machine Learning for Healthcare 2019 - August 8-10th in Ann Arbor, MI

ASA Annual Meeting - August 10-13th in New York, NY
URL: https://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting-2019

2019 OHDSI Symposium - September 15-17th in North Bethesda, MD


Time: Every Tuesday from 12-1pm ET
Join the Webex: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M59X2V1U61WC9ASID2Z5N3UT95-D1JL&rnd=96139.930901412523321531221112212141232121131213113112112121536
Join the call using VoIP
How to use the VoIP: http://wlc.webex.com/docs/job_aids/IntegratedVoIP_JA.pdf


Join the call using the following teleconference details:
+1-415-655-0001 (US Toll)
Attendee Code: 199 982 907
Meeting details are also available on the wiki:

(Yi Zhang) #2

Hi Maura,

I just joined OHDSI and will introduce myself at tomorrow’s meeting. I posted a collaboration opportunities in Forum Researchers category. How do I add it to the ‘upcoming collaboration opportunities?’

Thank you very much,


(Maura Beaton) #3

Welcome @yzhang! Looking forward to meeting you on today’s OHDSI call!

To add to our ‘upcoming collaboration opportunities’, you can post the details here in this thread and I’ll add it to the list of opportunities in my regular announcements.

(Yi Zhang) #4

Hi Maura,

Have the meeting already ended? I tried to join around 12:45, but the meeting ID (attendee code) didn’t work.


(Yi Zhang) #5

Hi Maura,

Sorry that I missed the meeting. Will try to join again next Tuesday. I introduced myself this morning by posting under ‘General’ but couldn’t find a way to upload my headshot.

I also posted a research idea yesterday looking for an OHDSI collaborator, but haven’t received a response yet. Recently, PCORI approved my new LOI for the project – Dissemination of PCORI Improving Methods Projects to Advance Precision Medicine and Patient-centered Care – and invites us to send in a full proposal due 8/12/2019. For this project, we intend to partner with OHDSI community for active dissemination of 4 PCORI HTE studies that can advance ‘personalized pharmacotherapy’ within the OHDSI community.

I have discussed this project with George previously and he’ll write a general OHDSI support letter. I really hope that I can find an OHDSI collaborator for this exciting project. Can you recommend a place under Forum that this project will fit and attract most viewers? I see there’re some working groups. Maybe I should join one of those that I see fit?

Many thanks for your help!!!

(Christian Reich) #6


Hold your horses. :slight_smile: People saw this, trust me. The reason you haven’t seen any response is that the community is open and distributed. There is nobody, not even George, who speaks for the community. In other words, all collaborators have to decide for themselves whether or not they want to participate, and they all think "Well, interesting, but I can’t answer this, I am not the “OHDSI community”.

Instead, you may want to just create a strawman application and then ask who wants to chip in. You will get a ton of immediate responses.

Makes sense?

(Maura Beaton) #7

Thanks everyone for joining today’s OHDSI call, and a big thanks to @JMPark for joining us from Korea to share his work. Jimyung’s slides, as well as Mui’s slides on OHDSI in Japan, are available here: https://www.ohdsi.org/resources/presentations/community-meeting-presentations/

A recording of today’s meeting is available here:

(Yi Zhang) #8

Hi Christian,

Thank you so much for your help. I’m new to OHDSI and don’t really know how things work here. Your response made lots of sense to me. I’ll go back and revise with clarifications.