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Two Weeks From The Symposium: Showcase, Network Breakouts and More!

(Craig Sachson) #1

Hello OHDSI Community,
We are officially two weeks away from the OHDSI Symposium, so here are a few more updates!


Always one of the most anticipated aspects of the symposium, our 2020 Symposium features more than 100 posters, software demos and lightning talks in the areas of Observational Data Standards and Management, Methodological Research, Open-Source Analytics Development, and Clinical Applications. We got so many incredible submissions this year, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

How will it work in a virtual setting? We have created individual channels for each presentation, so you can visit them throughout the day. There will be three different poster walks throughout the 18-hour symposium, and each presenter will be within their channel during one of them to engage in discussion or answer any questions you might have.

Don’t worry, we’ll let you know what session each presenter will be in! Of course, by being able to visit throughout the day, you can engage in asynchronous conversation whenever you’d like.

We will have two sessions of lightning talks (at two different times, see schedule above), with one focused on Data Standards and Methods Research and the other is Clinical Applications and Evidence Dissemination.


There will be two network breakout sessions to allow for engagement and discussion on various important topics within our OHDSI community. You can join one meeting, hop around, become part of the discussion or just stay and listen to topics that interest you.

To allow for participation around the world, the sessions will be held at both 3 am ET and 10 am ET. Some examples of session topics and leads are below (subject to change), and more could be added closer to the event, so please stay tuned!

Session 1 – 3 am ET

APAC OHDSI Study Collaborations (Nicole Pratt, Seng Chan You)
COVID-19 (Talita Duarte-Salles, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra)
EHDEN (Nigel Hughes, Peter Rijnbeek)
Extract, Transform, Load (Maxim Moinat, Melanie Philofsky, Mui Van Zandt)
Population-Level Effect Estimation (Martijn Schuemie, Marc Suchard)

Session 2 – 10 am ET

Extract, Transform, Load (Maxim Moinat, Melanie Philofsky, Mui Van Zandt)
N3C - National COVID Cohort Collaborative (Kristin Kostka, Andrew Williams)
OMOP CDM & Vocabularies (Clair Blacketer, Christian Reich)
Open-Source Development (Gregory Klebanov, Anthony Sena)
Patient-Level Prediction (Jenna Reps, Ross Williams)
Phenotype Development (Anna Ostropolets, Patrick Ryan)
Population-Level Effect Estimation (Martijn Schuemie, Marc Suchard)
Regulatory Science (George Hripcsak, Peter Rijnbeek)
Women of OHDSI (Maura Beaton, Tess Korthout, Rupa Makadia)


While registration remains open for the tutorials (Oct. 18), the main symposium (Oct. 19), and the study-a-thon (Oct. 20-21), please remember that you MUST be registered for the symposium to get into either the tutorials or the study-a-thon. Registration for all three are below:

Symposium: https://bit.ly/33jCOEV
Tutorials: https://bit.ly/33juQeU
Study-A-Thon: https://bit.ly/2EOCa8Q

We can’t wait to see you in just over two weeks!