Please join us Tuesday, May 17 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, when we bring back a popular theme from last year, the OHDSI debates. On Tuesday, we will hear opposing views on two topics of interest, and then the community will vote on the winners!
Debate 1: Phenotype Development: One-size-fits-all vs. Tailored-per-databases
Debaters: Azza Shoaibi (Associate Director, Janssen Research & Development) and Asieh Golozar (VP, Global Head of Data Science, Odysseus Data Services, Inc.)
Debate 2: Study Diagnostics: Nice-to-have vs. Essential requirements
Debaters: Dani Prieto-Alhambra (Professor, Univ. of Oxford and Erasmus Univ.) and Martijn Schuemie (Research Fellow, Epidemiology Analytics, Janssen Research & Development
Everybody is invited. Calendar invites for our 2022 community calls go out each Friday. If you did not receive one, please use this link to join the meeting. All recordings from these weekly meetings will be posted on both our main OHDSI Teams tenant and on our OHDSI.org Community Calls page.
Common Data Model WG: Tuesday, May 17 at 1pm ET (Meeting Link )
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10am and 1pm ET, respectively.
Medical Imaging WG: Wednesday, May 18 at 7 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday alternating between 7am and 7pm ET.
FHIR and OMOP WG – Data Model Harmonization Subgroup Meeting: Wednesday, May 18 at 9am ET (Eastern Hemisphere) (Meeting Link) Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9am ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information & updates (Meeting ID: 971 1680 7510 Passcode: 143545)
Africa Chapter Meeting: Wednesday, May 18 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 9am ET
Open-Source Community WG: Wednesday, May 18 at 11am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday art 11am ET.
FHIR and OMOP WG-Terminologies Subgroup: Wednesday, May 18 at 12pm ET (European & Eastern US Time zone): (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 12pm ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates (Meeting ID: 924 8598 5949; Passcode: 477364) NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW MEETING LINK WITH NEW MTG ID AND PASSCODE
Health Equity Journal Club: Wednesday, May 18 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 12pm ET.
Data Quality Dashboard Development WG: Thursday, May 19 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 10am ET
HADES WG: Thursday, May 19 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 12pm ET.
FHIR and OMOP WG-Oncology Subgroup: Thursday, May 19 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 12pm ET
Education WG: Friday, May 20 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every 4 weeks on Friday of each month at 9am ET. MEETING IS CANCELLED
GIS-Geographic Information System WG GENERAL Meeting: Friday, May 20 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 9am ET.
Healthcare Systems Interest Group (formerly Electronic Health Record WG): Monday, May 23 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Monday at 10am ET.
Congratulations to the team of Justin Reese, Ben Coleman, Lauren Chan, Hannah Blau, Tiffany J. Callahan, Luca Cappelletti, Tommaso Fontana, Katie R. Bradwell, Nomi L. Harris, Elena Casiraghi, Giorgio Valentini, Guy Karlebach, Rachel Deer, Julie A. McMurry, Melissa A. Haendel, Christopher G. Chute, Emily Pfaff, Richard Moffitt, Heidi Spratt, Jasvinder A. Singh, Christopher J. Mungall, Andrew E. Williams & Peter N. Robinson on the publication of NSAID use and clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients: a 38-center retrospective cohort study in Virology Journal.
Dani Prieto-Alhambra and his team at Oxford are recruiting a Database Programmer to join the team. This position will contribute to the standardization and curation of large real world data from the UK and collaborate with the OHDSI, EHDEN and OPTIMA Oncology teams. More information and the application link are available here. The application deadline is May 23, 2022.
As mentioned by Sally Baxter and Kerry Goetz on last week’s community call, the National Eye Institute is looking for a DATA Scholar to develop a strategy and lead community consensus building to improve ocular health care through data standardization. Among other responsibilities, this person will build on community expertise of the OMOP CDM to advance standard representation of ocular concepts. More information is available here.
Cynthia Sung shared a recent summer internship opportunity in the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute. One internship of potential interest to the community is seeking a candidate in the areas of computational biology, computer science or bioengineering major who is proficient in coding in SQL and R or Python to transform Tuberculosis clinical trial data into the OMOP CDM. More information and an application link are available here.
Daniel Smith shared a recent opening at Emory University in Atlanta for an Informatics Analyst; this position will provide OMOP support for Winship Data and Winship Discovery projects. You can learn more about this project and apply here.
The next CDM Workshop will be held inside MS Teams this Thursday, May 19 (1 pm ET), and it will focus on ETL Vocabulary Mapping. If you are interested in taking part, please fill out this form.
The Roux Institute will host a one-day Symposium on Risks and Opportunities of AI in Clinical Drug Development on June 6. The event will be held in Portland, Maine, though you can attend this event virtually as well. The event, sponsored by Pfizer Inc., Northeastern University, the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Statistics Department and Data Science Institute at Columbia University, and OHDSI, is designed to serve as a platform for distinguished statisticians, data scientists, regulators, and other professionals to address the challenges and opportunities of AI in pharmaceutical medicine; to foster collaboration among industry, academia, regulatory agencies, and professional associations; and to propose recommendations with policy implications for proper implementation of AI in promoting public health.
EHDEN is now hosting its sixth open call for data partners looking to map their patient data to the OMOP CDM. Through its first five open calls, EHDEN has created a federated data network of 140 partners across 26 countries, and it has also trained and certified 47 SMEs to assist with mapping this data. Data Partners can benefit from up to a maximum of €100 000 funding. The deadline to apply is June 14, 2022.
All the talks and workshops from DevCon 2022 have now been uploaded to the DevCon homepage on OHDSI.org.
Want to help provide the foundation for future advances in OHDSI global research, and receive some benefits for your company in return? Check out the OHDSI Sponsorship homepage, which includes the community call presentation from George Hripcsak.
2022 OHDSI Symposium
Registration has opened for the 2022 OHDSI Symposium, which will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The main conference will be held Friday, Oct. 14, while a full-day tutorial (An Introductory Journey from Data to Evidence) will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be several workgroup activities between Oct. 15-16 as well. Here are several important links for #OHDSI2022.
2022 OHDSI European Symposium
The 2022 OHDSI European Symposium, which will be held at the Steam Ship Rotterdam in The Netherlands, will be held June 24-26. The main symposium will be June 24, and tutorials will be held June 25-26. For more information and the registration link, please visit the symposium homepage.
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