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Weekly OHDSI Digest-21Aug2023


Please join our Aug. 22 (11 am ET) community call for a session focused on OHDSI and Clinical Registries: Sanity for Health Systems. This session will discuss how clinical registries can scale by using EHR automation and standardization by using the OMOP data model. We will share our experiences with the Cure ID clinical registry on efforts to lower the effort to ETL EHR data into OMOP, as well as getting more value for health systems by deploying OHDSI software within their clinical research environments. In our panel we will share experiences from Emory and UT Southwestern to build capacity for OHDSI in their organization. This session will be led by:

• Paul Nagy , Program Director for Graduate Training in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center

• Lee Evans , Founder, LTS Computing LLC

• DuWayne Willett , Chief Medical Informatics Officer, University of Texas Southwestern Health System

• Jeff Weaver , Director of Data Solutions for Emory University

Everybody is invited. Calendar invites went out last week. If you did not receive one, please use this link to join the meeting. All recordings from these weekly calls are available within our Teams environment and will be posted on both our YouTube page and our OHDSI.org Community Calls page.


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Research from the 2023 Europe Symposium is now available on OHDSI.org. Posters from the recent Collaborator Showcase in Rotterdam can now be viewed on the Europe Symposium Showcase homepage. Research is also being shared daily on OHDSI’s LinkedIn and Twitter feeds as part of the #OHDSISocialShowcase. Below are posters (with study leads) featured this week:

Monday – Measuring multimorbidity in IPCI: An analysis of more than 1.8 million patients (Solomon Ioannou)

Tuesday – A Simple Standard for Sharing Ontological Mappings (SSSOM) Workshop for OHDSI Europe (Nicolas Matentzoglu)

Wednesday – Transforming EBMT Registry to the OMOP Common Data Model (Maria Paula Busto)

Thursday – A new route of administration hierarchy derived from dose forms supporting standardised drug dose calculations (Theresa Burkard)

Friday – Pattern of long COVID symptoms and conditions: clustering analysis based on large multinational cohorts as part of an EHDEN Study-A-Thon (Kim López-Güell and Martí Català)

• Titan Award nominations are now open. To recognize OHDSI collaborators (or collaborating institutions) for their contributions towards OHDSI’s mission, the OHDSI Titan Awards were introduced at the 2018 Symposium and have been handed out at the U.S./Global Symposium each year since. You can nominate a community member for a 2023 Titan Award now; the deadline is Sept. 15, 2023.

• The OHDSI Global Symposium will host our first ever ‘OHDSI Got Talent’ event. As with the popular television series, we will have a series of contestants perform 4-6 minute routines to showcase their talent, and a panel of judges will share their thoughts on what they have seen. The OHDSI community will vote for their favorite and we will crown a winner! Do you sing or play a musical instrument? Do you dance? Can you do magic or comedy? Do you have some other unique skill that you can demonstrate in 6 minutes or less? We want to see it! If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. The deadline to submit this form is 8pm ET on Friday, September 22; you will be notified of your acceptance by Friday, September 29.

• The new Community Dashboard is now available on OHDSI.org. The dashboard includes tracking sites for publications, YouTube videos, EHDEN Academy courses, network studies, the phenotype explorer, and opportunities.


The 2023 OHDSI Global Symposium will be held Oct. 20-22 at the NEW location of the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in East Brunswick, N.J. Below are all the critical links you will need for the weekend.

Register | Weekend Agenda | Collaborator Showcase Details | Book a Hotel Sleeping Room

Full Weekend Timeline | Weekend Activities Details | Register for OHDSI Got Talent!

2023 Titan Award Nomination Form

Please note that the weekend activity sign-ups are located on the main registration link above


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