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Weekly OHDSI Digest-27Sept2021


Please join us Tuesday, Sept. 28 (11 am ET), as we introduce the community to the many workgroups available within OHDSI. Following community updates, we will re-open Gathertown so that you can visit each workgroup and learn more about what has been done, and what is currently being worked on. There will be workgroup leaders available to answer your questions, as well as videos and informational slides available to help you learn about what is happening.

Many of you will have the calendar link in your OHDSI Teams environment. If not, you will need the specific meeting link to access the community call; it will also be posted in the main OHDSI Teams environment. As always, if you can’t make it, the recordings will be posted to both our Community Calls page and the General OHDSI Teams recordings folder.


MOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET.

Psychiatry WG: Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 8 am ET.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – CDM/Vocabulary Subgroup Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 30 at 1 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET

Electronic Health Record WG: Friday, Oct. 1 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10 am ET.

Clinical Trials WG: Friday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10:30 am ET.


Congratulations to Sara Khalid, Cynthia Yang, Clair Blacketer, Talita Duarte-Salles, Sergio Fernández-Bertolín, Chungsoo Kim, Rae Woong Park, Jimyung Park, Martijn Schuemie, Anthony Sena, Marc Suchard, Seng ChanYou, Peter Rijnbeek, and Jenna Reps on the publication of “A standardized analytics pipeline for reliable and rapid development and validation of prediction models using observational health data” in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.

Congratulations to Yuan Peng, Azadeh Nassirian, Najia Ahmadi, Martin Sedlmayr, and Franziska Bathelt on the publication of “Towards the Representation of Genomic Data in HL7 FHIR and OMOP CDM” in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics.


CDM v5.4 is officially available. Clair Blacketer provided some details in this forum post. Please join the community updates section of tomorrow’s community call for more details on this release, and we will plan to have a demo at a later community call.

Registration is open for a two-day HL7 FHIR/OMOP Workshop this Wednesday-Thursday. Concepts that will be explored during the workshop include how to build the community and engage participants, reviewing near-term challenges regarding mapping and other issues, and working to establish a collaboration framework for moving forward, including setup of specific subgroups to advance individual use cases. Registration links are available here.

The 2021 APAC Symposium will be held Nov. 18 (APAC time zone). There are several planned talks during the full-day event, including ones focused on the FHIR/OHDSI collaboration, the APAC Chapter vision for 2022, the EHDEN consortium and state of the community talks for both the global community and the APAC community. Registration links and more details will be posted to OHDSI.org soon.

The #OHDSISocialShowcase began today. Over the next few months, research from the OHDSI2021 Collaborator Showcase will be profiled each weekday on both the OHDSI Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Please follow and share to highlight the breadth of research happening around our community.

The next CBER BEST Seminar Series presentation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 11 am ET. The speaker is being finalized, so more information is coming, but please save the date for the next presentation.

Work groups listed on the OHDSI website: To get a snapshot of the work group meetings for the month, please visit Upcoming Working Group Calls – OHDSI

Accessing MSTeams: To join OHDSI Teams, please fill out this form: Join OHDSI Teams
If you are already in the OHDSI teams environment and you would like to join work groups in teams, please fill out this form: Join Workgroups, Chapters, and Studies

Teams Best Practices and Guidance : For guidance on MS Teams, please log into OHDSI Teams and check out this channel located in the OHDSI Team Teams Best Practices and Guidance
**you can also find the document on our website ohdsi.org under “Collaborate with OHDSI in MS Teams.”

Please continue to collaborate in our MS Teams environment, check out the OHDSI website and forums, and follow us on all platforms, including Twitter and LinkedIn to get continued updates and information on everything happening in our community.