Please join us Tuesday, May 10 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, when we will host three Mother’s Day-themed conversations, facilitated by members of our community. There will be discussions around clinical research opportunities, community building and data standards, and they are meant to be open conversations to address challenges within our community and/or the healthcare field.
The three discussions and facilitators will be:
Clinical Research Opportunities: Brainstorm on maternal health
Alison Callahan, Research Scientist, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics
Ru-fong Cheng, Senior Medical Director, Women’s Health, Office of the Chief Medical Officer,
Johnson & Johnson
- Noémie Elhadad, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics; Vice Chair, Research, Columbia Department of Biomedical Informatics
This discussion will be held in the standard community call meeting.
How can OHDSI support collaborator mothers to advance their personal and professional development?
- Rupa Makadia, Associate Director, Epidemiology Analytics, Janssen Research and Development
- Sarah Seager , Director of Data Science, OMOP at IQVIA
This discussion will be held here.
Recommended best practices for modeling pregnancy episodes and mother-child linkage
- Jill Hardin, Associate Director, Epidemiology Analytics, Janssen Research and Development
- Mui Van Zandt , VP & GM Real World Data & Tech, IQVIA
This discussion will be held here.
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 – VOCABULARY Subgroup: Tuesday, May 10 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 12:00 ET, alternating with the general CDM WG.
OMOP CDM Oncology WG- Outreach/Research Subgroup: Tuesday, May 10 at 3pm (ET) (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 3pm ET
FHIR and OMOP WG- Digital Quality Measurements Subgroup: Wed, May 11 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 10am ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates Zoom Details: Meeting ID: 836 4585 6405 Passcode: 552204
Natural Language Processing WG: Wednesday, May 11 at 2pm ET ( Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 2pm ET.
FHIR and OMOP WG-Oncology Subgroup: Thursday, May 12 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 12pm ET
OMOP CDM Oncology- Vocabulary /Development Subgroup: Thursday, May 12 at 1pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 1pm ET
FHIR and OMOP WG-Terminologies Subgroup: Meeting: Thursday, May 12 at 6pm ET (Pacific & Western Time zone participants): (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 6pm ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates (Meeting ID: 685 509 3136 Passcode: 710256) THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED
GIS-Geographic Information System WG DEVELOPMENT Meeting: Friday, May 13 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 9am ET.
Phenotype Development and Evaluation WG: Friday, May 13 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 10am ET.
Clinical Trials WG: Friday, May 13 at 10:30am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10:30am ET.
China Chapter WG: Friday, May 13 at 10pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second Friday of each month at 10pm ET. Note: this meeting does not take place in MS Teams.
Congratulations to the team of Fatemeh Amrollahi, Supreeth P Shashikumar, Angela Meier, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Shamim Nemati, and Gabriel Wardi on the publication of Inclusion of social determinants of health improves sepsis readmission prediction models in JAMIA.
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.
Registration opens TOMORROW for workgroup activities and meetings during the weekend of the 2022 OHDSI Symposium, which will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Check out this page for descriptions and times of all meetings, and then register for any meetings you would like to join (these meetings are free, but registration is important because there will be capped attendance based on room size).
All the talks and workshops from DevCon 2022 have now been uploaded to the DevCon homepage on OHDSI.org.
The latest OHDSI newsletter is now available, and it includes all the key information from DevCon, links to 10 community publications from April, details on the Sponsorship Program and other updates. If you don’t receive the monthly newsletter, you can subscribe to it here.
Are you running a network study and seeking collaboration or data partners, or simply want to increase awareness of your work? Our May 24 community call will be focused on Open Studies, and we are looking for presenters. If you would like to join this call, please contact Craig Sachson at firstname.lastname@example.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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