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Weekly OHDSI Digest - April 15, 2024


Please join our April 16 (11 am ET) community call for a session focused on Tools to Evaluate ETL. This call will also include our third April Olympians update from Clair Blacketer and Melanie Philofsky. We will welcome two community leaders to lead our main session:

- Frank DeFalco , Senior Director, Observational Health Data Analytics at Janssen Research & Development

-Katy Sadowski, Senior Associate Director, Boehringer Ingelheim

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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Congratulations to the team of Nhung TH Trinh, Annika M Jödicke, Martí Català, Núria Mercadé-Besora, Saeed Hayati, Angela Lupattelli, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, and Hedvig ME Nordeng on the publication of Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines to prevent long COVID: data from Norway in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Congratulations to the team of Guy Tsafnat, Rachel Dunscombe, Davera Gabriel, Grahame Grieve, and Christian Reich on the publication of Converge or Collide? Making Sense of a Plethora of Open Data Standards in Health Care in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Congratulations to the team of Ailbhe Lawlor, Carol Lin, Juan Gómez Rivas, Laura Ibáñez, Pablo Abad López, Peter-Paul Willemse, Muhammad Imran Omar, Sebastiaan Remmers, Philip Cornford, Pawel Rajwa, Rossella Nicoletti, Giorgio Gandaglia, Jeremy Yuen-Chun Teoh, Jesús Moreno Sierra, Asieh Golozar, Anders Bjartell, Susan Evans-Axelsson, James N’Dow, Jihong Zong, Maria J. Ribal, Monique J. Roobol, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Katharina Beyer, on behalf of the PIONEER Consortium on the publication of Predictive Models for Assessing Patients’ Response to Treatment in Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review in the European Urology Open Science.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Maternal Health Data Science Fellowship, which is designed to empower clinical investigators to leverage emerging technologies for improved maternal and neonatal care while reducing morbidity and mortality. The program, which will include the components of career development, practice and networking, will train clinical investigators in observational research methods to enable them to conduct reproducible research and generate real-world evidence. More information, including application details, are now available, and the deadline to apply is May 15, 2024.

• The CBER BEST Initiative Seminar Series returns Wednesday, April 17 (11 am - 12 pm ET) as 2021 Titan Award honoree Yong Chen presents his research on **"**Real-World Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Against Infection and Severe Diseases in Children and Adolescents: causal inference under misclassification in treatment status." This series is open to anybody: Calendar invite to CBER BEST Seminar.

• The third annual OHDSI DevCon will be held virtually on Friday, April 26, from 9 am-3 pm ET.

Join leaders from our Open-Source Community for a day to both welcome and inform both new and veteran developers within the OHDSI Community. More details on the agenda will be posted when available.

Atif Adam announced an opportunity for collaboration around a new network study focusing on Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). The study intends to deepen the understanding of STEMI patients’ characteristics and identify incidence rates across multiple real-world data datasets. More details and information on how to get involved are available within the forum post.

• Research from the 2023 Global Symposium Collaborator Showcase can be viewed on the Global Symposium Showcase page. Research is also being shared daily on OHDSI’s LinkedIn, Twitter/X and Instagram feeds as part of the #OHDSISocialShowcase. Below are posters (with study leads) that are featured this week:

Monday — Augmenting the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Dataset with Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Data, Secure and Deidentified Clinical Dataset (Stephanie Hong)

Tuesday — The Feasibility of Clinical Quality Language (CQL) Based Digital Quality Measures (dQMs) Implementation to OMOP CDM (Emir Amaro Syailendra)

Wednesday — Using Cohort Diagnostics to Assess the Phenotypic Data Quality in All of Us Research Program (Lina Sulieman)

Thursday — Demonstration of the OHDSI phenotype library (Gowtham Rao)

Friday — Large variety Country size RWD data-lake (Guy Livne)


The 2024 OHDSI Global Symposium will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. The tentative symposium format will feature tutorials on Oct. 22, plenaries and the collaborator showcase on Oct. 23, and workgroup activities on Oct. 24. Registration has not opened yet.

Registration is now OPEN for the 2024 OHDSI Europe Symposium, which will be held June 1-3 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. There will be tutorials and workshops June 1-2 at the Erasmus University Medical Center, and the main conference will be held Monday, June 3, on the Steam Ship Rotterdam. Please visit the event homepage for more information and registration details.


Alex Asiimwe shared an opening for a Director, RWE – Data Science at Gilead. As a RWE Data Scientist (OMOP/OHDSI), you will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and maintaining healthcare data solutions using the OHDSI framework. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to advancements in health informatics and research.

Linying Zhang shared openings for both a Postdoc and a Senior Data Analyst at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Successful candidates will work on causal machine learning and responsible AI for reliable real-world evidence generation. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to linyingz@wustl.edu.


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