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Weekly OHDSI Digest - July 1, 2024


Please join us Tuesday, July 2 (11 am ET), for our annual “Meet New Members of the OHDSI Community” session. Some of our newest collaborators will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, share their professional journey and discuss how they hope to impact the OHDSI community. We hope you join this session to either help welcome some potential future collaborators, or introduce yourself and start your own journey within OHDSI.

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.

Community Updates

• Congratulations to the team of Fateme Nateghi Haredasht, Sajjad Fouladvand, Steven Tate, Min Min Chan, Joannas Jie Lin Yeow, Kira Griffiths, Ivan Lopez, Jeremiah W. Bertz, Adam S. Miner, Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen, Huiqiong Deng, Keith Humphreys, Anna Lembke, L. Alexander Vance, and Jonathan H. Chen on the publication of Predictability of buprenorphine-naloxone treatment retention: A multi-site analysis combining electronic health records and machine learning in Addiction.


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Congratulations to the team of Gyunam Park, Yaejin Lee, and Minsu Cho on the publication of Enhancing healthcare process analysis through object-centric process mining: Transforming OMOP common data models into object-centric event logs in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.


The latest edition of the OHDSI newsletter is now available. It includes information on the OHDSI Evidence Network, LLMs in the evidence generation process, the latest collaborator spotlight with Sarah Seager, recent publications and presentations, community updates and more.

• To carry out the OHDSI mission, we need an active and willing global network of data partners, and we need the ability to quickly identify those that might be the right fit for a specific clinical research question. Last year we piloted this effort through the Save our Sisyphus challenge and are now ready to move forward based on our learnings. The OHDSI Evidence Network workgroup is excited to initiate a network study that will describe the OHDSI Network in a publication, and will also create an open public resource designed to facilitate evidence generation faster and better than ever by building on methodologies developed by thought leaders around the world. You can access the protocol here, and you can learn more about this effort from a recent OHDSI Evidence Network update. Come join us on this exciting journey!

• The workshop on “AI for Reliable and Equitable Real-World Evidence Generation in Medicine” at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) will take place on July 9, 2024 at Salt Lake City, Utah. The workshop focuses on advancing the understanding and exploring the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) in analyzing real-world data (RWD) for real-world evidence (RWE) generation. Speakers and panelists from informatics, biostatistics, computer science, and related fields across academic institutions, federal agencies, and healthcare providers will be joining us for the workshop.

OHDSI Social Showcase

• Research from the 2024 Europe Symposium Collaborator Showcase 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 — Transforming lung cancer EHR data into the OMOP CDM: A case study of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (Evangelos Chandakas (Handakas))

Tuesday — Four Complexities when mapping NCRAS to the OMOP CDM (Laura Kerr)

Wednesday — Piloting the Transformation of Multiple Sclerosis Real-World Data to the OMOP CDM: Lessons Learned (Tina Parciak)

Thursday — Towards all-Island sharing of Irish lymphoid blood cancers data: landscape and gap analysis (Kluivert Boakye Duah)

Friday — Exploring Drug Utilization Patterns in Osteoporosis Therapy (Balqis Istiqomah Gusbela)


Registration is now open for the 2024 Global Symposium , which will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J., USA. The three-day event will feature tutorials on Day 1, plenaries and the collaborator showcase on Day 2, and workgroup activities on Day 3.

• Day 1 will open with a single tutorial in the morning: An Introduction to the Journey from Data to Evidence using OHDSI. There will be four advanced tutorials during the afternoon: An Introduction to the Journey from Data to Evidence using OHDSI; Developing and Evaluating Your Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) Process to the OMOP Common Data Model; So, You Think You Want To Run an OHDSI Network Study?; and Using the OHDSI Standardized Vocabularies for Research. You can select your tutorials during the registration process.

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Daniel Prieto-Alhambra announced an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Real World Evidence to join the Pharmaco- and Device epidemiology research group at the Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS, University of Oxford. This person will be leading or co-leading real world evidence studies, analysing real world health data mapped to the OMOP common data model and write study reports and scientific manuscripts. More details and an application link are available here; the application deadline is 12 pm on July 1, 2024.

Aki Nishimura announced that Johns Hopkins University is seeking postdoctoral fellows. The fellows would work on methodological research in pharmaco-epidemiology to address medication and device utilization, effectiveness, and safety relevant to health, lung, and blood diseases. More information and application details are available here.


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