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Weekly OHDSI Digest - June 3, 2024 - NO COMMUNITY CALL JUNE 4


Due to the OHDSI Europe Symposium, there will not be a community call June 4. Please join our June 11 (11 am ET) community call to learn about the presentations, tutorials and more from the Europe Symposium.

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.


Upcoming Workgroup Calls – OHDSI


• Congratulations to the team of Pedro Mateus, Justine Moonen, Magdalena Beran, Eva Jaarsma, Sophie M van der Landen, Joost Heuvelink, Mahlet Birhanu, Alexander Harms, Esther Bron, Frank J Wolters, Davy Cats, Hailiang Mei, Julie Oomens, Willemijn Jansen, Miranda T Schram, Andre Dekker, and Inigo Bermejo on the recent publication of Data harmonization and federated learning for multi-cohort dementia research using the OMOP common data model: A Netherlands consortium of dementia cohorts case study in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.

• Congratulations to the team of Felix N Wirth, Hammam Abu Attieh, and Fabian Prasser on the recent publication of OHDSI-compliance: a set of document templates facilitating the implementation and operation of a software stack for real-world evidence generation in Frontiers in Medicine.

• Congratulations to the team of Shahim Essaid, Jeff Andre, Ian M Brooks, Katherine H Hohman, Madelyne Hull, Sandra L Jackson, Michael G Kahn, Emily M Kraus, Neha Mandadi, Amanda K Martinez, Joyce Y Mui, Bob Zambarano, and Andrey Soares on the publication of MENDS-on-FHIR: leveraging the OMOP common data model and FHIR standards for national chronic disease surveillance in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.


The next edition of the CBER BEST Seminar Series will be held Wednesday, June 26, at 11 am ET. Jenna Wong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, will lead a session on Applying Machine Learning in Distributed Networks to Support Activities for Post-Market Surveillance of Medical Products: Opportunities, Challenges, and Considerations. The full schedule for the CBER BEST Seminar Series, including past presentations, is available here.


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.

• Collaborator Showcase submissions are now being accepted, and all details about the event are available here. Submissions are due by Friday, June 21, at 8 pm ET. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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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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