2017 OHDSI Symposium

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Date(s) - 10/18/2017 - 10/20/2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bethesda North Marriott

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About the Symposium

OHDSI’s mission is to improve health, by empowering a community to collaboratively generate the evidence that promotes better health decisions and better care. As a community we envision a world in which observational research produces a comprehensive understanding of health and disease. OHDSI promotes a collaborative approach to research and has rapidly grown into a vibrant international community. Everyone is welcome to actively participate in OHDSI, whether as a patient, a health professional, a researcher, or someone who simply believes in our cause

The third annual OHDSI symposium will promote this vision and provide OHDSI collaborators an opportunity to share our accomplishments with the broader healthcare community. The day will include a collaborator showcase involving a poster session to highlight OHDSI’s research achievements and interactive demonstrations of OHDSI’s open-source software tools that will revolutionize how medical evidence is generated.

The 2017 OHDSI symposium will take place on Wednesday, October 18th at the at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located at 5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

There is no fee to attend the symposium.

On October 19-20th, 2017 we will hold tutorial workshops. Please see the 2017 Tutorial Workshops tab to learn more about the workshops and topics.

The agenda is available to download here:
2017 OHDSI Symposium

Symposium Materials

Who Should Attend

Stakeholders from the following organizations who would benefit from the presentations and discussions during and following this event, include but are not limited to:

  • AMIA, Technology and Software developers
  • Academia, Centers of Excellence
  • Groups involved in the discovery of new pathways for treatment of cancer and other diseases
  • Pharmaceutical and Device Industry
  • Health-care start-ups, Healthcare payers and providers
  • Clinicians, Patients, and Disease-focused Patient Advocates and Foundations
  • Data standardization organizations

Stakeholders include:

  • People most interested in addressing these issues, because they are the most directly affected by the problems.
  • Senior management interested in breaking the cycle

Symposium & Tutorial Recordings

Main Symposium
CDM & Vocabulary Tutorial
Population-Level Estimationl
Patient-Level Prediction
About the Tutorials

This year we will be offering tutorial workshops that will take place on October 19-20th, 2017 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Tutorial attendance is limited and you will be notified by September 7th, 2017 if you have been accepted into the workshop. You may register for one or two workshops, one on each day.

For workshops 2-4, you must have the prerequisites listed in order to register for the workshop. Below are the course prerequisites that will help you determine if you are a good fit for the course:

About the Tutorials
Tutorial Faculty
Collaborator Showcase

OHDSI’s achievements to date would not be possible if not for the hard work of our growing community members. Our annual collaborator showcase provides collaborators the opportunity to showcase their their tremendous work.

Abstract Submissions and Guidelines
Abstracts & Posters


Below are some of the organizations who have shown great support of OHDSI’s mission:

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Past Symposia

2016 OHDSI Symposium
2015 OHDSI Symposium