Weekly OHDSI Digest- April 12, 2021


Weekly Community Call:
Please join us for our next OHDSI Community Call on Tuesday, April 13 at 11 am ET for a session of 10-minute tutorials on open-source tools that can aid your research. We are thrilled to welcome Michael Kallfelz (ATHENA/Vocabulary), Asieh Golozar (Creating Cohort Definitions in ATLAS), Frank DeFalco (ACHILLES) and Maxim Moinat (USAGI) to share their expertise with the community. Everybody is invited!

(The previously scheduled PHOEBE tutorial was postponed due to a conflict.)

Many of you will have the calendar link in your OHDSI Teams environment. If not, you will need the specific meeting link to access the community call; it will also be posted in the main OHDSI Teams environment. As always, if you can’t make it, the recordings will be posted to both our Community Calls page and the General OHDSI Teams recordings folder.


OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, April 13 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET.

Vaccine Vocabulary WG: Wednesday, April 14 at 8 am ET (Meeting Link)
This is a new work group in Teams and the link above will change after the April 14th meeting

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Development Subgroup Meeting: Wednesday, April 14 at 10 am ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 10 am ET.

Natural Language Processing WG: Wednesday, April 14 at 2 pm ET ( Meeting Link )
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 2 pm ET.

Psychiatry WG: Thursday, April 15 at 8 am ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 8 am ET.

HADES WG: Thursday, April 15 at 12 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 12 pm ET.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – CDM/Vocabulary Subgroup Meeting: Thursday, April 15 at 1 pm ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET.

Clinical Trials WG: Friday, April 16 at 10 am ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10 am ET.

Electronic Health Record WG: Friday, April 16 at 10 am ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10 am ET.

GIS-Geographic Information System WG Meeting: Monday, April 19 at 10 am ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Monday at 10 am ET.


Registration for the 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium is now open! More information, as well as a registration link, are now available on OHDSI.org. Registration remains free for the four-day event, which takes place Sept.12-15; however, we also provide registration contribution/optional registration fee tickets as well. We thank you in advance for your support!
All OHDSI activities depend largely on government grants and organization sponsorships; please email symposium@ohdsi.org if you would like to consider sponsorship opportunities for this year’s symposium.

Call for participation for the Collaborator Showcase for this year’s symposium will post next week! Please look for information on the forum, website and through the OHDSI Events manager email. We look forward to receiving your great work to be considered for the 2021 showcase!

Last week, Patrick Ryan asked for feedback from the FDA/CBER draft master protocol for their COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance efforts, and the community responded. There is another opportunity to voice your thoughts, as the FDA/CBER draft protocol for “Assessment of the Performance of COVID-19 Diagnosis Code Using SARS-CoV-2 Test Results” was recently posted. This could be of particular interest to many of you who are interested in phenotype evaluation or have been developing COVID-related phenotypes. You can respond to the forum post.

George Hripcsak also shared a forum post about a presentation he will provide about ‘OHDSI and Interoperability’ to the ONC Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force this Friday. George asked for feedback on thoughts we should share as a community in this area. We’ve already received some detailed feedback on this topic, but there is still time to share your thoughts. The full forum thread is available here.

Last week’s community call was all about ongoing network studies, but what happens if you have an idea for a new study, but don’t know how to get started. Sarah Seager and Ian Wong are leading an IQVIA webinar about how to design and execute observational network studies this Thursday at 10 am ET? You can register for the webinar here.

Sonia Araujo and Rhonda Facile will present the work of the OHDSI Clinical Trials WG during the CDISC 2021 Europe Interchange. The presentation “Expanding the OMOP Observational Data Standard to Capture Clinical Trial Data” will take place April 28 at 16:30 CET/10:30 EDT. You can register for the event here.

Work groups listed on the OHDSI website: To get a snapshot of the work group meetings for the month, please visit Upcoming Working Group Calls – OHDSI

Accessing MSTeams: If you attended the 2020 OHDSI Symposium, you are already in the OHDSI teams environment. If you would like to be added to the OHDSI teams environment, please fill out this form: Join OHDSI Teams

If you are already in the OHDSI teams environment and you would like to join work groups in teams, please fill out this form: Join Workgroups, Chapters, and Studies

Teams Best Practices and Guidance: For guidance on MS Teams, please log into OHDSI Teams and check out this channel located in the OHDSI Team Teams Best Practices and Guidance
**you can also find the document on our website ohdsi.org under “Collaborate with OHDSI in MS Teams.”

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