WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALL MEETINGS
Please join us Tuesday, April 26 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, when we will learn about the state of the OHDSI open-source community and get a recap on the first OHDSI DevCon, held April 22. We will also hear about a new opportunity in open-source development that was announced during the State of the Community presentation.
We will hear from the following leaders in our open-source community:
• Lee Evans (Owner • LTS Computing LLC)
• Martijn Schuemie (Research Fellow, Epidemiology Analytics • Janssen Research and Development)
• Paul Nagy (Associate Professor • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
• Adam Black (Data Sciences • Odysseus Data Services)
Everybody is invited. Calendar invites for our 2022 community calls go out each Friday. If you did not receive one, please use this link to join the meeting. All recordings from these weekly meetings will be posted on both our main OHDSI Teams tenant and on our OHDSI.org Community Calls page.
WEEKLY WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, April 26 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 9am ET
Common Data Model WG – VOCABULARY Subgroup: Tuesday, April 26 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 12:00 ET, alternating with the general CDM WG.
OMOP CDM Oncology WG- Outreach/Research Subgroup: Tuesday, April 26 at 3pm (ET) (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 3pm ET
FHIR and OMOP WG- Digital Quality Measurements Subgroup: Wed. April 27 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 10am ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates Zoom Details: Meeting ID: 836 4585 6405 Passcode: 552204
Latin America WG: Wednesday, April 27 at 11:30am Bogota/Lima/Quito time (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11:30am Bogota/Lima/Quito time
FHIR and OMOP WG-Oncology Subgroup: Thursday, April 28 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 12pm ET
OMOP CDM Oncology- Vocabulary /Development Subgroup: Thursday, April 28 at 1pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 1pm ET THIS IS A REVISED SCHEDULE
FHIR and OMOP WG-Terminologies Subgroup: Meeting: Thursday, April 28 at 6pm ET (Pacific & Western Time zone participants) : (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 6pm ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates (Meeting ID: 685 509 3136 Passcode: 710256)
GIS-Geographic Information System WG DEVELOPMENT Meeting: Friday, April 29 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 9am ET.
Clinical Trials WG: Friday, April 29 at 10:30am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10:30am ET.
Congratulations to the team of Yilu Fang, Betina Idnay, Yingcheng Sun, Hao Liu, Zhehuan Chen, Karen Marder, Hua Xu, Rebecca Schnall, and Chunhua Weng on the publication of Combining human and machine intelligence for clinical trial eligibility querying in JAMIA.
Congratulations to the team of Katie Bradwell, Jacob Wooldridge, Benjamin Amor, Tellen Bennett, Adit Anand, Carolyn Bremer, Yun Jae Yoo, Zhenglong Qian, Steven Johnson, Emily Pfaff, Andrew Girvin, Amin Manna, Emily Niehaus, Stephanie Hong, Xiaohan Tanner Zhang, Richard Zhu, Mark Bissell, Nabeel Qureshi, Joel Saltz, Melissa Haendel, Christopher Chute, Harold Lehmann, and Richard Moffitt (on behalf of the N3C Consortium) on the publication of Harmonizing units and values of quantitative data elements in a very large nationally pooled electronic health record (EHR) dataset in JAMIA
Congratulations to the team of Kristina Bardenheuer, Michel Van Speybroeck, Clare Hague, Enkeleida Nikai, and Martin Price on the publication of Haematology Outcomes Network in Europe (HONEUR) – a collaborative, interdisciplinary platform to harness the potential of Real-World Data in hematology in the European Journal of Haematology.
OHDSI DevCon 2022 was a success last Friday, with more than 100 people joining for a series of workshops, talks and an impressive final panel discussion. All the talks will be loaded to the DevCon homepage on OHDSI.org, but both the State of the Community presentation by Adam Black and Paul Nagy, as well as the Keynote Address by Martijn Schuemie, are currently on the page. A big announcement from DevCon was the formation of the Khieron Contributor Cohort, which will help onboard and mentor open-source developers in the community. If you are interested in joining the effort, please fill out this application.
Want to help provide the foundation for future advances in OHDSI global research, and receive some benefits for your company in return? Check out the OHDSI Sponsorship homepage, which includes the community call presentation from George Hripcsak.
The most recent APAC Community Call featured APAC Studies quarterly updates. You can access the recording afterwards, on the APAC Community page.
Are you running a network study and seeking collaboration or data partners? Our May 24 community call will be focused on Open Studies, and we are looking for presenters. If you would like to join this call, please contact Craig Sachson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Reinbeek and the Erasmus Medical Center team shared an opening for an R Programmer in Health Data Science. This position will be responsible for designing, developing, documenting, and maintaining R code that will be executed against health data that is standardized to the OMOP Common Data Model. More information and the application link are available here. The application deadline is this Wednesday, April 27.
Dani Prieto-Alhambra and his team at Oxford are recruiting a Database Programmer to join the team. This position will contribute to the standardization and curation of large real world data from the UK and collaborate with the OHDSI, EHDEN and OPTIMA Oncology teams. More information and the application link are available here. The application deadline is May 23, 2022.
As mentioned by Sally Baxter and Kerry Goetz on last week’s community call, the National Eye Institute is looking for a DATA Scholar to develop a strategy and lead community consensus building to improve ocular health care through data standardization. Among other responsibilities, this person will build on community expertise of the OMOP CDM to advance standard representation of ocular concepts. More information is available here.
Registration has opened for the 2022 OHDSI Symposium, which will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The main conference will be held Friday, Oct. 14, while a full-day tutorial (An Introductory Journey from Data to Evidence) will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be several workgroup activities between Oct. 15-16 as well. Here are several important links for #OHDSI2021.
Full Symposium: Homepage | Weekend Room Block | FAQs
Oct. 14 – Main Conference: Information | Registration | Collaborator Showcase
Oct. 15 – Tutorial: Information | Registration
The next CBER BEST Seminar will be held this Wednesday, April 27, at 11 am ET. Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen (Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) will present his work on “Addressing Selection and Confounding Bias in Test-Negative Study Designs for Flu and COVID-19 Monitoring.” You can register for this seminar here.
The 2022 OHDSI European Symposium, which will be held at the Steam Ship Rotterdam in The Netherlands, will be held June 24-26. The main symposium will be June 24, and tutorials will be held June 25-26. For more information and the registration link, please visit the symposium homepage.
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