Weekly OHDSI Digest- January 23, 2023


Please join our Jan. 24 community call (11 am ET) for an important conversation about ways the OHDSI community can collaborate to achieve three strategic priorities presented at the start of the year.

During the initial community call of 2023, Patrick Ryan shared a trio of foundational pillars that need to be strengthened to enable reliable evidence generation. Next week, Patrick will join Anna Ostropolets and Clair Blacketer to propose specific strategies to address these three priorities:

• Standardized vocabularies

• Standardized data network

• Collaborating on network studies: “The Sisyphus Challenge”

Everybody is invited. There is a new calendar invite for 2023 calls which went out last week. 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.


Upcoming Workgroup Calls – OHDSI


Save The Date! The 2023 OHDSI Global Symposium is scheduled for Oct. 20-22. The location and more details will be shared when available.

• There have been several recent releases from the HADES development team since the start of 2023, including SelfControlledCaseSeries 4.1.0, EvidenceSynthesis 0.4.0, SqlRender 1.11.1, and Characterization 0.0.5. Thank you to package maintainers Martijn Schuemie and Jenna Reps for their leadership with these open-source tools.

• JSM (Joint Statistical Meeting) 2023 will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. The call for abstracts is happening now, and the deadline is Feb. 1, 2023.

• ICPE 2023 will be held in person Aug. 23-27 at the Halifax Convention Center in Nova Scotia, Canada. The call for abstracts is happening right now, and the deadline is Feb. 13, 2023.

• The CBER BEST Seminar Series returns Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 11 am ET, as 2022 Titan Award recipient Fan Bu will provide a presentation on Bayesian Safety Surveillance with Adaptive Bias Correction. More information and a registration link is available here.

• Jenna Reps, co-lead of the PLP workgroup, recently shared several video tutorials of version 6 of the PatientLevelPrediction tool. The demos are available on both our website and our YouTube page.

• The 2023 Oxford Real World Evidence Summer School will take place June 19-23 at the University of Oxford. Dani Prieto-Alhambra will serve as a course director for a session that will provide participants with the tools and concepts necessary to plan and execute Real World Evidence studies, with a focus on the use of the OMOP common data model. More information and a registration link are available here.

• All workgroups should plan to share their 2023 OKRs during a February community call. If you are a workgroup lead, please sign up for a 3:00 minute slot on one of the four calls using this form.

OHDSI Social Showcase

 The #OHDSISocialShowcase continues this week, as all the research from the OHDSI Symposium collaborator showcase will be presented on the Twitter and LinkedIn social feeds over the next several months. You can see the research and the respective leads that will be shared this week.

Monday: Development of Machine Learning models for Cancer Survival among Lung cancer patients with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKIs) treatment (Alex PA. Nguyen)

Tuesday: Analyzing the Effect of Hypertension on Retinal Thickness Using Radiology Common Data Model (R-CDM) (Chul Hyoung Park)

Wednesday: Comparing the impact of clean windows across cohorts and databases (Rupa Makadia)

Thursday: Assessing and Benchmarking Data Quality and Diversity in the All of Us (Lina Sulieman)

Friday: Moving OMOP to the cloud with DBT and Snowflake (Roger Carlson)


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